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The difference between Industrial Aluminum Profiles and Aluminum Alloys

The difference between aluminum profiles and aluminum alloys is that in life, we may often see aluminum profiles, such as aluminum doors and windows, aluminum plates, curtain walls, etc., and many mechanical accessories contain aluminum profiles. Aluminum profiles are obtained by hot-melt extrusion of aluminum rods to obtain different shapes.

In order to improve the decorative effect and extend their lifespan, aluminum profiles generally require surface treatment. The treatment process is also very complex and must be classified according to requirements. A few examples include anodized aluminum and powder-coated aluminum, wood grain transfer aluminum, etc.

Aluminum profiles also have corrosion resistance, because its density is about 1/3 of steel and copper, so its corrosion resistance is very strong, and salt water and air are nothing to it. And its conductivity is also very good, nearly twice that of copper. And aluminum is a very good recycling material, and its recyclability is very strong.

Let’s talk about aluminum alloy again. Aluminum alloy is a material made by adding some alloying elements. It is also relatively easy to process, and its decorative effect is very good. Especially in industry, its application is very extensive. For example, aviation, machinery manufacturing, automobiles, etc., all use aluminum alloy materials in large quantities.

Aluminum alloys also have many classifications, such as deformed aluminum alloys, rust-proof aluminum alloys, hard aluminum alloys, super-hard aluminum alloys, etc. After the explanation, we can briefly summarize that aluminum profiles are a kind of material, and aluminum alloys are a kind of metal, therefore, these are the two essential differences.