Aluminum has become an increasingly important material in many different industries. This includes the production of parts and components in the aerospace and automotive industries as well as in the manufacturing of processing equipment, HVAC systems, and for construction projects.
One of the benefits of aluminum is the high strength to weight ratio combined with the natural corrosion resistance and durability of this alloy. Additionally, the use of aluminum sheet and structural material is a “green building” material as it largely from recycled materials and will be fully recyclable in the future.
Finding a reliable, dependable and specialized aluminum sheet supplier will be important for a company. A top supplier will be an asset to your business and provide the quality, quantity and delivery options in aluminum sheet to match the needs of your business.
Specialized Rather Than General Metal Suppliers
While aluminum is a durable material, working with a specialized aluminum sheet supplier rather than a general metal distribution center does have advantages. The specialized suppliers will ensure the aluminum sheeting is stored, loaded and transported to maintain the quality of the sheet.
In addition, the aluminum sheet supplier may also be able to provide value-added services. This can include laser cutting, shearing to specifications and even leveling lines with the ability to provide oil-free aluminum sheets with or without PVC. The PVC is ideal for laser cutting applications.
Next Day and JIT Deliveries
Many companies specializing in metal sheeting can ship aluminum and other metal sheets using next day delivery for in-stock items. Specialty or custom aluminum sheet will have a slightly longer turnaround period, but even this can be days shorter than a general metal supplier can provide.
JIT deliveries help companies to reduce the need for in-house inventory storage while ensuring the raw material or the cut parts and components are delivered to the specifications of their customers.