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Looking for a reliable and sturdy option for your industrial needs? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ aluminium bar. Available in various lengths, this metal strip is not only durable, but also corrosion resistant making it ideal for use in harsh and demanding environments. It is resistant to weather, chemicals and heat, ensuring your investment lasts long. Its lightweight and flexibility make it easy to handle and transport, while its excellent conductivity of heat and electricity makes it perfect for a range of applications. And the added bonus? Its hygienic properties make it a great choice for medical and food industries. Plus, with its recyclable properties, you can feel good knowing you’re doing your part for the environment. Trust Speciality Metals for your aluminium bar needs in the UK.
We offer a wide selection of aluminium bar online from trusted mills in the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium flat strip products to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
Speciality Metals offers the perfect solution for industrial and construction needs with their reliable 12.7mm Width x 3.125mm Thick Metal Strip Aluminium Bar. This UK-supplied bar comes in various lengths and provides remarkable benefits to different industries. The aluminum bar is durable, corrosion-resistant and weather, chemical and heat-resistant. As a good conductor of heat and electricity, this bar is ideal for electrical applications. Hygienic properties, coupled with being lightweight and flexible, make the aluminum bar a popular choice in the industries of food production, chemical processing and pharmaceuticals. The bar is also recyclable, making it an eco-friendly and sustainable option for manufacturers. Choose Speciality Metals and experience the many benefits of an aluminium bar that stands the test of time.
Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
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Flat bar strip is also available in mild steel and stainless steel.
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An aluminium flat bar is a flat, rectangular section of metal predominantly made from aluminium, characterised by its width and thickness. This material is valued for its unique combination of lightness, strength and resistance to corrosion. Owing to its workability and durability, it finds versatile applications ranging from construction tasks, such as framing and bracketing, to trims, edgings and various DIY projects. The ease with which aluminium can be cut, bent and shaped makes flat bars an ideal choice for multiple tasks. Additionally, to enhance its appearance or provide added protection, the surface of the aluminium flat bar can be treated through methods like anodizing, painting or powder coating. In sum, aluminium flat bars embody the lightweight and malleable qualities of aluminium, making them a go-to choice for many construction and craft applications.
Aluminium flat bars are prized for their combination of strength, corrosion resistance and lightweight nature, making them suitable for a wide array of applications. Some of the common uses of aluminium flat bars include:
Yes, you can weld aluminium flat bars, but welding aluminium does present certain challenges compared to welding steel, primarily due to aluminium’s unique physical properties. Here are some important points to consider when welding aluminium flat bars:
Aluminium Oxide Layer: Aluminium forms a thin but strong layer of aluminium oxide on its surface almost immediately upon exposure to air. This oxide layer has a much higher melting point than the underlying aluminium. Before welding, this layer should be removed using a stainless steel brush or another suitable method.
Filler Material: It’s essential to choose the right filler material that matches the aluminium alloy you’re welding. Some common aluminium filler alloys are 4043 and 5356, but the best choice will depend on the specific aluminium alloy of your flat bar.
Preheat: Unlike steel, aluminium dissipates heat quickly. Depending on the thickness of the flat bar and the specific aluminium alloy, preheating might be beneficial.
Technique: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is often preferred for welding aluminium, especially for thinner sections, due to its precision. However, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding can also be used, especially for thicker sections or longer welds.
Shielding Gas: Pure argon or an argon-helium mix is typically used as the shielding gas when welding aluminium. Avoid using carbon dioxide as it’s not suitable for welding aluminium.
Welding Speed: Because aluminium’s melting point is much lower than that of steel, you’ll typically need to weld at a faster speed.
Skill Level: Welding aluminium is generally considered more challenging than welding steel. It requires practice and potentially some training to achieve strong, clean welds.
Cleanliness: Aluminium is sensitive to contaminants. Ensure both the flat bar and the filler material are clean and free from dirt, grease or other impurities before welding.
Thermal Conductivity: Aluminium’s high thermal conductivity means it can become quite hot over larger areas during the welding process. Proper safety precautions, including wearing gloves and using clamps that can handle the heat, are essential.
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