• 21 April 2024

Aluminum profile is a modern, lightweight and durable construction material that allows you to create even the most complex systems for various purposes. Aluminum profiles such as sections are widely used in internal and external structures.

Aluminum sections - advantages

Aluminum alloys are a unique material that combines a multitude of useful properties:

- Resistance to corrosion.

- High electrical and thermal conductivity.

- Light weight.

- Strength and ductility.

Aluminum sections are easy to maintain and, most importantly, are a durable material. They do not contain admixtures of hazardous and harmful substances and, very conveniently, do not change their physical and chemical properties under the influence of temperature. The properties of the aluminum alloy, is determined by its composition, as well as the method of production and possible processing methods.

Structural aluminum sections are quite easy to process, which most often includes grinding, drilling and milling. In addition, the profiles can be easily and quickly welded using the gas, contact method, which makes the assembly of aluminum sections simple and extremely fast, and finished structures made from aluminum profiles are highly regarded in today's building and industrial materials market.

Structural aluminum sections - processing.

Aluminum sections are available with two main types of coatings: anodic oxide or polymer powder.

Aluminum reacts with oxygen to form an additional layer on its surface. As a result, after additional processing, the aluminum profile becomes more resistant to various weather conditions and is suitable for outdoor installation, regardless of its thickness. The aluminum extrusion technique is applied to different types of aluminum alloys to obtain specific cross-sectional shapes. The extrusion process takes advantage of a special property of aluminum metal - plasticity. This makes it easy to form, machine and cast. Products made from aluminum sections are characterized by considerable stability and strength, especially when combined with other metals such as magnesium and silicon.

The economic importance of aluminum sections

Installing aluminum sections is more cost-effective than their steel counterparts. Structural aluminum sections can be produced in any shape, cross section, and the manufacturing time itself is faster and less costly.

Where are aluminum sections used?

There are many applications that aluminum sections have. The dimensions of these elements can vary from 100x100x2.0 to 200x20x2. Aluminum sections are particularly popular in the construction industry. Aluminum provides natural long-term resistance to the effects of moisture, the corrosive effects of road salt and temperature. Aluminum material conducts heat very effectively and as such is widely used in heating and cooling equipment, automotive radiators, electronics and video/audio systems, condenser tubes, air conditioners, precision pharmaceutical units and nuclear reactors. One of the optimal characteristics of aluminum is its natural resistance to corrosion without the need for additional surface treatment. This characteristic is due to the presence of the metal's natural thin protective layer of aluminum oxide, which adheres to its surface. In the construction industry, extruded aluminum products are widely used. For example, lightweight guide rails and panels made of extruded aluminum are often used in the construction of sheds and trailers. In addition, aluminum profiles are also used in other denser structures. Various architectural applications that use aluminum profiles include railings and balustrades, grandstands and building facades. Canopies, whose structure needs to be lightweight yet rigid to withstand loads, also use standard aluminum profiles. Because aluminum does not rust, it has an attractive appearance. Aluminum is also extremely popular for interior accents.