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Advantages of T-slot Aluminum Proles
Moving on from the T-slot concept, let's consider the benets of aluminum. There are several advantages to T-slot aluminum proles. Take a look at the graphic below to learn how 80/20 proles stack up against steel. Also keep in mind, all 80/20 proles come standard with a clear anodize which helps prevent oxidation and corrosion while providing a matte nish.
Aluminum vs Steel
Think about the fact that, volume for volume, aluminum is one third the weight of iron, steel, copper or brass. Yet it has yield strength of 35,000 psi, which means it is comparable to A36 steel carbon (frequently used in applications such as equipment and machinery supports as well as building frames). Furthermore, aluminum is resilient and can ex under loads or reshape itself after the shock of impact.
MODULAR DESIGN WEIGHS LESS THAN STEEL NO WELDING REQUIRED COSTS LESS THAN STEEL STRENGTH SIMILAR TO STEEL MACHINING NOT REQUIRED CORROSION RESISTANT ONE FIXED DESIGN MORE TIME INVESTED WELDING REQUIRED INCREASED EXPENSES REQUIRES SKILLED LABOR MACHINING REQUIRED NEEDS PAINT & PRIMER