Aluminum strip is a kind of deep processed product of aluminum, which is formed by slitting and processing aluminum coil. It is a very important raw material in industry. However, people are not very familiar with the use of aluminum strips. There are many classifications of aluminum strips, and the practical uses of each type of aluminum strip are different. Today, this article will classify and introduce the uses of aluminum strips, hoping to help everyone understand the uses of aluminum strips.
The main raw materials for making aluminum strips are pure aluminum, hot rolled aluminum coil or aluminum alloy cast-rolled aluminum coil. These raw materials are rolled into thin aluminum coils of different thicknesses and widths in a cold rolling mill. Then, the aluminum coils are cut longitudinally in a slitting machine. The different widths of aluminum strips formed after cutting can play their respective roles in actual operation.
There are many classifications of aluminum strips. The common aluminum strip grades are 1050, 1060, 1070, 1100, 3003, 3004, etc. There are also two main states of aluminum strips: soft and hard. The soft state is represented by the letter "O" and the hard state is represented by the letter "H". Two letters can be followed by numbers to indicate the softness and hardness or annealing degree of the aluminum coil.
Aluminum strip has a wide range of uses, and they are used in industries such as cables, optical cables, blinds, heaters, and aluminum-plastic composite pipes. Below, we will classify and understand the uses of aluminum strips.
(1) 1060 aluminum strip
This type of aluminum strip requires high corrosion resistance and formability in the operating environment, while the requirement for strength is not very high. Therefore, 1060 aluminum strips are mostly used in the chemical equipment industry.
(2) 1100 aluminum strip
This type of aluminum strip does not have rigid requirements for high-strength components, but it requires good corrosion resistance and formability in the processing environment. It is mostly used in the food industry for the processing of devices and storage containers, processing of chemical products, welding components, heat exchangers, nameplates, reflectors, and printing plates. Its application field is very wide.
(3) 3003 aluminum strip
In this type of aluminum strip, cold-processed rods, cold-processed wire rods, forgings, foil materials, heat sinks, and other materials are mainly used in components with high corrosion resistance, good formability, and good weldability. In addition, they can also play a good role in pressure vessels, heat exchangers, chemical equipment, oil pipeline guides, kitchen equipment, aircraft fuel tanks, and reflective plates.
(4) 3004 aluminum strip
This type of aluminum strip is mostly used in the production and storage equipment industry of chemical products, the field of making lamp parts, the processing of cable conduits and sewers, and the construction of shields and construction processing parts.
(5) 5052 aluminum strip
The processing formability, corrosion resistance, medium static strength, and fatigue strength of this type of aluminum strip are very good. Therefore, 5052 aluminum strips are mostly used in the manufacturing of aircraft fuel tanks and oil pipes, the manufacturing of supports for instruments and street lamps, the manufacturing of sheet metal parts for transportation vehicles and ships, and the manufacturing of hardware products.
The uses of aluminum strips have been introduced. From the above introduction, we can find that aluminum strip plays such a wide and important role in our lives.