An enlightening educational course
on aluminum extrusions


Our Unique Program

Innovative aluminum solutions


Presenting opportunities with aluminum extrusions, from inception to production. Gain a deeper understanding of the principles of aluminum, tooling design, fabrication, surface treatments, welding, die design, current applications, new technologies and more.

Hydro's goal is to convey a deep understanding of the principles of materials, production, and market application technology. The Hydro Profile Academy gives you the tools with which you can create the optimum extrusion solution.

Since the program's North American inception in 2009, we have hosted over 2,300 guests at over 50 events. 


We have a true passion for aluminum.


Academy presenters have decades of experience in the aluminum industry. With backgrounds in design, metallurgy, fabrication,  and more -  attending a Profile Academy provides you the opportunity to have your questions answered and use these experts as your resource going forward.



Conference Setting. Typically two-days.  (Workshop events are one day)
Typical Topics Covered
Metallurgy & Alloys
Design & Production
Surface Treatment & Corrosion
Bending & Forming
Joining & Welding
Guided Extrusion Plant Tour
Tour of our local facility (where applicable)

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99.5% of past participants would recommend this course to a colleague

This has been the best training class I’ve been involved in over 30 years in the business.
— Eric H., Ryerson
Very informative, worthwhile, and enjoyable.
— Don R., Knoll
Great educational Academy.
I will be recommending this to others within my organization.
— Jordon S., Forms + Surfaces
A perfect blend of education and collaboration.
— Brad W., Harmon