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LW Aluminum Beams Your First Choice:

LW is a certified custom multinational company. We served in textile, construction, automotive, electronics, lighting and other industries. Provide you with quality and variety of aluminum beams especially offer with sharp corners, rounded angles, tapered wall etc. Further they are accessible in white and process wraps up.

We glad high featured aluminum beams that meet worldwide guidelines. They are generally made with 6061 aluminum alloy cause to form a heat resistive and less in weight items quality shape for ceiling support and floor guarantee that structure will be sturdy.

 Ordering beam with LW Company is a consistent process with no least necessities so any amount you would like is conceivable.  

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LW Aluminum Beam Product Classification:

LW gives you with different choices in arrange that you just can select concurring to your crave or necessity:

6061 Aluminum Beam

It is suitable for those applications that need great strength. 6061 aluminum beams are broadly utilized for all sorts of creation ventures where lightweight and erosion resistance matter is required.

I Aluminum beam are planned to play a key part as a bolster part in structures as they have the capacity to resist different sorts of load.

C-shaped Channel beams

They have interesting shape comprising of a wide web ordinarily adjusted vertically and two ribs that adhere out from one side of the bar.

Aluminum H Beam

H beam can bear heavy loads and largely used in construction of trailers and bridges. The size of its web and flange is nearly same.

Aluminum T Beam
Aluminum T Beam

Aluminum T Bar gives ease of fabrication, versatility to changes and harm administration plans for way better in general execution. Further it has good machinability and suitable for welding purposes. 

Aluminum V Beam
Aluminum V Beam

LW V beam gives greatest bolster to different focuses over the decking, where back is required most. It is a great choice for wall and sensational roof applications.

Pros of LW Aluminum Beams:

Secure and weight-less:

Aluminum beams proved to be as strong as the steel and in weight only third part of it. It helps to meet specifications in construction and also minimize labor cost.

Durable:

LW beams are weather-proof, don’t rust easily and also safe to destructive impacts of UV beams guarantee ideal execution over long period of time.

Recyclability:

They are 100 percent recyclable while retain almost all material’s original properties. Nearly all aluminum utilized in development is reused.

Easily fabricated and minimal maintenance:

Due to their uniqueness, easy to lift and flexibility they are easy to install anywhere at anyplace. Unlike other materials it required minimum look after so easy to use.

Good conductor and reflector of heat:

Due to aluminum beams thermal efficiency they can reduce heat loss up to 9.50C thus reduce operating costs of AC. Further due to its non-combustible nature it is preferred for construction purposes.

LW High Quality Aluminum Beam Profile:

We provide you with various sizes, shape and quality of aluminum beams that could fulfill your needs.

  • Alloys:

LW aluminum beam mostly include 7116, 6063 and 6061 structural aluminum alloys. They are suitable for outdoor use.

  • Thickness and Mass:

The thickness of its flange varies from 0.20 inch to 0.62 and that of web varies from 0.13 inch to 0.31 inches. Taking into consideration mass of aluminum beams it varies from 1.637lb to 14.292 lb.

  • Finishes:

To maintain and increase strength various mechanical, chemical and anodizing finishes are applied to aluminum beams that include painting, coating, sublimation etc.

Applications of LW Aluminum Beams:

It has various applications in constructional, industrial and different sectors:

Aluminum Beam for Truck Bed
Truck beds
Aluminum Beam for framework
Framework
Aluminum Beam for Structural components
Structural Components
Aluminum Beam for Electronics
Electronics
Aluminum Beam for overhead
Overhead
Aluminum Beam for Support
Support
Aluminum Beam for walkways
Walkways
Aluminum Beam for Platform
Platforms
Railings

LW Aluminum Beams-Worthy globally acknowledged Company:

LW is serving you from a long time our aluminum extrusions are highly recommended by the experts of this field. We cost our stock in such a way that made it easy for you to choose so save your time and empower you to spend on a worthy one. All of our aluminum beam can be customized in order to meet your specific estimations and offer all standard measuring as well. Our quality confirmation is unmatched guaranteeing all cuts will be 100 percent precise. We assure you that you will not get disappointed after selecting us. Moreover our shipping policy is well-defined, we provide you with proper chart of sizes, dimensions and weight so that you can easily placed your order.

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Aluminum Beams - The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Aluminum beams are important when it comes to any applications as they serve as the strongest support components for structures and buildings.

Here at LW, we compile the most common questions that we receive on a daily basis regarding aluminum beams to make it easier for you to decipher what aluminum beams you’d want here:

Aluminum Beams - The Ultimate FAQ Guide

1. How Strong Are Aluminum Beams?

When buying aluminum beams, one of the key things to look out for is definitely how strong they are, here’s a table on the mechanical information of aluminum beams:

 

Imperial

Metric

Density

0.1 lb/in3

2.7 g/ cc

Ultimate Tensile Strength

45,000psi

310 Mpa

Yield Tensile Strength

40,000psi

276 Mpa

Fatigue Strength

14,000psi

96.5 Mpa

Shear Strength

30,000psi

207 Mpa

Melting Point

1,080 – 1,205°F

582 – 652°C

 

The strength of common aluminum beams is up to 45,000psi which is up to two tons or 45,000 pounds.

