Aluminum Channel Manufacturers and Suppliers in China

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LW Aluminum Channels Manufacturing and Supplying Company

LW is a trusted aluminum based products manufacturing and supplying company. There is wide range of aluminum made items present that are used for many different purposes. The LW Extruded Aluminum Channels are of great quality and is produced in different shapes by our team.

LW also provides customization services to their clients to help them get all in one services in affordable prices at one platform. Our aluminum channels of different shapes are used for variety of applications and are customized into different colors and sizes on customer’s demand.

LW has a professional team that works hard to provide best customer care services to the clients. You can get your order in minimum time with best delivery services.

Email us today and get more information about LW Aluminum Channels.

LW Aluminum Channels

Types of Aluminum Channels

These are type of aluminum channels. They are called hat/cap channels due to their hat-like shape. They are used for levelling uneven surfaces like walls and ceilings etc.

Their applications include drop ceiling portion, solid divider, curtain wall etc.

These are j-shaped aluminum channels used for covering and framing of materials.

For example writing boards, frames, tile panels etc.

Another type of aluminum channels is aluminum c-channels. They are also called U-channel depending upon from which angle we look at them. They have many different applications like in construction, marine vessels, elevators, decoration, railings etc.

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Advantages of LW Aluminum Channel Manufacturers and Suppliers

Quality Products Providers:

LW is the company that strictly maintains the quality of their products. We have an expert team that makes sure to manufacture the products through standard procedures. Our Quality control team checks the quality of every product thoroughly after production and before delivery. We provide the best quality aluminum channel extrusions.

Better Customer support service

Good communication with clients is our priority. We communicate with our clients to clear all their doubts and help them choose the product they need. We are available day and night. Our customers can book their order anytime and get it in minimum time possible.

Variable choices

LW deals with different types of aluminum channels. Be it C-shaped, J-shaped, Z-shaped or any other shape our team is able to manufacture them. Along with that, we can also provide color customization services to our customers. These variabilities helps customer choose perfect product for their needs.

Qualified team

A good team is the key to quality business. LW team is quite experienced and qualified. We are skilled enough in manufacture processes, customization, and delivery of our products. Our customers can easily get their demands fulfilled by LW team.

Finishing processes

Finishing of the products is highly demanded by customers. It makes products look appealing and helps them protect from corrosion. LW also can provide different surface treatments to the products. Our customers can choose from the catalogue of these treatments including wood effect, sand blasting, powder coating, milling, anodizing etc

In house processing of products

LW also deals with processed products. You can get processed LW aluminum channels on demand. These include welding, bending, stamping, cutting, punching, assembling etc. Get your product in any shape you want.

Aluminum Channel

Your Aluminum Channel Expert

Aluminum channels are type of aluminum extrusions meant for high strength applications. They are used to cover edges or frame the corners of different items.

  • Customizable Sizes: 

Aluminum channels wall thickness range in size from 1” to 32”.

Their length is measured in mm or is customized according to the customer request.

  • Alloy grade series :

The alloy used in their manufacture is mostly 6061 and 6063.

  • Variable Shapes :

Aluminum channels have different shapes like t-channel, I-beam, Z-bar, angles, inside corners, outside corners, tees, Z-clips, bar nosing, stair nosing etc.

Applications of Aluminum Profiles

Aluminum Channel for railing
Railing
Aluminum channel for window frame
Window frames
Aluminum Channel for furniture
Furniture
Aluminum Channel for cable runs
Cable runs
Aluminum Channels for baord edges
Board edges
Aluminum Channel for tile panels
Tile panels
Aluminum channel fo LED strip lights
LED strip-lights
Aluminum channel for elevators
Elevators
Aluminum Channel for trims
Trims
Aluminum channel for curtain wall
Curtain wall

Globally Recognized Providers of Aluminum Products

LW is the platform that deals with all kind of aluminum products on universal level. We have clients from all over the world that are carefully provided with their needs. We deal with good quality aluminum channels of different types and sizes.

They are of various different shapes, each shape having different applications. The Aluminum channels also have a property of high corrosion resistance, which helps in providing protection against extreme conditions.

The aluminum channels have good electrical and heat conduction properties, have good strength to weight ratio and are non-magnetic.

LW aluminum channels are good choice for construction and architectural purposes. We deliver our products quick and on time. Contact us today and get your quote.

