Aluminum Hinge Alternatives to Steel From H.A. Guden Co., Inc.

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With the price of steel rising at unprecedented rates, aluminum can be an attractive alternative in many design applications. The cost of all metals has been increasing, but mild steel prices are moving up at a substantially higher rate than aluminum and stainless steel. Aluminum is typically used as a less expensive alternative to stainless steel in applications that call for corrosion resistance and/or lighter weight. But in today's marketplace, with plain steel and plating costs going up so fast, aluminum can be competitive to steel too, especially when corrosion protection is required.

With the price of steel rising at unprecedented rates, aluminum can be an attractive alternative in many design applications. The cost of all metals has been increasing, but mild steel prices are moving up at a substantially higher rate than aluminum and stainless steel. Aluminum is typically used as a less expensive alternative to stainless steel in applications that call for corrosion resistance and/or lighter weight. But in today's marketplace, with plain steel and plating costs going up so fast, aluminum can be competitive to steel too, especially when corrosion protection is required.

Recognizing the value of using aluminum in this economic environment, H.A. Guden Co., Inc. has introduced a new, lower cost line of aluminum continuous hinges. Guden's new AL Series aluminum hinges are made of 3003 Series alloy and are stocked in various widths in .040, .050 and .060 inch leaf thicknesses with .50 inch knuckles. This commercial strength alloy is considerably less expensive than Guden's type-5052 hinge and can be used for most standard applications. In addition, due to its softer properties, it is a more desirable alloy for hinges being machined or put through secondary processes.

For applications requiring more strength and durability, Guden also offers 5052 alloy AA Series aluminum hinges. In military applications, which are in high demand and not always easy to find, Guden stocks a tremendous amount of Mil-Spec continuous aluminum hinges, including the MS20001, MS20257, and A-A-55500 series.

Technical drawings, purchasing, and immediate delivery are all available by phone, fax, and online at http://www.guden.com.

Established in 1920, Guden is an ISO 9000:2000 Registered Company. For more information, contact H. A. Guden Co., Inc., 99 Raynor Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6634,
800-344-6437, fax: 631-737-2933, info @ guden.com, http://www.guden.com.

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