Everything You Need to Know About Aluminium Round Bar

Aluminium is the most plentiful metal resource on the planet and makes up around 8% of the Earth’s crust in one form or another. It is now the most commonly available of all non-ferrous metals. Its ease of availability, however, does not make it any less impressive. Aluminium products have incredible strength properties at extremely low weight; for example, it is three times lighter than steel.

Its other qualities include:

  • Can be recycled many times with little loss of its propertiesAluminium 'I' Beam
  • Easily formed
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Great conductivity

 

How To Use Aluminium Round Bar?

 

Aluminium products are fantastic for DIY projects and can be used for a myriad of different things

Common applications of aluminium round bar include supports, trim, shaft, braces, pins, and dowels.

Aluminium Round Bar is an extruded solid aluminium bar that is highly versatile, easy to work with, and has a wide range of applications. 6061 Aluminium Round Bar is our most popular aluminium product that is widely used for all types of fabrication projects where lightweight and corrosion resistance is a concern.

Because aluminium round bar is either extruded or rolled, it is suitable for use in several different industries and products. As an example, machine and equipment parts are frequently made with aluminium bars. It can also be used in architecture and engineering, for structural components, frames, and other parts.

The aluminium rod, on the other hand, is well-suited to indoor and outdoor applications as it’s corrosion-resistant and can withstand the effects of air, water, and heat. With a tensile strength of 295 MPa, it can bear a large amount of stress before it begins to break, bends or warp.

Aluminium round bar is exceptionally easy to machine. Complex parts can be turned quickly with outstanding results. Drilling and cutting are possible with basic DIY equipment and smaller diameters can be cut easily and precisely with a hacksaw.

Aluminium round bar is a popular product due to its lightweight, strength to weight ratio, and ease of machining. It has extremely varied uses such as wheels and pulleys, fasteners, machine components, and precision turned parts.

Aluminium products and aluminium round bars are often used in the manufacture of parts and components for machines, cars, and bikes – items such as footrests/pegs, stands, shafts, mountings & rings.

 

Our Aluminium Products

All of our aluminium is

  • 6000 series material, the vast majority of which is produced in the UK to 6063T6.
  • We also keep significant stocks of 6060 and 6082, all produced to comply with the exacting standards set out in BSEN755.
  • Available nationwide

To date, we have supplied a vast array of Hobbyists, DIY fans, Inventors, Artists, and of course professional aluminium buyers from all over the world. Providing them with the best material to complete their projects. We are always happy to help, whatever your requirement.

For most applications, all the 6000 series alloys are suitable, however, if you are anodising an item, you may prefer 6063 or 6060, and if using an item in construction then perhaps 6082 might suit better.

However, if you need a specific alloy, just contact us and let us know. We can offer both 6063T6 and 6082T6 on much of our range of angles, channels, flat bars, and indeed across the entire range of extrusions.