Minalex Precision Aluminum Extrusions Help Maintain Target Accuracy for U.S. Military

Travel to American military bases or theaters of conflict around the world where U.S. soldiers are engaged and there’s a good chance a Minalex miniature aluminum extrusion will be there.

Where you’re most likely to find them are as an integral component of military rifles referred to as the Picatinny rail. The Picatinny rail or Pic rail for short, also known as a MIL-STD-1913 rail, or Standardization Agreement 2324 rail, is a bracket on firearms that provides a standard mounting platform consisting of rails similar in concept to the earlier commercial Weaver rail mount used to mount telescopic sights. Read more…


Minalex Aluminum Extrusions Help Jenex and Its Customers Achieve Olympic-Size Goals

(Whitehouse Station, NJ – February 2018) In PyeongChang, South Korea this February, competitors representing eighty-nine countries from around the world will be giving performances of Olympic proportions to achieve their dreams of capturing gold. For many skiers, realizing this ultimate goal is due in no small part to countless hours of practice and conditioning. Helping athletes from America, Canada and many other countries in these efforts is the roller ski company Jenex, who relies on the strength and stability of Minalex miniature aluminum extrusions for the main chassis of their industry leading training equipment. Read more…


Third Generation Joins As Minalex Celebrates Fifty-Year Milestone

Measured traditionally, a half-century is the passing of chronological time. Another way to gauge it is by the value and longevity of the relationships formed and sustained during that time. In that regard, few corporations can confidently say their strength lies in generations of family who share the same vision: to ensure that relationships create a prosperous, secure business for both company and clients. This long-standing principle is one that has been unwaveringly embraced for more than 50 years by the family-owned and founded Minalex Corporation, who today continues to be at the forefront of high-quality, custom aluminum extrusions. Read more…


Minalex Continues To Advance The Sports Equipment Game

When you think of the competitive game of tennis, a scenic mountain bike ride, or an exhilarating game of paintball, what comes to mind?

For decades, the use of custom aluminum extrusions from Minalex in the active consumer products market and the company’s fundamental contributions to sports equipment has been a winning collaboration. Read more…


Minalex Aluminum Extrusion Solution Keeps Boeing 787 Dreamliner On Schedule

As the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was in production, the company detected a potential issue that needed to be resolved expeditiously to keep production on schedule. Upon further analysis, the engineering team at Boeing determined that a design built from aluminum extrusions, would provide a more than ample solution. Aluminum as a material is broadly known for its ability to conduct heat rapidly, as well as cool more rapidly, than other materials.

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Global Trend In Miniaturization Is Getting Bigger

How Companies Like Minalex are Making Smaller Parts with Bigger Impact.

The days of “Bigger is Better” as an oft repeated business buzz phrase are coming to an end. Across many industries, the trend in recent years has been all about miniaturization: the manufacturing of ever-smaller mechanical, optical, medical, and electronic products and devices. Take the electronics industry as an example: the size of microchips has grown smaller, and as a result everything related to it in the supply chain has adjusted to accommodate the new, compact size. Read more…