Aluminum tubing is as versatile as aluminum itself, with countless use cases across dozens of industries worldwide. One of the most commonly seen aluminum products, aluminum tubing may be polished to a mirror shine or left with a brushed or rolled finish according to the needs of the project in question.
At Polished Metals, our team is able to finish high volumes of aluminum tubing, including square, rectangular, and cylindrical tube shapes. With our strong industry track record and our 50,000 square foot facility, our in-house metal finishing capabilities are second to none. Contact us today to learn why we’re the most trusted supplier of high-quality polished aluminum products.
Why Use Aluminum for Tubing?
Aluminum is a metal that makes sense in many situations, particularly for extruded products such as tubing. Aluminum is among the lightest metals commonly used in industries throughout the world, particularly structural metals. Yet despite its light weight, aluminum is surprisingly strong, and while it’s generally beaten out by metals like steel and bronze for sheer strength, its malleability makes it perfect for formed products like tubing and other extruded items.
In addition to its light weight and malleability, aluminum is also corrosion resistant and quite conductive. Finally, aluminum takes well to a wide variety of finishes, including both mirror and satin finishes. This means aluminum can easily achieve the exact right look for a given space. Learn more about the properties of aluminum here.
Leaders in Polished Aluminum Tubing
Aluminum is very malleable and is readily formed into a wide variety of shapes and products. When it comes to tubing, this means that aluminum may take on one of several different shapes according to the demands of the various projects that may use this product. At Polished Metals, our team processes high volumes of aluminum tubing in a variety of shapes, including:
- Round/Cylindrical Aluminum Tubing
- Square Aluminum Tubing
- Rectangular Aluminum Tubing
Our aluminum tubing can be polished in a wide variety of finishes, from high mirror shines to suit design forward projects to satin and matte finishes for a more subdued appearance with lower maintenance demands.
As a leading metal finishing company, we can also provide custom finishes and work with a wide range of unique shapes and specifications. If you have custom aluminum finishing needs, please reach out to our team!
Industries and Use Cases
Polished aluminum tubing is commonly used in many industries worldwide. As aluminum is an extremely versatile material with excellent malleability and forming characteristics, aluminum tubing may be used in projects as varied as architecture, machinery, artwork, and more. Some of the use cases we regularly see include:
- Architecture and Design – Tubes may be seen in architectural and construction projects as structural supports, including for columns and beams. However, aluminum’s light weight and ability to hold a high mirror polish makes it perfect for decorative elements, including both exterior and interior design features.
- Hydraulics and Machinery – Tubes of all metals are commonly used in hydraulic systems and as key structural components of machinery. With its lightweight properties, aluminum is particularly effective in machinery and manufactured goods where weight may be a concern.
- Food Production & Service – Various products and finishes of aluminum are often used in both the food service industry (i.e. restaurants) as well as in distilleries and wineries.
Reach Out to Polished Metals Today!
Polished Metals is known throughout the world for our best-in-class metal finishing services. Our expansive inventory of metal types, the quality and consistency of our finishes, and the level of customer service from order to delivery is unsurpassed in the industry.
With decades of experience, robust in-house finishing capabilities, and a commitment to superior craftsmanship and quality, you know you are working with the best when you work with the Polished Metals team. Request a quote today to get started!
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