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The benefits of using Aluminium over Steel

In the UK, aluminium has been used for various types of construction and building works, a recent article published on Search4Me showcased the benefits of using aluminium over steel.

Aluminium products

Aluminium alloys are being used in industries ranging from aviation to cookware; it is approximately one third of the weight of steel, iron, brass and copper and has about the same yield strength as steel.

To increase particular properties of strength, malleability or corrosion resistance, aluminium can be combined with substances such as magnesium, manganese, silicon, copper and zinc making it a superior manufacturing material.

Steel can most definitely do the job however; an aluminium manufactured product has almost always done it better. Aluminium extrusion is the preferred method to manufacture continuous complex profile shapes that are used in many industries including construction, aeronautics and automotive.

You can use aluminium siding panels to shield the exterior wall of your home from damage due to extreme weathers and in addition that are easy to install. Aluminium siding can get scratched and dented, but it does not rust like steel sidings.

Aluminium is naturally impervious to corrosion and rust, therefore in the United Kingdom, fabricated shaped windows are frequently made from aluminium to enhance the attractiveness, energy-efficiency and reliability of a place, as compared to the steel or iron windows, which loses its shine and colour with the passage of time. To strengthen the structures of the aircrafts, aircraft manufacturers in the UK use high-strength aluminium alloys.

Aluminium has high electrical conductivity six times than that of steel and it does not change its crystal structure on heating and cooling, unlike steel which undergoes crystal transformations at specific temperatures, nor does aluminium change its colour as its temperature rises, as compared to steel.

The mass-production of aluminium cookware grew because of its fast heating capabilities and its cost-effectiveness.  Aluminium cookware is now a preferable choice among the people in the UK, as compared to the steel cookware which is an extremely poor conductor of heat and does not distribute heat evenly.

Aluminium Glazing Channels

Gooding Aluminium’s newly introduced Shuffle Glazing and Shuffle-Less Glazing Systems provide a handy ‘one stop supply shop’ for the framing of 10, 11 or 12mm glass.

These purpose designed aluminium glazing channels, with time saving countersunk pre-drilled holes, are delivered from stock already pre-finished in white or satin anodised, and are supplied together with glazing wedge and setting blocks.



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