Tips for Building Aluminum Framing Systems
The video” How To Build Anything with Aluminum Extrusion (by Bosch Rexroth)” makes a strong case that aluminum framing systems are intelligent options for various projects. Using them not only reduces the cost of a project but can also improve the durability and longevity of a building. Here are some tips to help you get started on making your next project an aluminum one.
The first thing to look for when planning your framing system is the need to be able to keep the base material from buckling under compressive loads. This is especially true when you design a structure that will hold up a lot of weight, such as a flooring system.
Secondly, consider cutting the aluminum extrusions to length before you assemble your framing components. This will allow you to play around with different configurations and stop before you go over your optimal bend length.
When working with aluminum framing systems, consider how much and what type of fasteners you will be using. When working with aluminum framing components, you will find yourself using a lot of threaded fasteners and nuts. The best way to fasten the extrusions together is to do it after you bend them so that you can fit the pieces together without interference from the fasteners.
Because you can form the aluminum materials in various ways, there are many possibilities for how you can configure your aluminum framing systems. The key is to keep all your pieces squared up and straight when you are building so that your finished framework will stand up evenly and strong.