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Looking for a durable and lightweight material for your next DIY project? Look no further than Speciality Metals’ aluminium angle iron! This 1 metre strip boasts a high strength to weight ratio, making it perfect for everything from building frames to creating decorative accents. Not only is it strong and versatile, it’s also environmentally friendly – the recyclable material is malleable and corrosion resistant, making it a great long-term investment. Plus, its reflective surface adds a touch of shine to any creation. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with this reliable and innovative material.
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Our top-quality aluminium angle iron strip is cut, packed and shipped by our terrific team in Warrington, UK within 24 hours. We pride ourselves on our speed for orders of all sizes.
In addition to being a very useful fence post, our angle aluminium bar is also suitable for outdoor or DIY projects. As a result, it offers a solid and lightweight structure as well as a high degree of recycling, making it a very environmentally friendly choice. We offer this section bar in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
When it comes to durable and lightweight materials that can withstand the harshest conditions, aluminium angle iron is the ideal choice. Speciality Metals’ 31.75mm x 31.75mm x 3.175mm 1 metre strip is UK-supplied and boasts a high strength-to-weight ratio. Furthermore, it is recyclable, malleable, corrosion-resistant and reflective, making it a great choice for a wide range of industries. No matter what industry you work in, aluminium angle iron is a reliable, versatile and durable material.
We also carry a wide range of aluminium sheet metal, flat bar and round tube.
Speciality Metals is known to be the United Kingdom’s best up-and-coming small-quantity metal company.
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Yes, aluminium angle bars can be bent, but there are some important considerations to keep in mind.
Aluminium Grade: This grade is suitable for bending. It is commonly used in highly stressed applications like trusses, bridges, cranes and transport applications. However, similar to other aluminium grades, the ease of bending depends on several factors such as the temper, the thickness of the material and the radius of the bend.
Radius of Bend: The tighter the bend, the more likely the aluminium is to crack. It is important to use the largest possible bend radius to minimise the risk of cracking. A general rule of thumb is to use a minimum bend radius equal to the thickness of the material.
Annealing: Annealing is a process of heating the aluminium to a specific temperature and then allowing it to cool slowly. This softens the aluminium and makes it more malleable and less prone to cracking during bending. Depending on the grade of aluminium, it may be necessary to anneal the material before bending.
Bending Method: There are several methods that can be used to bend aluminium angle bars, including using a bending brake, a hydraulic press or a pipe bender. The appropriate method will depend on the size and thickness of the aluminium angle bar, as well as the required bend radius.
Over-bending: Aluminium has a certain amount of spring back, which means it will try to return to its original shape after bending. It may be necessary to over-bend the aluminium slightly to achieve the desired final angle.
Yes, aluminium angle bars are very well suited for outdoor use. Aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion due to the formation of a thin oxide layer on its surface that protects the underlying metal from the environment. This natural corrosion resistance makes aluminium an excellent choice for outdoor applications, where it can be exposed to various weather conditions, including rain, snow and UV light. Additionally, aluminium has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it a strong and lightweight option for outdoor structures. It is also non-toxic and does not release any harmful substances, making it safe for outdoor use. Lastly, aluminium angle bars can be anodized or painted to enhance their surface hardness and aesthetic appeal, making them even more durable and attractive for outdoor applications. Overall, aluminium angle bars are a versatile, durable and attractive option for outdoor applications.
Yes, you can paint aluminium angle bars, but there are some important steps that need to be followed to ensure good adhesion and a durable finish.
Cleaning: The first step is to thoroughly clean the aluminium surface to remove any dirt, oil or grease. This can be done using soap and water, or a mild degreaser. Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and allow it to dry completely.
Sanding: Sanding the surface of the aluminium will create a rough texture that will help the paint to adhere better. Use fine-grit sandpaper (around 220-240 grit) and sand the surface lightly. Be careful not to sand too aggressively and damage the surface. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean, dry cloth.
Priming: Aluminium is a non-porous material, which means that paint does not adhere well to its surface. To overcome this, it is necessary to apply a primer that is specifically designed for use on non-porous surfaces. There are special primers available that are formulated for use on aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. Apply the primer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and allow it to dry completely.
Painting: Once the primer is dry, you can apply the paint. It is recommended to use a paint that is specifically formulated for use on metal surfaces. Apply the paint in thin, even coats, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next. It may be necessary to apply multiple coats to achieve full coverage and the desired finish.
Sealing: Finally, it is recommended to apply a clear sealer or topcoat to protect the paint and provide a durable finish. Choose a sealer that is compatible with the paint you have used and apply it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Aluminium angle bars are not magnetic. Aluminium, in its natural state, is a non-magnetic material, which means it is not attracted to a magnet. This is because the electrons in aluminium do not align themselves in a magnetic direction as they do in some other metals, like iron. The lack of magnetic properties in aluminium is advantageous for certain applications, such as electronic enclosures or devices where magnetic interference needs to be minimised. Additionally, because aluminium is not magnetic, it does not have any ferromagnetic properties, which means it does not become magnetised when exposed to a magnetic field. This characteristic makes aluminium suitable for applications where magnetic properties are not desired, such as in the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries.
Yes, aluminium angle bars are recyclable. Aluminium is one of the most recyclable materials available and it can be recycled infinitely without losing any of its properties. The recycling process for aluminium involves melting down the material and then reforming it into new products. This process can be repeated over and over again without any degradation in the quality of the aluminium. In fact, nearly 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today, thanks to recycling. Recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce new aluminium from ore, making it a very energy-efficient process. Additionally, recycling aluminium produces only 5% of the carbon dioxide emissions compared to producing new aluminium. This makes aluminium recycling very environmentally friendly and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Aluminium angle bars, like other aluminium products, can be recycled through local recycling facilities or metal scrap yards. It is always recommended to check with your local recycling facility to ensure they accept aluminium and to inquire about any specific preparation or sorting requirements they may have.
Check out our blogs discussing What Can Aluminium Angle Be Used For? and ‘How to Bend Angle Aluminium Bar‘. It will prove a useful read to help you to make an informed decision on which material would work best for you.
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