Aluminium Fabrication and the processes

What is aluminium fabrication

Aluminium fabrication is a process of manufacturing the metal into different styles and designs as per the requirement of the customer.

Cutting, bending and assembling is the main course of action that is mutually performed

So different tools are used to perform the discrete type of actions:-

  1. Cutting:- As the name describes, traditionally the makers used to have manual hand tools, but these days sort of oxyfuel and plasma torches are taken into account for this very process of cutting the aluminium metal.


  1. Bending:- Just as done in the case of cutting, traditional and modern methods are incorporated. General hammering and press brakes along with tube benders are used.


  1. Assembling:-   The most important phase of all above is assembling of metals and is properly entertained via Adhesives, fasteners and the ultimate process of welding.


Raw aluminium formation:-

It is a hulking and technical job. Basically the raw material is bauxite which is extracted from mines and then it is refined to make Alumina. Now the oxygen atoms are assailed and this way molten Aluminium is formed.  Later on, the molten Aluminium is made to cool down and desired forms of the metal are engineered.


Properties of Aluminium :-

  1. Corrosion Resistant: – Once you have aluminium with you, you can feel of it being Rust-free forever. This is really the magical property of Aluminium.


  1. Lightweight:- Being lighter in weight as compared to steel, iron and other metals,aluminium comes out to be a better choice. Though its light to lift, yet it possesses high grades in term of Strength.


  1. Ductile in nature:- Ductility is another phenomenon that aluminium has. Aluminium is non-magnetic and non-sparking as well.

There are so many other features that aluminium has, it also comes up with some limitations as well.

Aluminium is little hard to weld as compared or other metals, laser cutting also becomes cumbersome in case of aluminium.


USES OF ALUMINIUM :-   Aluminium is a multitasking metal and due to its salient features, it can be used in case of Office tables, kitchen appliances, handrails, fences and gates. Most of the companies are using in vehicles as well. Aluminium is the safest metal being used in manufacturing electronic instruments and equipment. Water bottles, roof sheds, and aluminium trailers are also other variants.

What is balustrade and its types

What is Balusrade

Balustrade possesses its own history. It is derived from the Italian word balusters.  The balustrade is basically a guard-rail that is embedded along with the stairs to avoid or prevent the falling of the human, most helpful in the case of children and old agers.

Types of Balustrades:-

  1. Glass Balustrade
  2. Steel Balustrade
  3. Aluminium Balustrade
  4. Timber Balustrade

Eventually, all these types of guard railing is made to enhance the look of the Home’s interior and safety is a priority as mentioned already.

Let us have a look at all of them one by one:-

  1. Glass Balustrade:-

Glass balustrades are the ones used for elegance, but keep in mind they are really great In strength as compared to their view. Art lovers are going to find them valuable for sure, mostly glass balustrades are introduced over stairways, balconies, and other safety prone areas. The maintenance can be handy as you need to keep them look new so you have to wipe balustrades regularly.


  1. Steel Balustrade: – To keep the things right on a tight budget, one can surely opt for steel or stainless steel balustrades. This type of balustrade is can also make your stairs design look good, not like the one with glass balustrades but still it can maintain the elegance. The best thing about them is that they are weather-resistant, easy to clean as well. Designing possibilities are much higher in the case of steel balustrades.


  1. Aluminium Balustrades:- Another magical balustrade:- as this is cost beneficiary, easy to maintain and can be used at the interior or exterior of your home. To shine them brighter experts use power coating that helps in keeping the balustrade rust-free and weather resistant.


  1. Timber Balustrade :-  Traditional looks, yes if you are looking out for stair styles which were used in past, want to feel some nostalgia then this is the right choice for sure.  The dark chocolate color coating is going to give mesmerizing experience, keeping the floor in sync.  Timber balustrades are best to go for lazy persons as they do not catch dust much. Feel free to call Purnells Fabrications to get the best deals in South Lismore.