Different forms of aluminum – aluminum rods

Aluminum rod is a kind of aluminum product. The melting and casting of aluminum rod includes melting, purification, impurity removal, degassing, slag removal and casting process. According to the different metal elements contained in aluminum rods, aluminum rods can be divided into eight different types: 1000 series aluminum rods, 2000 series aluminum rods, 3000 series aluminum rods… 8000 series aluminum rods, different series of aluminum rods, there will also be different uses. According to its appearance, it can be divided into: round aluminum rod, square aluminum rod, hexagonal aluminum rod, etc.


Formation of aluminum rods/bar

The formation of aluminum rods is about three steps, batching, smelting, and casting. According to production needs, calculate and match different alloy components and various raw materials; then put the matched materials into the furnace to melt; finally, the refined aluminum liquid is forged into different shapes of aluminum rods.

Application of aluminum bar/rods

Depending on the elements contained in the aluminum rod, there are also different applications for the aluminum rod:


1000 series: This series has the highest aluminum content. Because it does not contain other elements, its production process is relatively simple and the production cost is relatively low. It is used to make various hoses, fireworks powder, welding parts, wires, etc.

2000 series: This series has the highest copper content and the highest hardness. It belongs to aviation aluminum, which is not common in general industry and is used for aircraft components, screw components, rivets, etc.

3000 series: This series of manganese is the main element and has good anti-rust function. It is often used as the composition of downspouts, room dividers, baffles, kitchenware, food and chemical products.

4000 series: This series has high silicon content, so its wear resistance is good, and it is often used as machine parts, forging materials, etc., with low melting point, and is used as welding material.

5000 series: The main element of this series is magnesium, which is the most commonly used aluminum rod material in life. It has high ductility and is used to make rods, heterosexual materials and wires. It has good corrosion resistance and is used for ships, automobiles, Welded parts of aircraft, etc.

6000 series: This series contains two elements, magnesium and silicon. It is a combination of the characteristics of 4000 series and 5000 series. Therefore, it has good corrosion resistance and wear resistance. It is used for automobile bodies, TV antennas, machine parts, and welded structures. Extruded materials, etc.

7000 series: This series mainly contains zinc element, which is also known as aerospace material. It is a super-hard aluminum alloy, but it basically depends on imports, and my country’s process technology needs to be improved.

8000 Series: Most applications are aluminum foil.

According to different needs in life, aluminum rods are made into more targeted materials. It can be seen that aluminum materials are more and more applied, created and explored.

Post time: Feb-25-2022