Aluminium is an extremely versatile metal and it is recognised for its lightweight, durability, and flexibility which makes it a key engineering material. The key features of Aluminium mean that it can be manufactured into a variety of shapes and then fabricated to suit a range of applications.
Given that aluminium is not a particularly strong metal on its own, it is frequently utilised as an alloy. Copper, manganese, magnesium, and silicon alloys are light but robust. They play a crucial role in the development of vehicles like aeroplanes.
Because it is a good conductor of electricity, aluminium is frequently used in transmission lines. Weight for weight is almost twice as good a conductor and less expensive as copper.
Aluminium creates a highly reflective covering for heat and light as it evaporates in a vacuum. Unlike a silver coating, it does not tarnish. Telescope mirrors, ornamental paper, containers, and toys are just a few of the items that can benefit from these aluminium coatings.
Key features of aluminium include:
Light weight- The strength of Aluminium can be adapted using different alloys. This makes Aluminium the first choice for a range of applications including building cladding or artwork.
Corrosion resistance- Aluminium is a corrosion resistant metal that naturally generates a protective coating, the natural oxide layer helps protect the surface from corrosion.
Electrical and thermal conductivity- Aluminium is a corrosion resistant metal that naturally generates a protective coating, the natural oxide layer helps protect the surface of the metal from corrosion.
Reflectivity and ductility- It is a good reflector, it is used in light fittings due to its ability to reflect light.
Recyclability– Aluminium is 100% recyclable and it retains all of its original properties.
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BS -1B / 5L36A1050
DIN 3.0255 - Al99.5UNI 900
|1200||6L16, Alloy 1200
6L17, Alloy 1200 5L34, Alloy 1200
4L54, Alloy 1200 L116, Alloy 1200
BS 1C Al 99.0
Alcoa-102 BA 99.0%
Duricilium-T (99.0%) Star-99.2
|2011 /T3/ T6||BS FC1 A92011 BS4300
DIN WS 3.1655
|2014A T6||HE15 BS FC1 A92011 BS4300
DIN WS 3.1655
N8 / NE8
Al Mg4.5 Mn0.7
Al 2.0Mg 0.3Mn
EN AW 5251
ISO: Al Si1MgMn
|6262||AA6262 Al1.0Mg0.6SiPb ASTM B210
DIN W/S 3.4335