Advantages of Using Aluminium for Profiles and Extrusions

By Martin Hart on Thu 05 March 2020

Commonly utilised for profiles and extrusions, aluminium is seen in the manufacturing industry on a wide variety of objects for a wide variety of applications. This metal’s properties ensure that any constructed components are durable, lightweight, and flexible in design. Completely, 100% recyclable, aluminium is a metal that can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its properties and superior qualities.  

Aluminium profiles and extrusions are produced in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to allow them to fit any requirement you need for your projects. As various functional needs will require different finishes or treatments, aluminium is always a good choice for the ease of adaptability.

Improved Strength

With an exceptional weight to strength ratio, aluminium is ideal; to be used in situations in which low weight and high strength are required from a metal. Aluminium also combines its strength with flexibility, allowing it to flex under loads of weight and spring back into place from the shock of impact.

Light Metal

Extremely lightweight, aluminium has only approximately a third of the weight that steel, brass, and copper have. Because of this property, aluminium is a metal that is very easy to handle and less expensive to ship than other metals.

Seamless Finish

Vital for structural integrity, aluminium possesses the quality of being constructed into one-piece extruded sections. It doesn’t need to be joined through mechanical methods, and any parts built with aluminium are stronger and have a reduced chance of loosening or losing their structural integrity.

Reflects Light

When a metal is needed for applications such as light fittings, aluminium is ideal for its reflective properties. As it reflects light, it’s perfect for delicate uses. It’s also nonmagnetic, which provides a good choice for high-voltage applications.

Conducts Electricity and Heat

As an excellent heat and electricity conductor, aluminium is a very popular choice for use in power transmission cables. It’s twice as conductive as copper, and it conducts both cold and heat better than other common metals do. When applications need heat exchangers, aluminium is always an ideal choice.

Resistant to Corrosion

Aluminium is coated by a natural oxide, which provides the metal with corrosion resistance. With a further powder coating or with an anodising treatment, aluminium can gain a higher corrosion resistance. It doesn’t rust, which also provides any metal piece with a smooth and long-lasting look.

Taking into account all of aluminium’s properties it becomes apparent why it’s used for profiles and extrusions. Here at Hart Wholesale, we have a wide range of solutions to meet every need in your projects, allowing you to provide your clients with an equally high-quality experience.

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