Our Aluminium Bar Stock
Smiths Advanced Metals is a leading supplier of high-quality aluminium rods (or bars) due to our outstanding quality and customer care backed up with a wealth of industry-specific experience.
Aluminium alloy offers various performance characteristics including corrosion resistance, ductility, electrical conductivity, lightness, machinability, thermal conductivity, strength, and workability.
Aluminium is a relatively new engineering material and is one of the most commonly available metals on the planet. However, aluminium does not present itself naturally. Aluminium forms part of other compounds, and production involves isolating the aluminium from these compounds. Bauxite is mined and subsequently processed into alumina or aluminium oxide. Electrolytic processing produces pure aluminium from alumina or aluminium oxide.
In its pure form, aluminium has only a few limited uses but, once alloyed, becomes a highly versatile and broadly used engineering raw material. The introduction of different alloying elements may alter the performance characteristics of the alloy. Additions of copper, iron, nickel, tin, lead, zinc, magnesium and silicon improve the attributes and properties of aluminium.
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