Aluminum box section has wide use in commercial and domestic settings for a variety of applications, including:
- Architectural sections and building works such as; cabinet bracketing, floor support structures, as well as shelving supports
- Creating posts and fences
- Frame construction for windows and doors
You can use aluminum in a similar way to plastic without breaking as it is easy to fabricate. This ease of handling makes aluminum box-section the ideal application for many projects. It is also recyclable, provides high performance, and will not permit the flame’s spread across its surface.
Aluminum contains no iron, which means that it is non-magnetic, lightweight, and corrosion-resistant metal, which remains extremely strong. It is often preferred over stainless steel due to its unique qualities as a non-ferrous material.
Advantages of Aluminum Box Section
Below are some advantages of using aluminum section, for example, they are:
- Very strong
- Lightweight: aluminum is about a third of the weight of steel, making it easier and cheaper to transport than most other metals.
- Great surface finish
- Corrosion-resistant: Aluminum is a corrosion-resistant metal that naturally generates a protective coating. The coating erupts when aluminum comes into contact with an oxidizing environment. This protective aluminum oxide layer helps protect the surface of the metal from corrosion.
- Easy to fabricate and weld
- Will not rust even if used outdoors
The aluminum box section can be drilled, machined, cut, or fabricated and is an ideal section for anodizing, polishing, and powder coating to create the perfect finish. These processes allow designers to be extremely creative and design profiles that meet the specific needs of a wide range of end-user applications.
Most manufacturers can produce aluminum box section in square and rectangular, metric and imperial sizes and a variety of lengths and grades. We have all of the above in abundance, so please contact us today for the latest prices. Call Fort Bend Steel Supply at (281) 499-5800.