Working with aluminum requires a special set of eyes and skills to complete a detailed project. Whether your business is in transportation, automotive, construction or machinery, you need a strong material and team to get the job done. Pennex Aluminum Company understands the process of casting, extruding and fabricating aluminum products that benefit your business.
Why do we work with aluminum? This material carries a number of benefits aside from being cost-friendly.
What Is Aluminum?
It’s not an exaggeration to say that aluminum is one of the most versatile engineering materials in human history. The silver-like metal element originates from the Earth’s crust, but the material remains lightweight, durable and corrosion-resistant.
When combined as a compound, aluminum takes on the form that manufacturers know today. Aluminum is used in a variety of products across a number of industries, including:
- Food and drink cans
- Bike and vehicle frames
- Computer components
- Car rims
- Pots and pans
Why Use Aluminum?
Aluminum for consumer products is a cost-effective and reliable choice. Having worked with aluminum since 1979, Pennex Aluminum Company knows this material to be:
- Customizable: Can be anodized, polished and buffed.
- Corrosion-resistant: A protective surface layer forms with oxidation (oxide film).
- Thermal conductivity: Conducts heat and cold.
- Electrical conductivity: Much better conductor of electricity than other materials such as copper.
- Malleable: Aluminum can be rolled or bent to create parts for different industries.
- Recyclable: No loss in character when recycled and reused repeatedly.
Aluminum allows our team to create custom extrusions based on its strong physical properties.
Standard and Custom Aluminum Products
Pennex Aluminum Company offers standard products including zee, tee, I-beam, rod, bar, hex, pipe, tube and other basic shapes. These products suit the industries we work with, but our capabilities extend beyond this. We implement a custom extrusion process to bring any creative product to life.
Using presses, billet heating, quenching and handling equipment, our team can produce materials that meet your exact specifications. Crafting aluminum is a detailed process, but our experts have a full understanding of just how strong this metal can be and how to work with it for the best results.
How Strong Is Aluminum?
If your business is on the fence about using aluminum products or pieces, it’s time to reconsider. As a fun fact, aluminum is strong enough to protect the bravest of divers from a shark attack. That’s right. Due to its anti-corrosion properties, aluminum is often used to build shark cages. The metal is unaffected by salt water, which cannot be said of other building materials.
Besides serving the automotive industry, aluminum is strong enough for fighter planes, spacecraft, armor plating and frames for buildings. If aluminum acts as a military-grade metal, surely it will withstand your next project.
Pennex Aluminum Company Works for You
Pennex Aluminum Company is calling all mechanical and design engineers. Including our team on your next project ensures on-time deliveries and accuracy with casting, extruding and fabricating aluminum products.
If your business is interested in working with Pennex Aluminum Company, feel free to contact us for more information about the products and services we provide.