Aluminum is one of the most common used material in CNC machining. As we know, in machining world, there’s plenty of materials for us to choose, such as stain steel, brass, copper, plastic, etc. However, aluminum is perhaps the ideal choice for you.
Good Machinability and Formability
When it comes to CNC machining, you will find many complex parts with unique shape are made of aluminum. One of the big advantage of aluminum is its softness, much softer than steel, for example, which means you can cut it easily and quickly. In addition, Aluminum has good formability, you can create any shape you need and realize mechanized or automatic production, especially suitable for mass production.
There's another big advantage about aluminum is because it has more acceptable price than other materials. For instance, you can get aluminum with lower price than you get zinc or copper. You may say its generally higher than steel, however, it will take more time to machine steel than aluminum. Aluminum can always save you a lot of time.
Easy to Recycle
Aluminum can be one of the most recyclable materials. It can be reused in products after its primary production. Recycling aluminum only need about 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium. The benefit with respect to emissions of carbon dioxide depends on the type of energy used.
Aluminum also have many other good qualities such as durability, non-toxic, high strength & hardness, high precision, high material utilization and high reflectivity and resistance to corrosion. To sum up, with so many advantages over other materials, CNC aluminum can be your best choice!