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Why aluminium is such a good material to work with

4th February 2020

Aluminium is an extremely versatile metal with a number of advantages, it is recognised for being both lightweight and flexible. It can be cast, melted, formed, machined and extruded meaning that it can be manufactured into a variety of shapes and then subsequently fabricated to suit a whole variety of uses.

Due to its extreme versatility and strength, the use of Aluminium is becoming more popular, especially with the advantages it has to offer. 

Lightweight

A known lightweight metal, it has a specific weight of approximately 2.71 g/cm3 (thyssenkrupp, 2018). It’s about a third of the weight of steel, which makes it easier and cheaper to transport than most other metals.

Corrosion resistance

Aluminium is a corrosion resistant metal that naturally generates a protective coating. The coating formed is extremely thin and is generated when aluminium comes into contact with an oxidising environment. This protective aluminium oxide layer helps protect the surface of the metal from corrosion.

Robust

The strength of aluminium can be adapted using varying alloying elements to provide better benefits including higher strength or easier formability.

Recyclability

Contrary to what most people think, aluminium is a 100% recyclable and during the recycling process, it retains all of its original properties. During production, it is more cost-effective to use recycled metal than prime metal out of the ground and so, during production, as much recycled material is used as possible.

Stunning aesthetics

Stellar is finished with a tough, polyester powder coat in a range of colour options that’s almost unlimited.

Stellar’s flush styling works with very low thresholds, making it a great choice for connecting rooms, with the added benefit of styling that matches other windows and doors. It’s the shade you want, with hardware which perfectly complements the whole.

And because it’s made from Stellar’s super-slim, high-grade aluminium, it’s a thing of beauty.

Aluminium Innovation

Britain has long been known for the quality of its design and the best of British manufacturing is world-class. Stellar is a prime example. Our products have been designed to suit the needs of British homes and to suit our climate and lifestyles.

For decades, Stellar Aluminum have been at the forefront of product development and our ideas have been rewriting the way in which windows and doors are made.

We have enhanced appearance, improved security, transformed thermal performance and safeguarded more of the Earth’s precious resources. We also provide the only system with the reverse butt joint solution.

Now you know why Aluminum is great to work with. Check out our Aluminium products today.

 

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