Aluminium Box Section

Our Aluminium Box Section is extruded in a mixture of grades 6063T6 and 6082T6. Being extruded means that the tubes are truly seamless and are perfectly square, which makes them great for use as straight edges as used by brick layers, builders, plasterers, tilers, block pavers and other tradesmen.


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Aluminium box sections are widely used for their versatility. Manufacturing components in various construction and design fields. Being crafted from aluminium, box sections are known for their strength, while remaining lightweight. Aluminium reacts with air to create aluminium oxide, which is why it has high-level resistance to corrosion. This affords aluminium box tubing a plethora of applications; especially outdoors.

What are Aluminium Box Sections?

Aluminium box sections are hollow and often square or rectangular. They may also be referred to as Aluminium square box sections or Rectangular Tube / Box Section. They have square edge corners to create a uniform finish in all your fabrication projects.

What are the properties of aluminium box sections?

Strength and Durability

Even though aluminium is lightweight, it has a high level of strength. Aluminium is a perfect material for cars, as they can keep the structural integrity of the chassis and make them more eco-friendly.

Corrosion Resistance

Aluminium naturally forms a protective oxide coating, making these sections resistant to corrosion. Moisture can cause serious damage to metal structures. Steel needs certain additives, like chromium, whereas aluminium doesn’t.

Flexibility in Design

The malleability of aluminium allows these sections to be manufactured in various shapes and sizes. It is also easier to flex and bend, which makes them ideal for uses such as finishings.

Manufacturing Process

Starting with the raw metal, Aluminium billets are heated and then forced through a shaped die. This manufacturing process is called extrusion. The extruded aluminium then forms into long sections of the desired shape, such as square or rectangular tubing. This process allows for the production of sections with precise dimensions and fine tolerances.

What are the common uses and applications?

Frame building

In the construction and automotive industries, aluminium box sections are frequently chosen for frame building due to their strength and light weight. These box sections serve as frames for windows, doors, and curtain wall systems. Essentially any areas where structural integrity is crucial.

Structural support

Architects favour aluminium box sections for structural supports due to their aesthetic flexibility and durability. These sections can be integrated into the visible parts of buildings, thanks to aluminium’s natural sleek finish that can be further enhanced through anodising or painting.

Marine applications

Marine environment poses a significant challenge due to its highly corrosive saltwater atmosphere. Aluminium box tubing offers excellent corrosion resistance, making it ideal for marine applications such as rails, framing for boats, docks, and waterfront structures.

What Kinds of Aluminium Box Sections do 1st Choice Metals Sell?

1st Choice Metals offers a variety of aluminium box sections, catering to different needs and specifications. Our inventory includes a range of sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your projects.

Why Choose 1st Choice Metals?

Choosing 1st Choice Metals for aluminium box sections means selecting a supplier committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Aluminium box sections from 1st Choice Metals offer a combination of durability and versatility, making them an excellent choice for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. There are uses for aluminium box sections across many industries; such as construction and manufacturing, and we pride ourselves on finding the right solution for you.