Aluminum, the most abundant metal on earth and the most recyclable material. There is Suhang Metal presents the art of aluminum. With its incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio and infinite malleability, aluminum is the ideal material for the creation of thousands of products today. But where does aluminum come from?
Aluminum is first excavated from the ground as bauxite. The alumina contains the reddish bauxite ore which is chemically separated and filtered and from this we can get fine and wide alumina powder. Converting alumina to molten aluminum requires a vast amount of energy via a process called electrolysis. Then the molten aluminum is alloyed and cast into the raw material used for extrusion.
Using precision electrical discharge machining, the aluminum billets can be made into the extruded product in cookie cutter shape.
The aluminum billets are heated to three-quarters of its melting point and then the hydraulic extrusion press pushes the billets through the heated die from which we can get a continuous extruded product in the shape of the die. These extruded lengths are straightened by slightly stretching them. The extrusions are placed in a bin and put into a large tempering oven for approximately eight hours. After the extrusions cool off, they can be further processed by any combination of milling, brushing, buffing, anodizing or painting. The final product is packaged to each customer’s unique specifications and ship for use all over the world.
Once aluminum products have served their purpose, they can be recycled and put through the process all over again and recycled aluminum uses up to 95％less energy and what’s required for primary aluminum production. Today recycling accounts for 30％ of the aluminum production process.
With aluminum you can make almost anything. Suhang Metal helps companies all over the world creating the specific aluminum shapes they need for their business and we have the design and production resources to solve just about any problems our customers face, moreover, from initial consultation to final production and delivery , our customers are connected to the people at Suhang Metal every step of the way. We call it the art of aluminum.