Aluminium Round Bar
The chemical element of atomic number 13, a light silvery-grey metal. It is obtained from bauxite and is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. Its resistance to corrosion, lightness and strength which is mainly in alloys have led to use in domestic utensils, engineering parts and aircraft construction.
- Alloy 1100 – Excellent Formability/ workability
- Alloy 2011 – Good Formability/ workability
- Alloy 2024 – Good Formability/ workability
- Alloy 3003 – Excellent Formability/ workability
- Alloy 5052 – Good Formability/ workability
- Alloy 6061 – Good Formability/ workability
- Alloy 6063 – Good Formability/ workability
- Alloy 7075 – Poor Formability/ workability
- Aluminium is a very light metal with a specific weight.
- It naturally generates a protective oxide coating and is highly corrosion resistant.
- It is an excellent heat and electricity conductor and relation to its weight is almost twice as good conductor as copper.
- It is a good reflector of visible light as well as heat.
- It is ductile and has a low melting point and density.
- It is impermeable and odourless.
- It cannot take same stress as steel, sometimes to the point of negating the cost difference.
- If aluminium is compared to a basic steel, it costs more.
- It doesn’t give or bend as much as steel, means it’s likely to break.
- It doesn’t absorb vibrations as well as steel, which can be good or bad depending on the situation.