General information about aluminium rod profiles
These profiles are suitable for a wide range of applications, which results from the advantageous properties of the material.
Aluminium has a lower density than steel, which is why it is referred to as a light metal. Nevertheless, the material has a high strength and withstands corrosion. This is ensured by the oxide layer on the surface of the profile. Aluminium rod profiles are not only very resistant to environmental influences, they can also be easily machined. This facilitates further processing and reduces costs.
Aluminium is also considered an environmentally friendly material because it can be 100 percent recycled without any loss in quality. Due to the low weight of the material, transport causes relatively low CO2 emissions.
How are rod profiles made from aluminium?
Aluminium bar profiles are produced by extrusion. First, an aluminium bolt is heated to approimately 500°C, which softens the material. The billet is then pressed through a die, which gives the profile its shape. The aluminium rod profiles are then shortened to the desired length. They are then allowed to cool and harden.
The surface can then be treated. For example, aluminium rod profiles can be coloured by anodizing.
Where are aluminium rod profiles used?
Thanks to their outstanding properties, the profiles can be used for a wide range of applications. The most important areas of application are:
- Automotive industry
- Aircraft construction
- Mechanical engineering
- Construction sector
- Exhibition stand construction
- Furniture industry
What are the advantages of aluminium rod profiles?
Bar profiles made of aluminium offer our customers the following advantages:
- Efficient further processing
- Shock resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Tolerance to temperature fluctuations
- Steam tightness
- UV resistance
- Conductivity for heat and electricity
- Magnetic neutrality