Which Metal? Steel Or Aluminum

Which Metal? Steel Or Aluminum

We use aluminum or steel for bodies of the robot.
In this article I will examine the two materials.

Aluminum Advantages

  • Easy to work
  • Light

Disadvantages

  • Not for welding, for welding some special systems needed (TIG welding).
  • Aliminum Laser cutting is harder than other metals.
  • Not resistant to big impacts. It can bend.
  • Tapped holes can be easily stripped.

Steel Advantages

  • Hard
  • Easily weld (It’s big advantage)

Disadvantages

  • Heavy
  • Harder drilling when compared with aluminum.

 

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