Alternative Engineering Components designs, produces and engineers precision components for Australian industry employing their deep expertise and knowledge of production materials.
The company provides an insight into the properties of aluminium.
Aluminium has a mass approximately one third of steel or copper. Its light weight and high strength ensures that it is easy to transport, making it a superior option to several commercial metals.
A thin layer of aluminium oxide forms on the surface of aluminium when it is exposed to air, which provides resistance to corrosion.
Strength in varied conditions
Normally aluminium is soft and yielding. Several commercial users need extra strength than aluminium affords; however mechanical properties can be increased by adding alloy elements and tempering to give an advanced tensile strength.
Aluminium is a great heat conductor. It is about three times as thermally conductive as steel.