Aluminum extrusion is the third-largest product segment in the domestic aluminum industry, representing about 22 percent of the total aluminum market in North America. In particular, use of extruded aluminum in the transportation market segment has grown significantly during the past decade. This growth has been driven by light weighting to increase fuel economy, enhancing electric vehicle range, and improving vehicle safety. Aluminum extrusions create some of the most cost efficient light weighting and recyclability opportunities in transportation, which will be discussed in the presentation. Sapa, as the largest aluminum extrusion manufacturer is a leader in creating new technologies and innovative solutions in extrusion products. In this presentation, some key advances in the areas of next generation aluminum alloys, advanced joining and forming technologies, and improved process and materials simulations will be presented and discussed.