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Extruded Aluminium Uses

Apr 5, 2023 | Aluminium Info

Extruded aluminium in residential homes.

All kinds of Aluminium products are used in new home construction and in residential renovations including aluminium patio doors, cabinets, conservatory roofs, door handles, ladders, furniture, windows, doors, radiators, screens, guttering, canopies, showers, grippers, tile and kitchen trims, solar panels, weather strips etc.These products are available in a wide range of colours and textures, both painted and anodised. Extruded aluminium in commercial buildings.Every year, millions of Aluminium windows are installed in new and refurbished office buildings. Aluminium curtain walling systems, windows and doors make an excellent heat barrier, and can reduce heat loss dramatically. Highly resistant and rigid, they have low rates of dilation and contraction and also of condensation. They are extremely stable, durable and thermal efficient. Aluminium brise-soleil have become an integral part of the external building design and help control the heat inside buildings.

Extruded aluminium in Transportation

It is estimated that 90% of trailer trucks have Aluminium bodies. Aluminium is used in buses, commercial vehicles (cant rails, skirts, chassis systems, awning rails, in motor-homes and caravans (windows, chassis frames), cargo container, tail-lifts, air-planes, boats, trains, bicycle wheels etc. Aluminium components can cut hundreds of kilograms from the weight of vehicles and can save from six to twelve times the energy it takes to produce the primary Aluminium. Therefore vehicles are able to carry heavier loads due to the reduced vehicle body weight. The automotive industry is therefore using more and more Aluminium for chassis, panels, seat rails, roof racks, brackets, side impact panels, steps, anti-vibration components, etc.Aluminium does not rust like steel and an Aluminium body is said to outlast steel by three or four times it is one-twenty-fifth that of high-resistance steels. Aluminium does not react with most common materials and it weighs a third as much as steel.


Is Extruded Aluminium easy to work with for DIY projects?
Yes, Extruded Aluminium is quite versatile and easy to work with, making it a great choice for DIY enthusiasts.

Can Extruded Aluminium be used in coastal regions without corroding?
Absolutely, one of its key advantages is its resistance to corrosion, even in coastal areas.

Are there any environmental benefits to using Extruded Aluminium?
Yes, it’s fully recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice for many applications.

How does Extruded Aluminium compare to other metals in terms of weight?
Aluminium is incredibly lightweight, which is a major advantage in many industries.

Can Extruded Aluminium be painted or coated for a different look?
Yes, it’s easy to paint or coat to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Are there any safety concerns when using Extruded Aluminium in DIY projects?
Always follow safety guidelines when working with any material, but Extruded Aluminium is generally safe to use.


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