Aluminum channels are non-ferrous metal products specifically shaped for industrial and structural purposes. Purchase it online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, cut to your exact specifications.
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Typical Applications: Screw Machine Parts, Truck Bodies and Frames, Running Boards, Steps, Floors, Walkways, Platforms, Cover Plates, Trench Covers, Truck Runways
Typical Applications: Interior and Exterior, Construction Tube, Lawn Furniture, Luggage Racks, Air Cylinders
Aluminum channels are typically formed and produced through extrusion. During this process, an aluminum alloy is forced through a die that has the cross sectional profile of the desired aluminum channel.
There are three types of aluminum channel:
Aluminum channels have inside radius corners that gives them its distinctive channel shape. These products are one-third the weight of steel but offer similar durability and reliability. All aluminum channel types offer a high strength to weight ratio, stress resistance, are non-magnetic, and can have both round and square inside corners.
There are several different types of aluminum channel such as architectural channels, C channels, Z channels, U channel, slide track channels, hat channels and U channels. Each of these can be cut to fit specific use cases.
Aluminum channel products are also available in several different grades including 6061 and 6063.
6061 aluminum channel (also known as structural ) is an aluminum grade used for all types of fabrication projects where lightweight and corrosion resistance are a priority including braces, supports and frame work. Alloyed with silicon and magnesium, this grade is resistant to corrosion, stress and cracking but is not easy to bend or cold work.
6063 aluminum channel (also known as architectural aluminum trim channel) is an aluminum grade with sharp, right angle inside and outside corners. It offers high tensile strength, high corrosion resistance and its excellent formability. The 6063 grade is widely used for frame work, brackets, and interior and exterior architectural trim because of its shiny finish.
Aluminum channel is available in many different sizes, lengths and wall thicknesses.
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Aluminum Channel 6063
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