Aluminium Alloy: 5 Benefits of This Mind-blowing Metal

Aluminium Alloy: 5 Benefits of This Mind-blowing Metal

April 02, 2022

smart laundry system in a kitchen

What do you know about aluminium alloy?

Why is this metal such a popular material for many household furniture and appliances?

In this article, we take a look at some common benefits of using aluminium alloy, which may give you a greater understanding of why we’ve chosen it for our smart laundry systems.

What Is Aluminium Alloy?

Aluminium alloy is a lightweight metal that is much lighter than stainless steel.

Its strength is adjustable by using different alloying components to deliver improved benefits like better strength or formability.

Known to be incredibly versatile, flexible, and robust, it is experiencing growing popularity in its use.

What Are the Benefits of Aluminium Alloy?

Today, many tools and products make use of aluminium alloy. Here are some of the common advantages of using this metal:

Good for Metal and You

This metal is resistant to rust. Rust doesn’t just look unsightly, it’s also harmful to metal objects and possibly to your health as well.

For example, it can breed tetanus bacteria that can cause it to enter your bloodstream if your skin comes into contact with rusty metal. Rust damages your metallic items by weakening and corroding them.

This can also cause other metals to bind together, like nuts, bolts, and even moving parts. When this happens, it can make your tools useless.

Light and Easy to Use

Aluminium is ⅓ the weight of steel, which means that it is very light and easy to use. You can enhance its strength and adaptability by implementing other types of alloying elements.

This is one reason why it's so popular for use in different ways, like kitchen fitting and vehicle panelling.

Environmentally Friendly

Aluminium is good for the environment! It is 100% recyclable and it keeps all of its properties during the recycling process. Therefore, it makes more sense to use recycled metal during production for cost savings.

Non-toxic and Safe

If you’re concerned about your health and that of your loved ones, be assured that aluminium alloy is non-toxic and safe for use.

Even though it has a thickness of just 0.007m, it is impermeable, odourless, and tasteless. In fact, it is frequently used to package food products.

Greater Protection Against Fires

Fires happen considerably often in Singapore because of various reasons - from exploding Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) to gas leaks and more. Adding more household products that catch and spread the flames don’t help.

Aluminium doesn’t burn and is categorised as a non-combustible (material that doesn’t burn if exposed to fire) construction material. However, it may melt if temperatures reach 600-650°C, but it will not release harmful gases even if so.

Aluminium Alloy for GoodWife Smart Laundry Systems

At this point, you should have an idea of why we use this amazing metal to create our smart laundry systems!

The frames are constructed from strong aluminium alloy for a smooth and steady descent and ascent. In addition, we also use a stainless steel wire rope made of 304 stainless steel.

This allows our smart laundry systems to be able to manage up to 40kg of laundry load when in motion and 120kg when still. Expect outstanding build quality that will last you for many years to come!