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LW: Your Professional Aluminum Channels Supplier and Manufacturer in China

Are you looking for an Aluminum channel for your business? Do you want to get more professional product information about aluminum channel ?

In any case, this Ultimate FAQs Guide will help you understand and clear your doubts!

Without further delay, let’s get started with the guide!

Aluminum Channel – The Ultimate FAQs Guide

What Is Aluminum Channel?

Aluminum channel is one of kind of aluminum extrusion which used for all kinds of structural application.

Aluminum extrusion could meet your different project requirements, like industry, machinery,  and acting.

At the same time, aluminum channels could also be used for our machines, building area.

However, you can also use them when working in architectural applications.

Aluminum channels have one main feature that makes them stand out in the market, which is their two flanges.

The two flanges protrude on one side of their web and often have a C cross-section.  Aluminum J-channel

Aluminum J-channel

How To Install Aluminum Channel

The steps below will help you understand and learn the simplest way to do so.

Before starting the installation process, you should measure the aluminum channel edge’s required length and location.  

Then, you will have to cut the channel to the required lengths before the installation.

If the layout must meet at a particular intersection or a corner, then cut the corners to the desired angle.

Follow the steps below to install extruded aluminum channels:

Step#1 

Make some perfectly estimated holes on your aluminum channel using a drill machine.

Also, use a ¼ bit drill. The holes you drill are required to be vertically centered in the flange.

Drill holes on the aluminum channel

Drill holes on the aluminum channel

Step#2

After drilling the holes, you can now use screws to fix them in place to complete the installation.

Where To Buy Aluminum Channel?

China has the highest quality production of aluminum channels.

With the increase in demand for aluminum channels, LW has always been on its feet to produce premium aluminum channels to satisfy global demand for quantity and quality.

LW is a professional and certified supplier of aluminum channels in China. LW also has various aluminum channels that can be customized to your liking.

With LW’s fantastic customer service, you will get the best aluminum channel with perfect guidelines on installation and maintenance.

You can always visit our website and select the one that reaches your standards.

How To Bend Aluminum Channel?

Bending an extruded aluminum channel isn’t as easy as it may seem.

This requires you to have a particular set of skills and experience to make that consistent curve at some sections with ease. However, some of the extrusions are easier to bend than others.

One of the most notorious aluminum channels when bending is the U-channel.

It can be a challenge even though you have the experience of doing it. Roll bending U-aluminum channel

Roll bending U-aluminum channel

For you to get good bends on aluminum channels, you can try powder coating the item for ease of bending and maintaining the product’s quality and avoiding any damages after bending.

Currently, the best way to bend aluminum channels is to use a roll-bending machine.

Bent aluminum channel

Bent aluminum channel

You can also try to bend it with your hand, but it can deform and damage the aluminum channel.

How To Cut Aluminum Channel?

Cutting an aluminum channel can sometimes be challenging.

Because if you apply too much force to the aluminum, you can spoil it while cutting, and also, too little of it won’t cut the channel.

So what’s the best way to cut the aluminum channel?

You can use many different tools to cut the aluminum, such as the miter saw and the cold chisel.

Follow the steps below to cut the aluminum channel:

Using a miter saw:

You will need any of the following types of blades to get a good cut on your channel with a miter saw.

  • Circular blades. These blades are used in cutting aluminum channels in tilting angles and the desired shapes.
  • Coarse blades. They are used to bring the abrasive cutting to the aluminum to have a fine finish.
  • Razor blades. They are sometimes called the best blades if you are looking for a high-precision cut on the channel.
  • Sharp-cut blades. This will be perfect if you want sharp cuts on your aluminum channel.

Procedure for using the miter saw:

  • Choose the right miter blade.

To know which blade to use, get to know the thickness of the aluminum you want to cut first.

Next, ensure that you use the specified blades for cutting the aluminum. For example, you can use a specific grade of carbide-tipped blades depending on the type of metal and its thickness.

  • Secondly, mount the blades.

Remove the already mounted blade by opening the blade guard, taking out the first blade, and replacing it with the new blade.

  • Clamp your aluminum channel.

You can use a C-clamp to hold your aluminum channel in place as you cut it.

Clamping ensures that the aluminum channel stays in position and doesn’t move around.

