Thames Stockholders supplies two types of aluminium; wrought and cast. Wrought aluminium alloy which can be rolled, extruded or forged, is work-hardened or heat-treated to increase its strength. A variety of alloying elements can be introduced to achieve the materials required strength, Cast aluminium alloys are somewhat different - a suitable composition is necessary for the production of effective casting materials.
Heat-treatable wrought aluminium alloys are produced specifically for strength and durability, whilst non-heat treatable variants are produced to offer good ductility, weldability and corrosion resistance.
Thames stock an extensive range of both cast and wrought aluminium alloys in a variety of shapes and incremental sizes.
Sheet products are used extensively in the Aerospace sector for wings and aerostructures
Aluminium is 2.5 times less dense than steel but can be heat treated to improve strength
Non-heat treated versions offer good ductility and corrosion resistance
Engineers look to aluminium as a consistent product in reducing weight whilst maintaining strength. Whilst aluminium cannot lay claim to offer the best weight to strength ratio, it is more stable than products such as magnesium, and is also 2.5 times less dense than steel. Adaptability is another clear benefit since both heat treated and non-heat treated versions offer different options. Essentially aluminium gives design engineers option to improve performance whilst reducing weight.
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