Aluminum T-slots Building Potential is Limitless
There are many advantages to using aluminum extrusions over its heavier counterpart, steel. Aluminum is easier to work with and is strong enough to handle almost any kind of manufacturing or assembly application. For both aluminum and steel, price fluctuates across the world based on supply and demand at that time.
Aluminum is a very malleable metal. It is non-magnetic, and transfers heat efficiently like copper. It’s lightweight, but strong which makes it ideal for manufacturing. Aluminum is extremely durable since it doesn’t rust and can be formed into complex, seamless shapes. It can be recycled many times over making it an ideal metal to be used for many generations.
Welded steel fabrications can be awkward and heavy. Aluminum T-slots have become a welcome replacement for builders and engineers. Aluminum extrusions are an excellent choice since it blends seamlessly into most any project.
Anodized aluminum looks clean and modern. It doesn’t need to be painted or primed since anodizing seals the finish and never corrodes. Using aluminum T-slot increases the speed of assembly because frames can be put together by using connecting fasteners. If you use an aluminum T slot system, you have no welded joints which allows you to adjust or move the extrusions to exact locations.
One of the remarkable benefits of an aluminum T-slot extrusion is that the pieces or members are fastened with nuts and screws. Steel frames are often welded and the cost of labor is a major expense and consideration. T slots are modular, with all four sides having the ability to attach or fasten something to it; therefore, holes aren’t needed.
There are many advantages in selecting aluminum as your material of choice for your building material needs. At Eagle Moulding, we have over 25 years of experience working with aluminum and have an extensive catalog detailing all of the different T-slots available along with all of their technical specifications. We specialize in quality standard and custom aluminum extrusions.