10 reasons that 80/20 t-slot aluminum is better than steel
Why Aluminum is
Better Than Steel
For Industrial Framing Projects
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Reason #1 – Easier to Get It To You
Aluminum structures can be assembled on-site by your employees.
Steel has to be welded and then painted to become a useful product.
This requires specialized equipment, specialized workers, specialized
environmental conditions, containment, and off-site locations. Then it
has to be transported and brought into the building fully assembled –
which can cause severe problems if it is a large structure.
Often, any savings in the cost of raw
steel vs. aluminum is lost when paying
for expensive and time-consuming
welding and painting of the product, or costly
building modification to get it in the proper room.
Reason #2 – Better Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Aluminum is approximately 1/3 the weight of steel, and almost 2X
stronger at the same weight.
Aluminum’s better strength-to-weight ratio makes aluminum a better
solution for applications where lighter weight is important.
Aluminum structures are easier and less costly to move
than steel structures, and are less likely to cause an injury.
Employees prefer working with and moving
aluminum work benches, tables and carts.
Reason #3 – Much More Corrosion Resistant
Anodized aluminum is much
less susceptible to corrosion than
steel and even painted steel.
Aluminum requires less
maintenance over time
compared to painted steel.
Reason #4 – Better In Wet Environments
Aluminum does not get weaker or warp
when exposed to high humidity or water
over time like steel does.
Many undersea operations utilize aluminum
structures and frames for this reason.
Reason #5 – Less Airborne Particles
Aluminum puts less particles in the air so it is a superior product
within clean rooms and clean environments.
Aluminum is a better material for sensitive machine enclosures.
Reason #6 – Easier To Connect To
T-slot aluminum bars are easy to connect almost anything to using a
simple bolt and “t-nut”. The t-nut slides in the “slot” and allows you
to connect anything to the structure if you have the right length bolt.
Reason #6 – Its Safer To Work With
Aluminum will not generate large flakes as it corrodes, causing a
cutting hazard like steel. Its also easier and safer to cut and drill.
Reason #7 – You Can Reuse It!
Aluminum structures can be
disassembled and reassembled into
something else later.
This makes aluminum a much better
investment/value over steel – which is
usually discarded into landfills when it
loses its utility.
Repurpose these modular components
into something else when your project
comes to an end.
Reason #8 – Greener Product
Because Aluminum can easily
be reused and is much easier to
recycle, much less of it ends up
in landfills than steel.
Using aluminum is better for
the environment in the long-
Reason #9 – Over 8,000 Compatible Products
The 80/20 family of t-slot aluminum bars and parts numbers over
8,000 compatible and field-tested components.
Reason #10 – F&L Offers Free CAD Design
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all of your industrial projects (some limitations apply).
Our experienced industrial framing CAD designers can help you
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