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Looking for a high-quality flat aluminium bar? Look no further than Speciality Metals! Our metal strip offers a durable, lightweight and flexible option for your project needs. Not only is it corrosion resistant, but it also boasts resistance to weather, chemicals and heat. It is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, making it perfect for a variety of applications, from construction to manufacturing. Plus, its hygienic properties make it a popular choice in the food and medical industries. With various lengths available and its recyclable properties, the Speciality Metals flat aluminium bar is the perfect choice for your project needs. Order yours today!
We offer a wide selection of flat 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 in the UK offers a high-quality 12.7mm width x 6.35mm thick flat aluminium bar in various lengths, which is both durable and resilient against corrosion, weather, chemicals and heat. This metal strip is an ideal choice for several applications because of its excellent conductive properties to heat and electricity. Additionally, the flat aluminium bar has hygienic properties, lightweight and flexibility, making it a go-to choice for many industries. This metal strip is also environmentally friendly as it can be recycled, which contributes to a healthier and cleaner environment in the long run. Speciality Metals’ flat aluminium bar is a fantastic choice for those searching for a reliable and high-quality metal strip.
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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Painting over a flat aluminum bar is entirely feasible, but proper preparation is crucial to ensure good adhesion and a long-lasting finish. Aluminum naturally forms a thin oxide layer on its surface, which can hinder paint adhesion. To achieve the best results, start by cleaning the bar thoroughly with a mild detergent to remove any dirt or oils. Then, lightly sand the surface with fine-grit sandpaper to create a slightly rough texture. This step helps in removing the oxide layer and provides a better surface for the paint to grip. After sanding, wipe down the aluminum with a tack cloth or a clean rag dampened with mineral spirits to eliminate any residues. It’s then advisable to apply a primer specifically designed for metal or aluminum surfaces. Once the primer is dry, you can apply your chosen paint. Using paints formulated for metal will ensure durability and a smooth finish. Regular maintenance and occasional touch-ups will keep the painted aluminum bar looking its best for years.
Yes, aluminum is a good electrical conductor. In fact, after copper, aluminum is the second most commonly used material for electrical wiring due to its combination of conductivity, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. While it’s true that aluminum’s conductivity is only about 61% that of copper, it’s often favored in large-scale electrical applications like power grids because it’s lighter and generally less expensive than copper. However, there are some challenges when using aluminum for electrical purposes, especially in smaller applications. For instance, aluminum can oxidise, which can compromise its conductivity and it’s less ductile than copper, meaning it can be more prone to breakage under stress. Nonetheless, with proper installation techniques, such as the use of appropriate connectors and anti-oxidant compounds, many of these challenges can be mitigated, allowing aluminum to serve effectively and reliably as an electrical conductor.
The 6082 grade of aluminum is part of the 6000 series, which primarily combines aluminum, magnesium and silicon as its main alloying constituents. Aluminum 6082 offers a good balance of strength, weldability and resistance to corrosion. While it does possess some malleability, it’s not as malleable as certain other aluminum grades, such as those in the 1000 or 3000 series. The alloying elements, especially magnesium and silicon, give 6082 its improved mechanical properties, making it particularly well-suited for structural applications. That said, it can still be bent, shaped or formed with appropriate methods. However, when subjecting 6082 to extensive forming or bending, it may need specific heat treatments or intermediate annealing to counteract work-hardening and maintain its workability. In summary, while flat aluminum bar of 6082 grade is malleable to an extent, it isn’t the most malleable among aluminum alloys but offers a good balance between formability and strength.
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