Aluminum channels are constructed using a vertical web with top and bottom flanges at a 90 degree angle to the web, creating a sort of U-shaped channel. Inside radius corners provide additional support to the structure, further increasing the strength of the material.
The high strength and high heat properties of aluminum make it a well-suited material for use in electronics, machinery, electrical enclosures and structural applications. Due to its corrosion resistance, aluminum channel is used for exposed and weathered housings, as well as in window and door frames for vehicles and buildings.
Steel offers 6061 aluminum channel in a variety of sizes and lengths.