Residential and commercial building applications of Aluminium have witnessed fast growth in the modern world with the new building trends. Aluminium fabricators have also found applications in varied multidisciplinary fields like power lines, heat sinks, precision tubing, rolled aluminium products, making of food containers and utensils. Aluminium fabricators have many features like corrosion resistance, reflectivity, lightweight, thermal, and electrical conductivity, which are explained in detail in the following section.
Aluminium has a self-protection mechanism against corrosion when aluminium metal is exposed to the atmosphere; a thin layer of oxide is formed above the metal, preventing it from further oxidation. The fact that the formed oxide layer looks similar to the metal makes it less noticeable. Unlike many other metals, they remain non-corrosive in the industrial environment unless exposed to something that destroys the oxide layer. Coating aluminium fabricators with paint can further prevent the corrosion of the metal. Many of the food containers are made with Aluminium due as it doesn’t react and produce any toxic residues by chemical interaction. The metal shows high resistance to acids but is less resistant to alkalis.
Aluminium offers a rare blend of valuable characteristics. Aluminium is a least dense metal consisting of atoms that are not heavy with a density of 2.7 kg per dm3. The metal is three times lighter than steel, even then it has a comparable strength as of steel. Due to its lightweight property, Aluminium fabricators in UAE find application in many massive structure constructions and automobile industry, resulting in the reduction of cost and energy cutting of the manufacturing process. Despite being lightweight, the metal is strong, robust and exhibits elastic properties. Al-Li (lithium) alloy is the lightest among the alloys of Aluminium.
Thermal and Electrical Conductivity
Thermal conductivity is the measure of the ability to conduct heat energy, whereas electrical conductivity is the measure of the ability to carry a current. The Aluminium metal has free electrons that facilitate high thermal and electrical conductivity. When compared with copper and steel metals, Aluminium is two-fold and three-fold, respectively, more conductive than them. This makes the metal widely used in applications that involves heat exchange and as an electrical conductor. Aluminium alloys are less conductive than the metal in pure form but are more conductive than copper or steel. In the most refined form, Aluminium fabricators shows the conductivity of 61 % IACS. It is particularly useful for applications in power transmission lines.
When a light beam encounters a metal surface, it is either absorbed or reflected. Usually, all metals show high reflectivity, and the same is the case with Aluminium fabricators. The reflectivity better describes the polished nature of Aluminium. The materials that exhibit high reflectivity are also great conductors as they won’t absorb any amount of energy. The main two applications of Aluminium that use its property of reflectivity are they are used as mirror substrates and as a coating material for other metals, ceramics, and glass. Aluminium has a reflectivity of 71% when unpolished and 97% when polished.
Ductility is the physical characteristic of a material to be hammered or stretched before breaking. Aluminium has a low melting point and low density, and so in the molten state, they are treated to design varied items. Aluminium foils are the best example to prove its flexibility. Aluminium is the 6th most ductile metal and so can be easily worked with machining activities like drilling, cutting, punching with low expulsion of energy. Heat treatments can raise the tensile strength of Al alloys without affecting flexibility. The assembly and dismantle of Aluminium fabricators are easier as it is not brittle.
Impermeable and odorless
The metal shows high impermeability towards air, light, and microorganisms. Even at a thickness of 0.007 mm thickness, Aluminium is impermeable, which explains its high barrier capability. The metal is chemically non-reactive, non-toxic, odorless, and so highly recommendable for storing sensitive products like food items and pharmaceuticals. Doors, windows, etc. made of Aluminium are so tight enough that they don’t let air or dust particles enter the space and so are perfect for air conditioned buildings. Aluminium fabrications don’t have a substance smell or taste and block the UV rays making it the suitable metal for applications mentioned above.
Aluminium is a green metal with the least carbon footprint. It is 100 percent recyclable metal, without compromising any of its underlying properties and quality. Seventy-five per cent of the produced metal is still in use. Recycling of metal proves to be more cost-effective, and energy-efficient than extruding metal from nature as 4 to 5 tons of bauxite ore gives one ton of Aluminium. In recycling, the process of melting the metal helps to clear all the coatings and impurities. More recycled metal means less need for new metal and less land to be dug for it. This makes Aluminium an environment-friendly and highly sustainable metal.
Low handling and transport cost
Aluminium fabricators are easy to handle due to its low weight, and so it can be carried in large quantities with less cost and time.
The metal has a stylish and sleek appearance and can be customized easily to the style requirements of the customer. Colour coatings are used to attain different colors for the metal surface.
Aluminium sheets exhibit significant soundproofing characteristics by reflecting electromagnetic waves. Thus they provide excellent privacy to space.
Low maintenance cost
Due to the less reactive nature of Aluminium, they have low maintenance cost compared to other metals. The initial spend on the metal is more than other metals but is worth in the long run.
Strength To Weight Ratio
Strength to weight ratio of Aluminium is high; it means a comparatively low amount of the metal can offer high strength to the construction. The low weight also makes the loading and unloading procedure simpler.
Cryogenics is the study of the behavior of a material at a low temperature. Even at temperatures below zero degrees, the metal exhibits great strength compared to steel, which becomes brittle.