2. How Much Weight Can An Aluminum Beam Hold?

Generally speaking, most aluminum alloys are fairly robust. Their tensile strength varies from 10,000 to 75,000 pounds per square inch.

This implies that one square inch of aluminum can withstand tensions of up to 75,000 pounds without breaking but it’s dependent on the aluminum alloy grade chosen.

3. How To Bend Aluminum Beam

Aluminum Beams Bent

Bending Aluminum Beams

When bending aluminum (or other metals), it is critical to recognize that a smaller interior bend radius increases the likelihood of the material cracking.

Additionally, if you want the optimum results (less material breaking and less apparent cracking on the outside of the bend), make sure that all of your bends go parallel to or diagonally across the grain.

  1. Select the appropriate die angle.

When bending aluminum beams, the die angle must be determined by the material thickness and the radius-to-thickness ratio. The radius is the distance between the die’s center and a point near the snout.

The more acute the die angle, the higher the spring back. Allow for some more bending in order to alleviate this spring back when pressure is removed, which necessitates an overbend.

  1. Preheat the aluminum

This is an important step before commencing the actual bending of the aluminum beam.

  1. Detune the acetylene torch and smear soot over the area to be bent.

Start detuning the acetylene torch and start smearing it all over the area where it necessitates the bending.

  1. Reduce the O2 and relight your rosebud tip with a standard flame.

This is to make sure that you actually get to light up and start bending.

  1. Continue heating the portion in this manner until the black spot disappears.
  2. Acute bending

4.How To Install Ceiling Fan On Aluminum Beam?

2 - Ceiling Fan Installation

Ceiling Fan Being Installed

  1. Prepare the Site

Begin by marking the desired location for your fan on the ceiling using a piece of chalk. From there, using the chalk as a guide, draw a circle around the spot.

This will let you to cut a hole of the proper size in your aluminum beam.

  1. Cut the Hole

Mount the ceiling fan in place. Drill a hole large enough to accommodate the box and then install the electrical system.

While you concentrate on getting the wiring straight, use fireproof cement or metal to keep everything together.

  1. Attach the Fan Beam

Locate a robust ceiling beam capable of supporting your fan. Before continuing, ensure that everything is straight and level. If there isn’t one, construct a ceiling beam made of aluminum from a patio roof.

  1. Connect the Wires

To begin installing a ceiling fan, it is necessary to secure the support beam. The wiring procedure for your ceiling fan will vary according to the fan’s model.

 Consult the handbook for specific instructions; however, a reasonable rule of thumb is to connect the black wire to the ground post of the ceiling fixture and the white wire to the negative post.

Additionally, tie knots in the wires at many locations along their length to prevent them from being dislodged during operation.

 If your fan is equipped with pull chains, connect the wires and mounting hook appropriately; refer to the instructions for further information.

  1. Mounting Your Fan and Attaching Electrical Wires

Once constructed, the wires must be connected to an electrical switch box. This enables you or others to effortlessly switch on and off the fan.

  1. Turn It On and Test

5. How To Connect Aluminum Beams

3 - Aluminum Beams Connected

Connecting Aluminum Beams

Connecting aluminum beams require different precautions. Here are the steps you can take to connect aluminum beams:

  1. Ensure that you have an effective adhesive.

When it comes to properly bonding and connecting aluminum beams, aluminum epoxy is an excellent choice. However, before you begin using it, you must ensure that the surface is clean and free of obstructions.

  1. Sanitize and clean.

Trichloroethylene must be used to completely clean and prepare metal for bonding. It is the best substance available for degreasing aluminum, which is the process of cleaning the alloy.

However, it’s also possible to clean aluminum beams using hot distilled water and using a sulfuric acid solution.

  1. Get sandpaper and start sanding.

Roughening up the metal surface using sandpaper is a critical stage in the preparation process.

Because of the abrasion process, you can safely apply the glue. Reapply the cleanser to the surface after cleaning it with the same wiping agents.

  1. Apply the aluminum epoxy.

Once the surfaces have been sanitized, the aluminum epoxy may be applied.

After determining if an epoxy hardener should be added with it, apply it using the recommended application tool. Ensure that there are no gaps while connecting the aluminum beams together and slowly.

6. How To Clean and Polish Aluminum Beams

4 - Aluminum Beams Cleaning And Polishing

Cleaning and Polishing Aluminum Beams

  1. Prep the cleaning surface

To clean aluminum beams, start by removing any dirt, dust, or other particles using a moist towel or sponge and cleaning solution.

For lesser chores, you may alternatively use ordinary dish soap or a solution of water and vinegar. Commercial cleansers such as Metal Pre-Clean may be used for bigger operations.

  1. Prepare to sand.

After smoothing the surfaces, you must sand them to a predetermined grit to get a suitable surface quality. Begin with a coarser quality of sandpaper and gradually work your way up to progressively fine grades.

