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Types of Aluminum Profile with Anodized Surface Treatment

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Product Description

Aluminum is a green material of choice. Aluminum’s inherent “green features” of recyclability and sustainability, coupled with its other unique attributes, make aluminum a versatile material for many applications, but the exciting story of aluminum doesn’t stop here. The ability to extrude aluminum into complex shapes (profile) gives designer creative freedom. Where the environment, time, cost and process repeatability are the important parameters, Aluminum Profile for Closet Door offers a material and process choice that is literally second to none for countless product applications.

 

Extrusion Process

The aluminum extrusion process involves the use of a hydraulic press to force heated (still solid, but malleable) aluminum alloy through a steel die. The resulting Aluminum Profile for Closet Door assumes the shape (in cross section) of the die opening.

 

 

Extrusion Equipments

Although the extrusion press is the main focus of the extrusion processes, many other pieces of equipment are required to make an Aluminum Profile for Closet Door. In addition to the press, the illustration depicts a billet furnace, quenching system, log shear, puller, age/anneal ovens, handling equipment, saw and gauging system, stretcher, and stacking system.

 

 

Finishing

Aluminum Profile for Closet Door can be treated with a wide range of finishes wherever additional protection or an enhanced appearance is desired.

1. Mechanical Finishes are available in a variety of textures, produced by a variety of mechanical methods such as sanding, polishing, grinding, buffing, or blasting.

2. Pretreatment refers to specific processes used to prepare the surface of the Aluminum Profile for Closet Door for subsequent finishing.

3. Chemical Finishes include etching, which yields a frosted surface appearance, and bright-dipping, which produce very shiny, specular finish.

4. Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that forms a durable, porous anodic oxide layer on the surface of aluminum

5. Liquid Coatings include a broad range of paints – such as polyesters, acrylics, siliconized polyesters, and fluoropolymers – available in virtually unlimited array of colors.

6. Powder Coatings provide a durable finish with little or no use of solvents; they are gaining use while volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are problematic.

 

Typical Tempers

O Fully Annealed

H112 Strain-hardened, used for non heat-treatable alloys

T1 Cooled from an elevated temperature and naturally aged

T4 Solution heat-treated and naturally aged.

T5 Cooled from an elevated temperature and naturally aged

T6 Solution heat-treated and naturally aged.

 

Application

1. Sunshades & Light Shelves

2. Photovoltaic Panel Framing and Skylights

3. Pedestrian Bridge

4. Solar Energy

5. Water & Wind Turbine

6. Aluminum Impeller

7. Floating Breakwaters

8. Bicycle Wheel Rims

9. New Wave Truss

10. Trade Show Booth Structure

11. Heat Sink

 

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Types of Aluminum Profile with Anodized Surface Treatment