FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HM strives to serve complete satisfaction to its customers. This is why we have come up with a few questions that our customers frequently ask. Through these Frequently Asked Questions, we are trying our best to locate the right information about Aluminium alloys you need. Scroll through the list of queries below and get your mind cleared from all the doubts before making any purchase.
We are an Aluminium sheet supplier and provide plain Aluminium sheet metal, Aluminium chequered plate, stucco Aluminium sheet metal, perforated sheet metal in Aluminium, GI & Stainless steel, marine grade Aluminium sheet metal, and other products.
Generally, alloy 1100 is widely used for most general purpose Aluminium work. It comes with good corrosion resistance and workability property. However, you should consider the purpose of your project first to decide which Aluminium you should use. We stock a whole range of alloys and tempers, get in touch with us if you need help picking the right alloy for your project.
Yes, we can perforate any design shared by you and are providing perforating services for sheet metals in Galvanized Iron Sheet, stainless steel and Aluminium that you can choose according to your needs and application purposes.
You will have to purchase the entire sheet from us, however we can assist you with getting it cut to any size you require.
We are operating in the UAE where we work as a leading Aluminium supplier. You can visit us in Dubai and Sharjah during working hours.
Based out of UAE which is one of the logistics hubs of the world we are able to ship items Aluminium sheets of excellent quality worldwide. You can contact our customer support team to get more updates.
Rarely do we have a product go out of stock at HM. If in case you don’t find any product in stock, we can arrange the items from mills, the lead time for this depends on your requirements in terms of alloy, size and quantity.
We stock with us sheets that are of anodized quality that have been manufactured using a special process just to ensure a superior quality surface finish when anodized. Please get it touch with us with your requirements and we will surely quote you for anodizing.
Anodizing, powder coating, and liquid paint are the three most common types of surface finishes for Aluminium.
Powder coating is used to prepare Aluminium surface in which finely ground dry paint film is used for electrostatic applications. The powder is melted due to subsequent heat of this film.
Anodized finishes can be applied to certain Aluminium alloys only. However, powder coating is a highly versatile Aluminium surface treatment option. The right process for you depends on your desired surface finish.
The best way to protect Aluminium is by storing in indoors in a dry area. Aluminium is easily scratched when handled as it is a relatively soft metal, to prevent this most of the sheets we stock have a protective plastic film applied on the sheet.
For the same sheet size and thickness, alloy 1100 is generally the cheapest grade of Aluminium
Alloy 6082 & 7075 are some of the strongest commercially available Aluminium alloys.
Aluminium contains no iron and it can’t actually rust without iron. However, Aluminium does oxidize and a film of Aluminium oxide forms quickly on it when the alloy is exposed to water.
Taking care of Aluminium is never complicated. You need to store it indoor in a cool, dry, contaminant, and dust-free area. Be sure not to store Aluminium with other materials.
Acids and bases will cause Aluminium to corrod as they break down the oxide layer. Additionally, if your application is in a marine/offshore enviornment a suitable alloy of Aluminium must be used. Long exposure to water will also cause corrosion in the form of staining
Most of the sheets we stock have stencil marking on it with identifiying marks that tally with the mill test certificate. Some customers also get the sheets checked with a spectrometer at a private test lab.
Aluminium alloy 1100 is the softest alloy that we hold in our stock.
Vinegar is acidic in nature and can harm Aluminium. If you allow the vinegar to sit on Aluminium surface for an extended period of time, it can further damage and cause corrosion to it.