  1. Polish the aluminum beam.

To polish the aluminum, add a tiny quantity of the polish to a clean cloth and use small circular movements to rub it into the metal.

Wipe away the polish with a new cloth or the clean and unused side of the original cloth, using tiny circular movements as well. Using another clean, soft cloth, buff the whole surface.

7. How To Screw Aluminum Beams?

5 - Aluminum Beam Being Screwed

Screwing Aluminum Beams

We suggest using aluminum sheet metal screws, also known as self-tapping screws, because they are often used to join a variety of metals. Installing and removing these screws is a breeze.

  1. To begin, identify a flat location on the metal to be used with self-tapping metal screws.
  2. Following that, set the metal screw on the metal and maintain it straight to prevent it from tilting as it is inserted.
  3. Twist the metal screw into the material, using some force as you turn, until it is completely embedded. Turn carefully as you do this to avoid over-tightening or over-twisting the screw.
  4. Take care not to apply excessive force since this may cause the metal to bend or shatter.

8. What Aluminum Grades Are Normally Used For Aluminum Beams?

6 - Aluminum Beam

Aluminum Beams

Aluminum Alloy 1100

(99.9% aluminum, 0.05 percent silicon, and 0.05 percent copper) is a commercially pure aluminum alloy containing trace amounts of magnesium and silicon

It is widely utilized in the chemical and food processing sectors because to its exceptional workability and corrosion resistance.

Aluminum Alloy 2011

is often referred to as “Free Machining Alloy.” Due to its great strength and outstanding machinability, it is an excellent material for producing intricate and detailed pieces. Due to the high-speed machining features, tiny chips are produced that are readily removed with no effort.

Aluminum Alloy 2024

Alloy 2024 is a typical aluminum alloy with a high strength.

This alloy is often utilized in applications where weight is a consideration, yet strength and fatigue resistance are critical. It may be machined to a high quality and then annealed to specifications.

 While corrosion resistance is not a strength of the alloy, it may readily be improved by a coating or plating. Alclad, a thin covering of ultra-pure aluminum on the outside, improves both corrosion resistance and attractiveness.

9. How Long Does It Take For My Ordered Aluminum Beams To Arrive?

There are a lot of factors when it comes to delivery times for your aluminum beams to arrive such as:

  • Quantity ordered
  • The total weight
  • The country where your aluminum beams will be shipped to
  • Shipping/Courier issues

10. What To Consider When Buying Aluminum Beams?

There’s a lot of things that should be considered when purchasing your aluminum beams as they are all dependent on what application you’re going to be using them for.

In general, take into consideration your budget first as this will be the most important thing to consider.

Second, make sure that you already have a set-in mind application that you’ll be needing aluminum beams for and how you want your aluminum beams to function.

Third, it’s also important to consider the surface finishing option, the quantity, the aluminum alloy grade and many other factors.

Finally, it’s important to determine how long you need these aluminum beams for and if you require some additional customization.

11. How Big Of An Aluminum Beam Do I Need

7 - Standard Aluminum Beam

Standard Aluminum Beam Size

You’ll need an aluminum beam with a size and cross sectional dimensions that provide at least ten times the inertia and sectional modulus of a comparable steel beam.

 

It is nevertheless necessary to verify and confer with local engineers who are aluminum specialists.

12. Where To Buy Aluminum Beams

You can buy aluminum beams from aluminum manufacturers but here at LW we make sure to put in the actual effort of designing and working with you to get the best aluminum beam quality.

13. How Far Can An Aluminum Beam Span?

In general, most aluminum beams generally just span up to 30 feet because that in itself is already pretty long but LW can customize aluminum beams to span up to any if necessary.

14. How Are Aluminum Beams Made?

8 - Aluminum Beam Manufacturing

Aluminum Beams Being Made

To start, aluminum beams are made using the extrusion process, which is when heated or cold metal billets are forced through a die to make long structural shapes.

Manufacturers of aluminum beams usually use anodizing, which is a heat treatment process that takes place after the metal is formed.

The metal is oxidized in a chemical bath and forms a hard outer coating that lasts for a long time.

Also, intermetallic particles are formed during a process called tempering, which makes the metal stronger.

The aluminum beams, which aren’t as strong as steel beams, are used in situations where they don’t need to be as strong as they should be.

House structural parts like rafters and gutters are examples of how low-strength materials can be used in these kinds of things.

15. Are Aluminum Beams Better Than Wooden Beams?

Aluminum Beam and Wooden Beams

Aluminum Beams and Wooden Beams

In most cases, aluminum is a superior option since you can do more with it. A tube of aluminum is a good choice because it is lighter and stronger than a piece of wood.

Without a lot of machine tools, wood may be easier to work with than aluminum sheeting, angle, and tubular. But smart design and a few hand tools can go a long way, as can a good idea.

There are three things you should look for in a strong, lightweight, and cheap car: Rivets A sheet metal shear and a brake can be used to make aluminum into a wide range of strong, lightweight, and stiff pieces.

When it comes to building planes, both wood and aluminum have been used well. It should come as no surprise that both can be used to make strong, light structures.

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