  • Lastly, cut through the aluminum channel with the miter saw.

Now, slowly lower the saw on the aluminum channel to cut it.

Using a cold chisel:

Follow the process below to cut the aluminum channel with a chisel

  • Get a cold chisel that is a little wider than your aluminum channel.

The standard sizes are 1 inch, ¾ inches, ½ inches, and ¼ inches. Your chisel should be appropriately sharpened before cutting.

  • Adjust your aluminum channel at the center of the cold chisel’s jaws and ensure it’s tightened.

Hold the chisel tip perpendicularly against the metal and use a ball-peen hammer to strike the chisel’s handle for you to cut through the aluminum channel.

  • Strike the extruded aluminum channel until you feel a notch in it. At that particular point, you’ll notice a snap, and you will be able to cut through it with your hands.

If it takes too long to cut the aluminum channel with a chisel, you should use a miter saw instead.

How To Straighten Aluminum Channel?

Aluminum channel is a very malleable product. You can accidentally bend it without knowing it.

You shouldn’t assume the aluminum channel is spoiled, but you can straighten it yourself with the right tools.

Aluminum F channel to be straightened

Aluminum F channel to be straightened

Follow the steps below to straighten aluminum channels:

  • Use your hand:

Using your hands, try and straighten the aluminum channel. But depending on the thickness of the aluminum channel, you might not be able to bend it.

 

  • Use a heat gun:

Lay the extruded aluminum channel on a solid surface or a flat surface like on the concrete floor.

Next, use a heat gun to warm up the bent part to straighten it with ease.

Next, try to straighten the aluminum channel as it heats up. Continue heating it as you bend it until you straighten it.

Next, use a rubber mallet to hit the heated aluminum channel to avoid bumps.

Your aluminum channel is now ready to be reused.

Can I Use an Aluminum Channel To Build A Shed?

Yes, you can use an aluminum channel to build a shed. They are considered durable and can last a long time without wearing and tearing.

Some good-quality extruded aluminum channels can survive harsh weather conditions and resist warp and termite infestation.

They need little maintenance, and they are easy to clean.

However, you do not need to repaint them every year as you would with other materials.

Aluminum channels are very affordable, and they’d save you money over other metals like steel.

The exposure of the metal sheets may cause them to corrode and rust with time. But aluminum is an excellent choice to use for channels because aluminum is corrosion resistant.

You can also overcome corrosion by insulating your shed or using paint to prevent corrosion.

How Is Aluminum Channel Made?

The aluminum channel is made by pressing in billets or logs through a channel die shaped under a high-pressure ram.

You can use two methods to make the extruded aluminum channel. These are direct and indirect.

  • Indirect extrusion:

This way, the billet is kept still when the ram pushes the die.

  • Direct extrusion:

This method presses the ram down on the billet to force it through the die.

There are different ways to extrude aluminum channels, such as:

  • Hot extrusion:

The aluminum extrusion is heated to between 500-600 degrees Celsius in this process. This is done inside vacuum oxidation forestall.

  • Cold Extrusion:

The billets and aluminum channel are handled and shaped at room temperature in this process.

How Long Is The Aluminum Channel?

Aluminum channels can have different lengths and different thicknesses, sizes, and estimated weight.

Below is a table that shows the different lengths an aluminum channel can have:

Aluminum Type

Estimated sizes

Estimated thickness

Estimated weight

Estimated weight for every 25′ aluminum bar

6061-T6C-300-1498-258

3 x 0.26 x 1.5 inches

76.2 x 38.05 x 6.55 mm

0.258 inches

1.729 lbs/ft

2.573 kg/m

 

43.225 lbs

19.580925 kg

 

6061-T6C-300-1410-170    

3 x 0.17 x 1.41 inches

76.2 x 35.81 x 4.32 mm

0.17 inches

1.42 lbs/ft

2.11 kg/m

35.45 lbs

16.06 kg

 

6061-T6C-300-1596-356

 

 

3 x 0.356 x 1.60 inches

76.2 x 40.538 x 9.042 mm

0.356 inches

2.070 lbs/ft

3.0805 kg/m

51.750 lbs

23.443 kgs

6061-T6C-400-1580-180

 

4.0 x 0.2 x 1.6 inches

101.6 x 40.13 x 4.57 mm

0.18 inches

1.847 lbs/ft

2.747 kg/m

 

