Aluminum circles are widely used in electronic instrument components, daily chemical products, medical equipment, literature and education and auto parts, household appliances, thermal insulation equipment, machinery manufacturing, automotive, molds, construction, printing and many other industries, it is one of the largest amount of aluminum alloy sheet and strip deep processing products. Yongsheng aluminum circles are mostly used in cooking utensils, lighting, hardware, etc. It is one of the products with the largest amount of aluminum alloy deep processing. Our company’s signature aluminum circles include 1050 aluminum circle/1060 aluminum circle/3003 aluminum circle/3105 aluminum circle. This article will give you a detailed introduction to the production process of aluminum discs, help you quickly identify high-quality aluminum circles, how to find the best aluminum circles manufacturer, and protect the surface of aluminum circles discs.
What Is The Process Of Producing Aluminum Circle?
Aluminum circle are a kind of commonly used aluminum material, which is widely used in industrial production and daily life. Here are the detailed steps about making aluminum discs.
Step 1: Aluminum Material Selection
First of all, you need to choose a suitable aluminum material. The selection of aluminum should take into account the purity and chemical composition of the material. High purity aluminum has better processing performance and corrosion resistance.
Step 2: Material Cutting
Cutting is performed on the selected aluminum material to prepare aluminum sheets of appropriate size and shape. Cutting can be done using traditional mechanical cutting methods such as sawing and shearing. Of course, in modern industry, cutting can also be done using high technology means such as lasers.
Step 3: Heat Treatment of Aluminum Discs
In order to improve the hardness and strength of aluminum discs, heat treatment can also be carried out. Heat treatment refers to the process of heating and cooling, so that the grain structure of the aluminum sheet changes, so as to achieve the predetermined hardening effect. Specific heat treatment methods include aging treatment, solid solution treatment and so on.
Step 4: Aluminum circle surface treatment
In order to improve the surface quality of aluminum discs, surface treatment can be carried out. This includes mechanical polishing, chemical treatment or electrochemical treatment. Mechanical polishing can eliminate surface burrs, depressions and unevenness. Chemical or electrochemical treatment can increase the corrosion resistance of aluminum circle and improve the durability of aluminum circles.
Step 5: Aluminum Disc Forming
Aluminum sheet that has been heat- and surface-treated is placed in a die and stamped into a disc shape under pressure. It is possible to modify the disc’s diameter and thickness to suit particular requirements. By applying mechanical or hydraulic stress to a metal material and stamping or forming it into a mold, the metal material deforms plastically and fills the mold.
Step 6: Handling and Processing of Aluminum Discs
Aluminum discs are further treated and processed through cold or hot stamping methods. Processing can include the adjustment of machined shapes, such as cutting, drilling, punching, etc. Processing can be precision machining and customized according to actual needs, such as machining, grinding, welding, etc.
Step 7: Surface Treatment and Inspection
Finally, the treated and processed aluminum discs need to undergo surface treatment and quality inspection. Surface treatment can further improve the appearance and texture of aluminum circle, such as spraying, anodizing, etc.. Quality inspection can include the inspection of appearance quality, dimensional accuracy, hardness and other indexes to ensure that the quality of aluminum discs is up to standard.
How To Identify The Quality Of Aluminum Circle?
- Observe the color of the product
Aluminum metal itself with the color is silver-white and has a high light reflectivity, manufacturers if the raw materials used in the production of high purity aluminum ingots, then the production of aluminum discs will inherit the characteristics of the color of aluminum metal, not only the surface has a strong reflection of the light, but also a very good-looking silver-white. Therefore, you can judge the quality of aluminum discs through the surface color to observe, if the surface color is dull, it means that the purity of the aluminum ingot used to produce products is not enough.
- Observe the surface condition
Reputable manufacturers will use advanced technology in the production of aluminum circles, so the surface of the product is very delicate and smooth, the surface usually does not appear uneven color, and there will be no pockmarks and pits. Therefore, you can also judge whether the quality is reliable by carefully observing the condition of the product surface.
- Observe the appearance of flatness
Since aluminum circles are often used to make all kinds of decorations, if the appearance is not good, it will affect the quality of the decorations, so its appearance is also an important indicator to judge the quality. Generally speaking, the surface of aluminum discs produced by advanced technology and equipment will be very flat, and will not be protruding in some places and sinking in others.
Where Can You Find The Best Aluminum Circle Manufacturers?
The first thing to consider when choosing an aluminum circle is the use. The use determines whether to buy hot-rolled or cast-rolled materials. Cast-rolled materials are mainly used for molds. Hot-rolled materials have a high elongation rate and are suitable for stamping and stretching processes. Secondly, whether the product specifications meet their own procurement standards, usually the thickness range of aluminum discs is 0.3-6.0mm, and the diameter range is 10-3000mm. Due to different equipment and processes, each enterprise can manufacture different specifications, the following for you to introduce the raw material type of aluminum discs in Henan Province, Yongsheng Aluminum Company, specifications, status, and delivery period.
- Alloy: 1000/3000/5000/6000 series
- Temper: O, H12, H14, H16, H18, H24, H32, etc
- Specification: Thickness: 0.13-6.5mm; Diameter: 50mm-1600mm
- Material type: Hot rolled, cast rolled
- Material Process: DC/CC
- Surface treatment: Mill finish, coated, anodized, mirror, embossed, checkered, etc.
- Delivery time: Ready stock: 7-10 days; futuregoods: 15-30 days.
How To Protect An Aluminum Circle Sheet‘s Surface?
Cleaning the surface: You can use a mild detergent or special aluminum cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse well with water and allow to dry completely.
Apply protective coatings: Apply protective coatings such as clear varnish, clear epoxy or clear polyurethane coatings. These coatings form a barrier between the aluminum surface and the environment, preventing oxidation, corrosion and scratches.
Apply protective film: Apply protective film or paper made of plastic or vinyl to ensure temporary protection during transportation, storage or manufacturing. Алюминий Yongsheng generally adopts the method of surface endowment paper, and adopts impact resistant cotton to provide protection for aluminum discs during the packaging process to avoid scratches and oxidation during the transportation process.
Avoid using abrasive materials: When cleaning or handling aluminum circles, avoid using abrasive materials such as steel wool or rough brushes, as they will scratch or damage the surface. A soft cloth, non-abrasive sponge or soft bristle brush should be used.
Prevent contact with corrosive substances: Avoid exposing aluminum discs to corrosive substances such as acids, alkalis or strong solvents as they can damage the surface. If accidental contact occurs, clean the affected area immediately with water and a mild detergent.
Proper storage: Store aluminum discs in a clean, dry environment when not in use. Avoid storing in areas of high humidity or extreme temperatures, as these conditions can accelerate corrosion.