Are aluminium tubes suitable for your application?

Tube manipulation isn’t as easy as many people think it is. This is a job that’s best left to the professionals. Only they can ensure a smooth and relatively hassle free process. Our own team have specialised in this area for years. Using their talents, they can alter your tubing into the exact shape you need.

There are all kinds of people out there who love aluminium. It’s often their go-to metal when they have an engineering project. The base material offers a rare mix of lightness, strength, and flexibility. In fact, it’s roughly half the weight of steel. This makes it an attractive choice for many applications, including tubing. The following are examples of uses for aluminium tubes.

Heat exchangers

Roadside or structural

It’s also possible to use aluminium tubing for roadside applications. It’s common to see government-contracted projects with aluminium on the highways. They’re used to make signs and guardrails. Other uses include framing and supports, exterior structures, and fencing.

Other benefits

Tube Manipulation

Aluminium is a fantastic heat conductor. Tubing is what typically shifts heat from one location to another. You can use it in refrigerators, ventilation, reboilers, and steam generators. The corrosion resistance means it won’t wear quickly.

There are also some other things to think about if you plan to use the tubing. For instance, ask if you want your product to be visible. Due to aluminium’s shine, it’s a better fit for aesthetic applications than carbon steel is. You may have to transport your tubing goods as well. If so, go with aluminium for its low weight.

At Multiform Tubes, we provide our clients with the finest in tube manipulation services. In addition to aluminium, we can work with brass, titanium, and food grade stainless steel. If you’re not sure about which one to use, get in touch with our team. We will be able to help you make a choice.