46.150 lbs

20.906 kgs

6061-T6C-400-1647-247

4 x 0.25 x 1.65inches

101.6 x 41.8 x 6.3mm

0.248 inches

2.164 lbs/ft

3.219 kg/m

54.075 lbs

24.500 kgs

 

6061-T6C-400-1720-320

 

4 x 0.32 x 1.72 inches

101.6 x 43.7 x 8.1mm

0.32 inches

2.505 lbs/ft

3.728 kg/m

 

62.625 lbs

28.369 kgs

 

6061-T6C-500-1750-190

 

 

 

5 x 0.19 x 1.75 inches

127 x 44.5 x 4.8 mm

0.19 inches

2.316 lbs/ft

3.447 kg/m

57.900 lbs

26.230 kgs

6061-T6C-500-1885-325

 

 

 

5 x 0.33 x 1.89 inches

127 x 47.9 x 8.3mm

0.325 inches

3.110 lbs/ft

4.629 kg/m

77.750 lbs

35.221 kgs

 

6061-T6C-500-2032-472

 

 

 

5 x 0.47 x 2.03 inches

127 x 51.61 x 12.0 mm

0.472 inches

3.975 lbs/ft

5.915 kg/m

99.350 lbs

45.0056 kgs

6061-T6C-600-1920-200

 

 

6 x 0.2 x 1.92 inches

152.4 x 48.8 x 5.1mm

0.2 inches

 

2.826 lbs/ft

4.206 kg/m

70.650 lbs

32.005 kgs

6061-T6C-600-1945-225

 

6 x 0.23 x 1.95 inches

152.4 x 49.40 x 5.72 mm

0.225 inches

 

3.002 lbs/ft

4.467 kg/m

75.050 lbs

33.998 kgs

 

6061-T6C-600-2034-314

 

 

 

6 x 0.31 x 2.03 inches

152.4 x 51.7 x 8.0 mm

0.314 inches

3.63 lbs/ft

5.402 kg/m

90.750 lbs

41.110 kgs

6061-T6C-600-2157-438

 

 

 

6 x 0.44 x 2.16 inches

152.4 x 54.8 x 11.2 mm

0.438 inches

4.505 lbs/ft

6.704 kg/m

112.625 lbs

51.2 kgs

6061-T6C-700-2110-230

 

 

7 x 0.23 x 2.1 inches

177.8 x 53.6 x 5.84 mm

0.23 inches

3.542 lbs/ft

5.271kg/m

 

88.550 lbs

40.113 kgs

 

6061-T6C-700-2194-314

 

 

7 x 0.31 x 2.19 inches

177.8 x 55.7 x 7.9 mm

0.314 inches

4.233 lbs/ft

6.299 kg/m

105.825 lbs

47.939 kgs

6061-T6C-800-2290-250

 

 

 

8 x 0.25 x 2.29 inches

203.2 x 58.2 x 6.4 mm

0.25 inches

4.252 lbs/ft

6.328 kg/m

106.300 lbs

48.154 kgs

6061-T6C-800-2527-487

 

 

8 x 0.49 x 2.53 inches

203.2 x 64.2 x 12.4 mm

0.487 inches

6.482 lbs/ft

9.646 kg/m

 

162.05 lbs

73.409 kgs

6061-T6C-1200-3047-387

 

12 x 0.39 x 3.05 inches

304.8 x 77.39 x 9.83 mm

0.387 inches

8.639 lbs/ft

12.856 kg/m

215.975 lbs

97.837 kgs

6061-T6C-1200-3170-510

12 x 0.51 x 3.17 inches

304.8 x 80.52 x 12.95 mm

0.51 inches

10.375 lbs/ft

15.440 kg/m

 

259.375 lbs

117.497 kgs

 

 

How Much Does an Aluminum Channel Cost?

From the table above, we’ve been able to identify that aluminum channels can be purchased from different lengths, weights, and thicknesses affect the change in prices.

The least expensive aluminum channel is the 6061-T6C-300-1410-170, from the table above.

Depending on the aluminum’s length and quantity, the price range can lie between $40 to $3,000.

How much load Can Aluminum Channels?

An aluminum channel can have a variety of loads. It all depends on what you are looking for.

