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The difference between aluminum tube and other metal tubes

2021-06-30

aluminum tube

Compared with other hard metal pipes (such as copper and stainless steel), aluminum pipe has the following advantages:
Lightweight materials: It has great advantages in shipping, aerospace and other fields;
Strong toughness: high plasticity as a connecting material;
Severe corrosion resistance: longer service life and higher cost performance;
Smooth surface, not easy to rust: strong decorative performance, low maintenance cost;
Strong thermal conductivity: Aluminum itself has strong thermal conductivity, which can achieve the same performance as other processed materials.


The disadvantages of aluminum tubes are:
Heating will deform: Ordinary aluminum tubes will deform when heated to a certain extent. Therefore, aluminum processing is generally carried out according to the purpose of the aluminum tube, and the aluminum tube is not easily deformed;
Lightweight materials: Some hard metals have more advantages in areas that require quality and strength;
Price cost: The price cost of aluminum may be higher than other metals. Because aluminum is lighter than other metals, 1 pound of aluminum is much heavier than 1 pound of other metals.

In summary, when choosing the most suitable pipe for your application, the main considerations are the characteristics of the application environment, such as whether it needs corrosion resistance, whether it needs post-maintenance, whether it needs conduction heat transfer. Once you have selected the metal category that best suits your application, you can select the necessary metal series and alloy processing.