Aluminium Fabrication

Aluminium Fabrication Machines

Introduction to Aluminium Fabrication Machines

Aluminium is one of the metals that are most commonly used in everyday life, as well as in a lot of different industrial branches.  The reason for this wide usage of aluminium are its properties that make it very useful, but also its property of being flexible, durable and easy to shape into anything and everything people might need.  Although these properties sometimes make aluminium difficult to work with, it is still a great material for many different purposes.  There are a number of machines and tools that are used in aluminium fabrication and these machines help people make unbelievable things out of this useful and interesting metal.


Aluminium Fabrication Machines

Aluminium is used for making many different products, and this is why there are a lot of processes and a number of machines that are used in making all of these different products.  Here are some of the processes and machines used in aluminium fabrication:

  • Sheet fabrication machines – these machines are used for making sheets of different sizes and thicknesses, with the highest level of precision and accuracy.
  • Aluminium extrusion machines – extrusion is the process of making aluminium bars that have cavities inside of them, and these cavities are used for fitting a number of aluminium bars together.  Aluminium is one of the most commonly extruded metals, producing different types of rails, frames, and many other shapes.
  • Aluminium welding machines – There are welding machines called TIG and MIG welding bays that are used for welding different shapes and products made out of aluminium such as window frames, aluminium light boxes, marine buoys, display stands and many other aluminium products.  Welding machines use an electric current in order to perform welding two or more pieces of aluminium together.
  • CNC milling and punching machines– these machines are used to make holes in aluminium sheets and also for milling aluminium components.  Using these machines, aluminium fabrication companies save time and money, considering that these machines are very fast and reliable.
  • Fly presses – these machines can be manually operated, as well as operated by power in which case they are known as power screw-presses.  These machines are used for coining, forging, punching and pressing aluminium materials.
  • Plasma cutters – these machines are used to cut aluminium and other metals using plasma torches.  In the process of plasma cutting, the aluminium is cut by being melted.
  • Anodising and powder-coating machines – these machines are used at the end of aluminium fabrication process and they are used to form protective layers or coatings, so that aluminium is long-lasting.

These machines and processes listed above are not all the machines and processes that are used in aluminium fabrication all around the world and in the UK today, but rather some of the most commonly used.  Aluminium fabrication is a complex process and the technology is developing each and every day, in order to make the process more effective.  This is the main reason why there are so many different types of machines and processes involved in the fabrication of aluminium.