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Looking for a top-quality source for aluminium tubing in the UK? Look no further than Speciality Metals! Our 6082 grade alluminium tubing in 31mm x 3mm (1.1/4″ OD x 1/8″ Wall) dimensions is ductile, durable and comes in various lengths. Plus, with its hygienic properties and ability to conduct both heat and electricity, it’s a versatile choice for all kinds of applications. And best of all, aluminium tubing is lightweight, recyclable and eco-friendly. So whether you’re in need of alluminium tubing for industrial, commercial or personal use, you can trust Speciality Metals to provide the best product and service around!
We offer a wide selection of alluminium tubing online from trusted mills in the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium piping to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
Looking for reliable and durable aluminum tubing? Speciality Metals has got you covered with their top-quality 6082 grade aluminum tubing. Measuring 31mm x 3mm (1.1/4″ OD x 1/8″ Wall), this ductile and lightweight tubing is perfect for various applications. Whether you need it for construction, engineering or manufacturing purposes, this aluminum tubing is guaranteed to meet your requirements. What’s more, it comes in various lengths and has hygienic properties. Plus, it’s recyclable, making it an eco-friendly choice. With its excellent heat and electrical conductivity, this alluminium tubing is a great investment for your projects. Choose Speciality Metals for all your aluminum tubing needs!
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31mm x 3mm aluminium tubing is a versatile material commonly utilised in a variety of applications due to its strength, light weight and resistance to corrosion. In the construction industry, this type of tubing can be used in structural applications, such as building frames, trusses and support beams. The transportation industry also frequently uses this type of aluminium tubing for components in vehicles, such as frames, rails and roll cages, due to the weight savings aluminium offers over other metals. In the aerospace sector, it’s used for its strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to environmental conditions. Outside of these industries, 31mm x 3mm aluminium tubing can be used in numerous other applications, from furniture design to the creation of custom DIY projects. The flexibility and adaptability of this material make it a useful choice for many types of fabrication and manufacturing.
Yes, 31mm x 3mm aluminium tubing can be welded. However, welding aluminium requires some specific considerations compared to welding materials like steel.
Aluminium has a lower melting point and higher thermal conductivity than many other metals, which can make it a bit more challenging to weld. Furthermore, aluminium forms an oxide layer on its surface when exposed to air. This oxide layer has a much higher melting point than the aluminium itself, which can interfere with the welding process if not properly handled.
For successful aluminium welding, it’s important to thoroughly clean the material before welding to remove any oxide layer or contaminants. Additionally, using the right type of filler material is crucial. For example, 6000 series aluminium alloys, such as 6061 or 6082, are often welded using a 4043 or 5356 filler metal.
Moreover, the specific welding process used can make a difference. The most common methods for welding aluminium are gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding.
However, due to the particular complexities involved in welding aluminium, it is often best to leave this to trained professionals, or at least someone with experience welding aluminium, to ensure a strong and clean weld.
Cutting 31mm x 3mm aluminium tubing can be done with a variety of tools, depending on what you have available and the precision you need for the cut. Here are some methods:
Hacksaw: A simple tool like a hacksaw can be used for cutting aluminium tubing. Make sure to secure the tubing properly before cutting to ensure a straight and clean cut. Hacksaws are very cost-effective, but they might not provide the cleanest or most precise cut, especially for larger projects.
Tube Cutter: A tube cutter is another option. It is a hand tool that you tighten around the tube, and as you rotate it around the tube, it scores and eventually cuts through the aluminium. This tool can provide a very clean cut but is best for smaller volumes of cuts.
Miter Saw or Chop Saw: If you have a lot of tubing to cut or need very precise cuts, a power tool like a miter saw or a chop saw can be a great option. These tools can quickly and accurately cut through aluminium tubing. Make sure to use a blade that is suitable for cutting aluminium. Carbide-tipped blades are often recommended.
Band Saw: A band saw can be used for larger tubing or if more complex cuts are required. Like the miter and chop saws, ensure the blade used is suitable for aluminium to prevent damaging the tool or the material.
Angle Grinder: You can also use an angle grinder fitted with a cut-off wheel. It’s less precise but can do the job for rough cuts.
Remember that safety should be your priority when cutting any material. Always use protective gear, including safety glasses, gloves, and appropriate clothing. Ensure the tubing is securely fastened before you cut to prevent it from moving, which could lead to inaccuracies or injuries.
Check out our recent article ‘Understanding the Physical Properties of Aluminium Round Tubes‘ for a deeper dive into all things aluminium round tube.
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