Aluminium Components

Aluminium has an exceptionally broad range of abilities, properties, physical, chemical and mechanical characteristics, which are manifested through an extensive number of alloys.

Briefly on aluminium:

  • Very low specific weight. About 1/3 of iron.
  • It can be easily shaped, rolled, drawn, extruded, welded and therefore it is the ideal metal for construction. Its module of elasticity (70.000MPa) is 3 times lower than of iron. Under load conditions, an aluminium structure has 3 times greater elastic elongation than an iron ore.
  • Aluminium and most of its alloys range from resistant to very resistant against various forms of corrosion. Due to its close chemical affinity with oxygen, the metal’s physical surface is permanently covered with a layer of aluminium oxide, which is a very effective way of preventing further corrosion. It is this property that makes it popular with construction, marine engineering and the transportation industry (automobiles, trains, aircrafts). Its near-to-zero maintenance cost in combination with its low specific weight, make aluminium the ideal choice.
  • Aluminium is a good thermal and electrical conductor.