Common each square inch of aluminum channels could support from 10,000psi to 75,000psi before breaking.

Loads can either be axial (compressive or tensile), torsional(twisting), or bending.

The shape of the extruded aluminum channel has a small bearing on the ability to resist the axial loads, but it can influence torsion or bending.

The I-beams are commonly used due to their ability to resist bending loads.

How Strong is the Aluminum Channel?

The strength of aluminum channels depends on different factors such as type of metal, thickness, and size.

Aluminum channels are also strong at lower temperatures.

However, the design can be made unevenly, affecting the strength capabilities of the extruded aluminum channel.

How To Attach Aluminum F Channel To House?

Follow the steps below to attach an aluminum F channel to a house:

Step#1

The first step is to know the best aluminum F channel to purchase and install in your house.

Step#2

The next step is to measure the length of the walls where you want to attach the aluminum F channel.

This lets you know how much material you need before installing.Aluminum F channel

Aluminum F channel

Step#3

If you are attaching the aluminum F channel on an already existing structure, get rid of the old trim first, then install a nailing base.

For new constructions, make some drawings on the house sides. The nails you decide to use are meant to be spaced 15 inches apart. This ensures that there’s no gapping.

Step#4

After doing that, measure the width of the space where the aluminum F channel will be attached. Measure the entire distance you’ll be covering between the wall and the front.

Attaching the aluminum F channel on a house

Attaching the aluminum F channel on a house

Step#5

Measure, mark, and cut the aluminum F channel ⅛ inches shorter than the required width. It will allow any discrepancies present in the fascia to wall distance.

Use a power saw with the non-ferrous blade to cut off the aluminum F channel.

Step#6

Secure the panels at the bottom of the board into the aluminum channel. This can be done with a staple or even a 1 inch trim nail(aluminum).

The two panels need to be secured and placed together to have a good and smooth appearance.

How to attach an aluminum F channel to a house corner?

Step#1

Measure the length and shape required for the house corners.

Step#2

Align the miter divider with the aluminum F channel on the v-cut, then secure a sharp end of the board belt using a one-inch aluminum trim nail or staples.

Step#3

After measuring the aluminum F channel, cut it at an angle of 45 degrees to fit the required length for the corner pieces.

Step#4

Bring in the three-sided aluminum F channel. The board should be lined with the miter divider to get a perfect estimated appearance.

 Attaching the aluminum channel at a corner

Attaching the aluminum channel at a corner

How To Install T Nuts In Aluminum Channel?

T nuts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, but they all serve the purpose of being held in a fixed position despite the orientation of the aluminum channel.

  • Drop-in t-nut.
  • Slide-in t-nut.
  • Roll-in t-nut.
  • Self-aligning t-nut.

Different types of T-nuts

Different types of T-nuts

Follow the process below to install t-nuts in an aluminum channel:

  • Drop-in t-nut:

You can install a drop-in t-nut by simply dropping the t-nut in the open space in the aluminum channel.

Next, you lock the t-nut to the channel by twisting it to lock it.

A drop-in T-nut

 A drop-in T-nut

  • Slide-in t-nut:

As the name suggests, you slide-in the t-nut from the side of the aluminum channel to install it.

Next, insert the nut and tighten it to hold it in place.

Slide-in T-nut

Slide-in T-nut

  • Roll-in T-nut:

As the name suggests, this type of t-nut is rolled into the open channel.

 Roll-in T-nut

 Roll-in T-nut

  • Self-aligning T-nut:

The self-aligning t-nut slides into the open channel just like the slide-in t-nut.

But the self-aligning t-nut helps fill any open spaces around it.

How To Install Led Strip Light Aluminum Channel?

Follow the steps below to install led strip lights in an aluminum channel:

  • you can start by cutting the aluminum channel to fit your space.
  • Next, you measure and cut the LED strip lights to fit the length of the aluminum channel.
  • Next, you peel the protective paper from the LED strip light to expose the adhesive layer.
  • Next, place the adhesive layer on the channel to stick them together.
  • Next, pass the tail wires through the hole in the end caps of the aluminum channel.
  • Finally, you can close the aluminum channel with a diffuser.

A diffuser

A diffuser

Now, your LED strip light is ready for use.

LED strip light aluminum channel

 LED strip light aluminum channel

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