Aluminium is an economical alternative to stainless steel and is often specified for its light weight and strength.
Aluminium is a very good conductor of electricity and heat, it can be hammered into sheets (malleable) or pulled out into wires (ductile).
Although it is corrosion resistant, Aluminium is a highly reactive metal. Aluminium prevents corrosion by forming a small, thin layer of aluminium oxide on its surface. This layer protects the metal by preventing oxygen from reaching it, which inhibits the corrosion process.
- TIG Welding
- Press brake bending
- Sheared and sawn
- Painted finish (to specification)
- Powder coating
- Natural metal finish
Aluminium is used to manufacture:
- Window frames
- Window cills