PRAXIS - Aluminium Applications
The use of aluminium and its alloys is growing, and so are metalworking applications involving this material – why?
Aluminium, at about 8%, is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. Given the material properties of aluminium and its alloys, i.e.
- extreme durability,
- low weight,
- corrosion resistance,
Aluminium as a material has become progressively more widespread in recent years.
The development of ever more lightweight parts which must nevertheless meet unchanged strength requirements has given rise to an ever-growing use of aluminium alloys. The latter can be formed into virtually any shape using a variety of industrially available processes (casting, rolling, extruding), which opens up a wealth of options to the industrial user or processor of aluminium alloys. At the level of joining technology, one focus of development lies on adapting common metal-joining processes so as to make them suitable for use with aluminium alloys.
In many segments and branches of industry, materials have to meet exacting demands regarding surface quality, environmental performance and safety. Advanced transport systems are no longer conceivable without the use of lightweight aluminium components. In addition, aluminium as a material group perfectly satisfies today’s increasingly stringent environmental requirements
concerning product recyclability.
Our goal is to provide you with optimum results and unsurpassed cost efficiency in your aluminium machining and finishing work.
By now, nearly all welding processes for joining aluminium and its alloys have become available on an industrial scale, reflecting the special properties of this material.
Special aluminium alloys have become the material of choice in a wide range of applications from housings, vehicles, tank construction, mechanical and facade engineering to doors, windows, foundations, heat exchangers and aerospace components.
An increasingly numerous user community is aiming for optimum results and maximum cost-efficiency in aluminium machining or processing. At PFERD, the development of new aluminium-working tools has therefore been a high priority for decades.