Metal angles are used for various applications, including framing, bracing, supporting shelves, corner guards, wall guards, and as structural components in construction, to name a few.
Metal angles are available in various materials, with the most common being stainless steel and aluminium, each offering unique properties for different projects.
The choice between steel and aluminium angles depends on the specific requirements of your project and the characteristics you prioritise. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between steel and aluminium angles:
Strength and Durability: Steel angles are generally stronger and more rigid than aluminium angles, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications or structures that require high load-bearing capacity.
Weight and Ease of Handling: Aluminium angles are significantly lighter than steel angles, which can be advantageous when weight is a critical consideration, such as in aerospace or transportation industries. Cost: aluminium is often more affordable than stainless steel, which may be a deciding factor for budget-conscious projects.
Appearance: Steel angles have a traditional industrial appearance and are commonly used in structural applications. Aluminium angles have a more modern and sleek appearance, making them suitable for both functional and decorative applications.
Corrosion Resistance: Both steel and aluminium angles have excellent corrosion resistance, making them a great choice for outdoor or marine applications where rust or corrosion could be an issue.
Electrical Conductivity: Aluminium is an excellent conductor of electricity, making aluminium angles suitable for electrical applications where conductivity is essential.
Environmental Impact: Aluminium is considered more environmentally friendly as it is easily recyclable and requires less energy during production compared to steel.
Equal metal angles have equal sides, forming a right angle, whilst unequal metal angles have different lengths on each side, creating an L-shaped profile.
Our metal angles come in a range of thicknesses, starting from 0.9 mm and going up to 6 mm or more, depending on the material and application.
Steel angles may require protective coatings to enhance weather resistance, whilst aluminium angles naturally possess excellent corrosion resistance.
Depending on the project, metal angles can be connected using welding, bolts, screws, or other mechanical fastening methods.