Aluminium Section Bending
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Aluminium Extrusion Bending UK
Aluminium section bending is the process of using specialist machinery to form an individual piece of aluminium into a different shape.
One of the key properties of aluminium is that it is malleable, meaning it can be bent into various shapes to accommodate a wide number of usage purposes. Aluminium can be used to create whole structures such as aluminium windows and door frames, or the aluminium piece can form only part of the total structure by being cut into specific sections, as is the case with aluminium section bending.
Here at Aluminium Bending Specialists, we offer aluminium section bending across a range of industries and project scales. Harnessing our innovation and curiosity for engineering that we’ve developed over the last 15 years in business, we can help you with all your aluminium section bending needs.
We’ll give you some free advice and even a quote so get in touch today!
How To Bend Aluminium Sections
The first stage of the aluminium section bending process is to select the correct grade of aluminium, with a total of eight main aluminium series types to choose from. Each series has different properties, meaning some types of aluminium will be more suited to bending than others.
From there, the aluminium section will undergo either roll bending, mandrel bending or stretch bending so that it can be formed into its desired dimensions.
In-house tools can also be used to perfect the shape so that it meets the client’s requirements.
So give us a call on 01623 259173 and let us help.
Where Aluminium Section Bending Is Used
- General engineering
- Office design and fit out
- Windows & doors
Aluminium Bending Methods
Aluminium Extrusion Bending
As with any other type of aluminium, aluminium extrusions may also require bending into the desired shape. However, an important point to note is that the less stress an aluminium extrusion endures during the bending process, the greater the results will be. Therefore, a considered approach will be needed to ensure the modifications can be made without compromising the overall structure of the aluminium extrusion.
Aluminium Roll Bending
Roll bending is an extremely cost-efficient method of bending aluminium sections. It involves placing the aluminium section in between three bending rolls, which are adjusted so that the aluminium can be formed into the correct shape. The technique is incredibly versatile, even when the design is complex.
Aluminium Mandrel Bending
Mandrel bending is best suited to thin-walled profiles that may not withstand other forms of bending. Each aluminium section is fed through a machine that bends the aluminium into the correct shape. Mandrel bending produces fast and highly accurate results.
Aluminium Stretch Bending
Stretch bending uses a combination of force on either end of the material, with a bending mould in the middle that helps form the shape. The constant tension that is applied to the aluminium section reduces any deformation of the cross-section.
Stretch bending is ideal for any projects which have a high requirement for the profile’s surface quality, such as projects within the aviation or architectural industries.
Aluminium Profile Bending
Aluminum profiles are products formed from aluminum alloys. These components are transformed into a shaped objects through the extrusion process and can come in a range of textures, colour and brightness. Aluminium profiles are also often referred to as aluminium frames and is used within a growing number of manufacturing needs, including international space stations or in nuclear power plants.
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