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Which Aluminium Extrusions can be curved?

Aluminium profiles, with various sizes and dimensions, have the capability to bend based on several factors. These factors include the bending method, equipment used, and desired bending radius.

When working with larger profiles, it becomes crucial to utilize appropriate machinery. This machinery applies controlled force diligently during the bending process to maintain the structural integrity of the profile.

Ensuring the successful bending of specific aluminium profiles requires meticulous consideration of these factors. It is highly recommended to seek expert review as their experience can assess the feasibility of the bending process. As well as identify suitable methods to achieve the desired results.

What alloys are best for aluminium bending?

Certain alloys prove better suited for the aluminium bending process due to their inherent properties. Consider the following commonly used alloys that are well-suited for aluminium bending:

Firstly, 6063 is widely employed in aluminium extrusions and renowned for its excellent formability and bendability. Additionally, it offers good corrosion resistance, making it popular for architectural applications.

Secondly, 5052 is notable for its high strength and good formability, making it suitable for bending purposes. It exhibits reliable corrosion resistance, making it common in the marine and automotive industries.

Thirdly, 6061 is a highly versatile alloy with favorable mechanical properties. Although its formability may be slightly lower than 6063, it can still be successfully bent using appropriate techniques and equipment. It finds frequent use in structural applications.

Fourthly, 3003 is often chosen for general-purpose applications and demonstrates good formability. While it may not possess the same level of strength as other alloys. It is well-suited for bending and offers commendable corrosion resistance.

Lastly, 5083 is primarily recognized for its exceptional strength and widespread utilization in marine applications. While it is not as easily bendable, proper techniques and machinery can still achieve the desired bends.

It is important to note that the specific requirements of your project may influence the choice of alloy.

What length of extrusion do you need for bending?

The required length of extrusion for bending depends on several factors, including the bending method, the complexity of the bend, and the desired finished dimensions of the bent profile. Furthermore, our machinery offers specific advantages in this regard.

In particular, our machinery enables us to bend certain sections end to end, reducing the need for excess gripping material. As a result, we can utilize material that matches the final component’s exact length, minimizing waste.

Additionally, our capabilities extend to working with longer lengths as required. This flexibility allows us to maintain the desired length throughout the project, as our facilities are well-equipped to handle material up to 8m long.

What is the smallest profile that can be bent?
The smallest aluminium profiles that can be bent depend on several factors, including the bending method, equipment used, and the desired bending radius.

Specifically, aluminium profiles with dimensions as small as 6mm x 6mm can generally be bent using specialized techniques such as micro-bending or incremental bending.

These methods allow for precise bending of small profiles while maintaining their structural integrity.

What is the largest profile that can be bent?
The largest profile that can be bent depends on various factors, including the bending method, equipment capabilities, and the desired bending radius.

In general, aluminium profiles with dimensions as large as 600mm x 400mm can be bent using specialized bending machines and techniques.

However, when it comes to bending larger profiles, several important considerations arise. Firstly, robust machinery is required to handle the size and weight of the profiles.

Additionally, significant force must be exerted, and careful control is necessary to ensure the profile’s integrity is maintained throughout the bending process.