Aluminium Fabrication

Aluminium Fabrication Companies


Introduction to Aluminium Fabrication Companies

Aluminium is the most abundant metal on the surface of the Earth and the third most abundant material (after oxygen and silicon), making up an impressive 8% of the Earth's surface. Due to its abundance, but also due to its low density, the strong ability to resist corrosion and to passivation (the ability to resist corrosion), aluminium is heavily used in the aerospace industry and also in the transportation and building industries. But, despite its strong abundance, aluminium can never be found in raw form, because it is too reactive chemically – the metal is found in combination with other elements (its most occurred form is bauxite ore), which means that there's companies out there that need to not only extract it, but also to separate it and supply it in raw form.


Aluminium Products

 

  • Primary products
  • Wire rod – used in cable and conductors manufacturing
  • Billets – for extrusion
  • Slabs – for rolling
  • Ingots – for remelting
  • Processed products – a wide variety including:
  • Coils – used as raw material for a cold rolling mill
  • Sheets – corrugated, heat treated or embossed
  • Plates – heat-treated or non-heat-treated
  • Profiles – used mainly in constructions

Final products that are based on aluminium, include:

  • Transportation vehicles (cars, airplanes, trucks, trains, bicycles, etc.)
  • Packaging products (Aluminium foils)
  • Household items (cooking utensils)
  • Lighting poles for streets or ships
  • Consumer electronics, including photographic equipment
  • Electrical transmission lines
  • Electronics and CDs use super purity aluminium
  • Heat sinks
  • Paint and pyrotechnics use powdered aluminium
  • Hydrogen gas is created through the reaction with hydrochloric acid
  • Coin production for a variety of countries

Aluminium Fabrication in the United Kingdom

  • Birmingham Aluminium Ltd – A source for fabrication, but also assembly and finishing of aluminium products (mostly extruded aluminium components).  The company has ISO 9001:2000 certification and complies with RoHS, guaranteeing a working process following the most up to date quality standards.
  • Deptford Sheetmetal Limited – Located in London, handles a wide range of products, including aluminium fabrication but also stainless steel fabrication, zinc, brass and copper production.  The company also designs ventilations systems, canopies, kitchen filters, stainless steel wall cladding and stainless steel shelving.
  • Inal Metals Ltd – Located in Manchester, the company supplies aluminium extrusions, aluminium profiles and fabricated aluminium components.
  • Sams Fabrication – Located in Norwich, the company fabricates products out of stainless steel, aluminium, mild steel and sheet metal.
  • Foundry & Fabrication Ltd. - Located in Devon, the company was initially an aluminium foundry, but expanded its business over the years to include aluminium casting, bronze casting, fully cnc turning and milling capabilities, heat treatment, shot/bead blasting, powder/wet coating, electro plating and anodising.

If you're trying to locate an aluminium fabrication company in your area, you might also want to check out the following websites:

  • Applegate http://www.applegate.co.uk – Has a database of 64 companies all over the UK offering aluminium products fabrication services.
  • BusinessSeek.biz http://www.businessseek.biz – Has a database of 42 companies all over the world fabricating steel and aluminium products.