Aluminium panel sheets supply is rising with evolution in construction techniques. Metal composite panels are new gen construction materials which are preferred over traditional construction materials like stone, tiles, paint etc owing to certain advantages that it offers viz. Minimum dead weight, low maintenance, and long life to the building.
The process of designing these panels is mainly subjected to geometrical sizes of building and local wind load etc. Following are some processing methods for the installation of aluminium panel sheets:
- Saw Cutting – Vertical panel saws of good quality should be used to cut the panels as per requirement. For straight line cutting, portable circular saws equipped with system of guides should be used.
- Shearing – Shear cutting can be used for sizing a large number of panels. Some shear drop may be observed at the cutting edge.
- Grooving Hand operated router machine – These tools are available in the market and are used for wood processing. If they are equipped with special special routing bits-carbide tips cutter – the hand operated router can be used for limited number of processes.
- Circular Routing Blades and Router Bits – The supplier of vertical panel saw offers special circular blades for routing process of aluminium composite panels.
- Bending – Grooved aluminium composite panels can be bent with jig, press brake or plate punch.
- Fastening / Riveting & Bolting – Aluminium panels can be fastened together or joined to aluminium extruded elements with rivets which are quite common to aluminium constructions work. Blind or pop rivets have the advantages of reducing labour cost and they easy to install.
- Welding – Aluminium panel edges can be joined by welding the core with the help of Hot Jet Gun.
It is very important to use good quality aluminium composite panels while designing interiors and exteriors to ensure leveraging its full and long term benefits. Since, these panels are now available in various colours, textures, and finishes; you get best of both i.e. aesthetics as well as quality.