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Aluminum: The all-rounder for professionals and DIYers
Aluminum from our materials4me online shop is a versatile material and a good choice for DIYers. It can be processed using simple tools and offers long life, good corrosion resistance and a range of finishes from high gloss to matt silver. These properties make aluminum suitable for numerous applications.
Wood or metal?
People frequently need to decide between wood and metal. Aluminum has several advantages over wood: In outdoor applications it does not weather, and unlike wood it doesn’t need to be painted regularly. That means aluminum also offers the best value for money.
Popular indoor uses for aluminum profiles include stair edge protection, furniture elements and LED installations. In these cases its attractive appearance is an important factor.
As aluminum surfaces can look different the material is also frequently used in jewelry.
Further properties of aluminum:
• Low density
• Easy to process
• Smooth finish
• Close dimensional tolerances
• Can be readily anodized for decorative purposes (depending on alloy)
• Suitable for use in the food sector (EN 602)
• Readily machinable (depending on strength and alloying elements)