Aluminum flat-rolled products

Алюминиевый прокат – это в основном плоский прокат: толстые листы (плиты), thin sheets and foil. It is flat rolled aluminum - sheets and foil - that make up about half of all aluminum products, for example, in the United States. More flat aluminum products are produced, than such types of aluminum products, like aluminum castings, extruded profiles, aluminum wire, aluminum rods, and also forged aluminum, stamped and powder products.

Classification of flat aluminum products

All three types of flat aluminum rolled products are rolled to a rectangular cross section. Они отличаются только толщиной:
– aluminum толстый лист;
– aluminum thin sheet and
– aluminum foil .

Aluminum thick sheet

Aluminum thick sheet, а заграницей – алюминиевой плитой (plate), called aluminum, прокатанный на толщину: более 6,3 мм (четверть дюйма) в США и более 6 mm - in Europe and other countries with metric system. Aluminum thick sheet can have scissor or saw cut edges. Thick sheet is usually produced in flat form, but sometimes in bays.

Properties and applications of aluminum thick sheets

Thick aluminum sheets - aluminum plates - are used to make various strong shapes with the same thickness. They also serve as blanks for machining complex flat parts., such as ribbed panels for aircraft wings. They are easily welded into large, robust and durable structures.

Среди других многочисленных применений толстых алюминиевых листов можно выделить:
железнодорожные и автомобильные цистерны;
алюминиевую броню для танков и другой бронированной техники;
палубные постройки больших коммерческих и военных кораблей;
прибрежные нефтяные хранилища;
цистерны для перевозки сжиженного природного газа;
– supporting structures of airplanes and spaceships.

Aluminum thin sheet

Sheets less than 6,3 мм (6 мм) и до толщины не менее 0,20 mm called thin sheets, а за рубежом – просто листами (sheet).

The edges of thin sheets can also be cut with a saw and scissors. They are supplied as flat, and in bays. Some manufacturers of thin aluminum sheet perform additional operations with it., such as coloring or texturing. Previously, thin sheets were called sheets up to 0,15 mm.

Properties of aluminum thin sheets

Aluminum thin sheet is an amazingly versatile material. And not only that, which can have exactly those characteristics and properties, which the consumer needs, but also so, well suited for various types of outdoor decoration, processing and connection methods.

Алюминиевые листы можно придавать широкое разнообразие наружной отделки:\
нанесение объемного рисунка;
жидкое окрашивание;
нанесение электролитических покрытий;
порошковое окрашивание;
– etching;
– texturing.

Алюминиевые листы поддаются различным способам механической обработки:
– drilling.

Алюминиевым листам легко придавать различные формы путем:
– punching.

Алюминиевые листы легко соединяют друг с другом или другими материалами самыми различными способами:
на заклепках;
на болтах или винтах;
твердой пайкой;
мягкой пайкой;
– adhesive bonding.

Application of aluminum thin sheets

The application list of aluminum thin sheets is too wide, so that you can list it in full. It includes such familiar products, as:
алюминиевые цоколи электрических лампочек;
алюминиевые банки для прохладительных напитков («пивные банки») и продуктов питания;
алюминиевые кухонные принадлежности;
бытовые приборы;
алюминиевый сайдинг для облицовки фасадов домов;
алюминиевая кровля;
алюминиевые водосточные системы;
ограждающие строительные конструкции: окна, двери и навесные фасады;
дорожные знаки;
автомобильные номерные знаки;
детали и обшивка автомобилей;
– truck panels, трейлеров и автобусов;
– plating of boats and aircraft.

Aluminium foil

Ordinary aluminum foil is flat rolled aluminum with a thickness 0,20 mm. Such foil is supplied as in coils, and flat. The thickness of the special - thin - foil can reach 6,5 m.

Properties and applications of aluminum foil

Aluminum foil is familiar to many people from the popular kitchen foil.. It is easy to wrap any food in this foil, it does not allow water and steam to pass through. Foil does not burn, conducts heat well and reflects it well. Housewives love foil also for that, that mold never grows in it.

But there is also other foil - made of harder and stronger aluminum alloys, whose strength may approach the strength of steel.

The variety of properties of aluminum foil makes it indispensable for protective packaging of products, medicines and other consumer goods, to foil-laminated building films for steam- and wind insulation of buildings, artificial christmas trees, rigid packaging containers and honeycomb building materials.


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