Arconic aluminum alloy drill pipe is extruded in Arconic’s Lafayette, Indiana facility, one of the largest and most advanced extrusion mills in the world.
The Arconic method of extrusion provides a variety of benefits:
- Offers a seamless aluminum alloy tube with integral heavy ends of attachment of the tool joint
- Body and heavy ends of each tube are extruded in one singular operation. No further upsetting is required
- Offers very smooth internal and external surfaces, excellent concentricity, precise wall thickness, and near-perfect section shapes