Metal fabrication is generally a straightforward process that involves forming, cutting, and welding. Some materials are tougher to cut than others, so it is important to know what exactly what type of material will be best for the job. When it comes to meeting your fabrication needs, there are many options and a variety of materials to choose from. Depending on the scope and your specific needs for the job aluminum sheet metal may be an ideal and economically viable decision. As we will discuss below there are a variety of benefits when it comes to using aluminum to meet your fabrication needs, while there are many benefits to using aluminum it is not ideal for every job, be sure to consult with a professional if you ever have questions.
Aluminum is a lightweight metal that is both strong and versatile and can be used in various applications for both indoor and outdoor fabrications such as roofing, gutters, framing, and much more. due to is versatility and relatively low cost when compared to other metals, aluminum is utilized across a variety of industries such as military, aerospace, commercial, and residential. Aluminum sheet metal is great for any contractor looking to minimize their overhead.
Both plastic and aluminum are on the cheaper end of fabrication quotes, however, if you are looking for a product that is least resistant to wear and tear, aluminum takes the category as well. When it comes to durability aluminum ranks higher than plastic due to its resistance to friction, corrosive elements, and changes in weather, especially high-temperature areas. Under great amounts of heat, plastic has a tendency to warp and melt, whereas aluminum will maintain its shape for years to come.
Aluminum and steel can be used interchangeably depending on the type of work being conducted, this is another primary reason to opt for aluminum sheet metal over steel mainly due to the fact that aluminum is naturally resistant to corrosion. It is possible to treat steel with a finish to increase its durability, but this will increase the overall cost.
When looking at cost-effective options, aluminum is an ideal choice over steel because it is lightweight, durable, resistant to corrosion and can be melted, formed, and machined like any other fabrication metal, for specific dimensions, cuts, & designs, give us a call today!
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