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Professionals or DIYers: Aluminium for your project
Aluminium is a versatile material and a good choice for DIYers. The easy to process metal can be conveniently ordered from materials4me. Further advantages include long life, good corrosion resistance and a range of finishes – from high gloss to matt silver.
Wood or metal?
Aluminium offers several advantages over wood: In outdoor applications it does not weather, and unlike wood it doesn’t need to be painted regularly. Aluminium also offers the best value for money.
Popular indoor uses for aluminium profiles include stair edge protection, furniture elements and LED installations. In these cases its attractive appearance is an important factor.
As aluminium surfaces can look different the material is also frequently used in jewelry.
Further properties of aluminium:
• Readily machinable (depending on strength and alloying elements)
• Easy to process
• Smooth finish
• Low density
• Close dimensional tolerances
• Can be readily anodized for decorative purposes (depending on alloy)
• Suitable for use in the food sector (EN 602)