In the case of aluminium rods, they have many important roles within engineering sectors, creating a range of CNC machined items for many different applications. Used in some tool making cases, or perhaps in the fabrication of certain low stress bearing machine parts, the lightweight properties of aluminium has redefined its use within the manufacture of planes, cars and recreational bikes and boats. Offering many great technical abilities, an easier metal to machine that iron and steel, and one that is easily blended with a range of metals to create aluminium alloys, aluminium is without a doubt one of the most used materials on the planet, in one of the highest concentrations.
From engineering structures such as plane wings and fuselages to vehicle components such as car engines and motorbike frames, aluminium alloys offer a great range of characteristics in addition to being much lighter than other metals such as steel and iron. Again the ease of machining aluminium means that parts or components can be milled far more efficiently and quickly compared to other harder metals. Also when casting, parts made from aluminium are produced at much lower temperatures which is more cost effective for many industries.
Uses in Aerospace
Well, since the early days of passenger flight, aluminium has always played an important part in the fabrication and manufacturing of aircraft parts and components; playing an important part due to its composite structure, abundance and ability to be machined to strict tolerances. As engineering practices evolved, more could be done with this metal and its applications widened.
Today, there are so many different uses for alloys, such as in the manufacture of pots and pans, key rings, aerospace components, tools, writing implements, climbing equipment, diving equipment...basically anywhere where weight can be an issue. Its natural anti corrosive qualities are also something that aluminium has to thank for its widespread use. Pressurised canisters, drinks cans, food packaging and so much more provide the chance for aluminium to shine through as a winning metal and with its excellent recyclable properties, an easy choice when it comes to many applications.
With such a huge list of uses, whether in engineering or in the manufacture of disposable take away food containers, aluminium rods can be machined or melted down to service any need or requirement. Companies such as Diamond Engineering Ltd have the resources to supply a wide selection of aluminium bar and rod lengths to suit your exact wishes, whatever project you may be wishing to undertake.