Aluminum gets chosen as a material to make beams for a number of reasons. It is easily weldable, it isn’t heavy but quite durable, which is a well sought-after quality when it comes to metals, it is corrosion-resistant, especially when it is anodized or powder-coated, it is widely applied in harsh and humid environments, which is hardly surprising, given aluminum joists’ lower prices when compared to those made of stainless steel.
WHAT KIND OF ALUMINUM BEAMS WE CAN PRODUCE:
- H-shape beams;
- Square hollow beams;
- Channel beams;
- T-shape beams;
- Angle beams;
- Aluminum battens;
- As well as any other custom shape according to your design.
HOW RELIABLE ARE THESE BEAMS?Due to their strength and weather resistance, our products are often used in the construction industry and structural applications as aluminum girders. They make a commonly used material in various types of constructions where lightweight and vibration-resistant materials are needed. They can resist great pressure applied to them, and are often employed as supports.
The following are the main advantages of aluminum beams:
- High corrosion resistance;
- Resistance to biocorrosion;
- Light weight;
- The ability to be used to as large supports with serious loads;
- Fire safety (when compared with similar wooden products);
- Versatility of application;
- Great appearance.
Application of Aluminum BeamsThe main use for beams is in construction. Lightness, increased strength, the ability to withstand high pressure. The configuration of these beams allow them to be used as load-bearing elements of structures in critical areas. This is one of the many wonderful features of structural aluminum.
These beams are used for a variety of industrial applications, including:
- Constructions where support pieces, such as beams can resist great pressure,
- Vehicle components;
HOW OUR BEAMS LAST LONGERThere are two ways to protect aluminum extrusions, to make them harder and more durable: by painting them with powder paints or by oxidizing them, i.e. by artificially creating a thick film on the surface. Oxidation, in turn, is subdivided into two subcategories: chemical oxidation in chromium solutions and proper anodizing by means of anodic polarization of the product in an electrolyte.
Aluminum that undergoes the procedure of anodizing looks better and lasts longer. The color looks smoother, and brighter; there are a lot of possible shades of coloring, and it is easier to get the desired texture. Anodizing is much less dependent on the quality of aluminum. In addition, the range of colors and shades of anodized metal products is becoming wider and wider every year. Even iridescent anodizing is now available to create an iridescent shiny coating on the surface of the product.
ALLOYS WE USE TO MAKE OUR BEAMSWe use alloys 6063 and 6060 to make the beams. 6063 aluminum alloy was developed in the 1930s. In the 1990s, its "diluted" version, aluminum alloy 6060, appeared. Today, alloy 6063 is considered as an American standard, as it is widely used in the United States. Alloy 6060 is mostly used in Western Europe.
HOW WE MAKE CUSTOM BEAMS
Analyze your needs and get in touch with our custom design service. We can meet all of your requirements with endless aluminum extrusion possibilities.
We do casting and extrusion to make your aluminum extrusion products outstanding. We also make translucent aluminum structures.
We offer decorative aluminum finishing techniques including anodizing, powder coating, and more.
BK-ALPROF offers custom packaging solutions suitable for all extruded aluminum shapes. All products will be safely delivered within a fixed time.
Aluminum alloy 6063 has a minimum magnesium content of 0.45% and silicon of 0.20%. The increased minimum of magnesium in comparison with alloy 6060 provides a slightly higher strength than that of alloy 6060. However, the increased magnesium content reduces the pressing speed of alloy 6063 — by 15-20% compared to alloy 6060.
The scope of alloy 6063 is basically the same as that of alloy 6060, with the exception of very complex and thin-walled profiles, for example, heat exchange "combs", where it is recommended to use alloy 6060.
We can make beams of each type of the two aforementioned aluminum alloys.
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