Aluminium Channels

Aluminium Channels

Information

Aluminium Channels, also known as U Channels or C Channels, are general purpose extrusions that are widely used in both commercial and home applications. Aluminium channels have medium strength and excellent corrosion resistance making it suited for indoor and outdoor use. The U-shaped aluminium channel is lightweight and durable, making it the perfect choice for many applications, including structural framing, shop fitting, vehicle construction, furniture manufacture and other general fabrication uses.

Applications

Uses of aluminium channel include construction, marine, ornamental, architectural trim, framing, store fixtures, displays, glass and mirror projects, railings, elevators, woodworking projects.

Grades

Two of the most commonly used grades of aluminium channel alloys are 6061 and 6063. AA6061 is the most versatile of all heat-treatable aluminium channel alloys, while maintaining most of the good qualities of aluminium. It offers a range of good mechanical properties and superior corrosion resistance. It can be welded and fabricated by many commonly used techniques and has good workability in the annealed condition. As a result, AA6061 is used in several products and applications, which require strength and corrosion resistance.

AA6063 has a fairly low strength, but excellent corrosion resistance and a smoother surface, as compared to other aluminium alloys. 6063 aluminium has good weldability and is easier to form than multipurpose 6061 aluminium. For aluminium channels that require greater strength, AA6063 can be heat treated for increased strength.

Common Grades, Sizes and Specifi­cations

GradesWidthLengthThickness
AA6061Up to 300mmUp to 6000mmFrom 1.1mm
AA6063Up to 300mmUp to 6000mmFrom 1.1mm
AA6082Up to 300mmUp to 6000mmFrom 1.1mm

Other aluminium channel sizes and grades are available upon request. You can request to cut your aluminium channels down to size.

Finishes

FinishDescription
AnodisingProtective aluminium oxide outer layer providing increased resistance to corrosion and wear.
Bright DippingElectro-brightening treatment to produce smooth surface with high lustre and “mirror” finish.
Brushed FinishDistinctive appearance with uniform fine lines parallel to the brushing direction.
Bright DippingElectro-brightening treatment to produce smooth surface with high lustre and “mirror” finish.
Mill FinishOriginal nature of aluminium, where no chemical or mechanical finish is done on the surface.
Powder CoatingDurable film coating that can meet stringent performance criteria, offering a wide variety of colours.
PretreatmentEtched or cleaned with an acidic or alkaline material before a pretreatment coating is applied. Applied coating enhances paint or powder adhesion and is corrosion resistant.

Kian Huat Metal

Kian Huat Metal is Singapore’s leading aluminium channel supplier with a wide distribution network that spans over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region. With over 30 years of experience, we provide the very best quality products, prompt delivery and highest standard of services at competitive prices. At Kian Huat Metal, we supply an extensive range of metals for various applications. Our inventory includes: stainless steel, structural steel, mild steel, galvanised steel, aluminium, brass, bronze and copper. Our hot rolled and cold rolled steel is available in a wide range of shapes including: bars, rods, universal beams, universal columns, pipes, hollow sections, channels, sheets and plates. We can cut according to your exact specifications. Contact us for Aluminium Supplier in Singapore at reasonable prices.

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