Aluminium profiles in transport industry
It cannot go unnoticed that aluminium is much more safer for the environment as it can be almost 100% recycled. The manufacture of aluminium profiles for various types of vehicles makes them significantly lighter. Thus, fuel consumption is decreased, which translates to lower CO2 emission to the atmosphere. Requirements introduced by the European Union concerning greenhouse gases are very strict. The use of aluminium in the production facilitates the observance of regulations and the avoidance of consequences connected with imposing possible penalties.
Aluminium in automotive
Since the 70s of the 20th century, the automotive industry started to be actively interested in aluminium. It was due to its benefits, such as large mechanical strength or resistance to operational and corrosion wear. In modern constructions of passenger cars and trucks, mostly aluminium alloys with silicon, manganese, copper and magnesium are used. It was also noticed that aluminium profiles bend in a smooth and foreseeable manner, thanks to which they absorb energy which could be accumulated on passengers. Final extrudes aluminium profiles used for the manufacture of trucks and passenger cars, such as: side boards, body of trucks and delivery trucks, cargo assembly systems, hinges, ramps, and loading platforms. The role of aluminium in automotive will increase by year and will give the automotive engineers new conceptual possibilities.
Aluminium in public transport
Optimum solutions, which ensure savings and guarantee high level of safety, are especially valued in the case of public transport (railway, subway, municipal buses). Aluminium profiles of Final S.A. are used in railway transport usually for the production of railway carriages (body) and to finish interiors. They are also used in seats, luggage shelves and window frames. Plasticity of aluminium, which makes it easy to shape, allows for introducing new solutions connected with machining or railway carriages connection. Light materials which maintain technological and ecological standards are also used for the construction of subway carriages. Our aluminium profiles used in subway carriages will allow for lower energy consumption and will decrease the weight of the entire structure by even 20%.
Aluminium in water transport
Another branch of industry in which aluminium features are used is shipyard. This sector pays special attention to high corrosion resistance of various aluminium alloys. Most common connection of minerals is aluminium with the addition of magnesium, which is additionally characterized by its easy machining. Usually, appropriately made aluminium profiles are used in the construction of the shell of vessels, boards, superstructures, posts, hatches covers, stairs, and breakwaters.