Are T-Slotted Aluminum Frames Right For You

Choosing a material for your building is one of the most important decisions you will make. In addition to its structural properties, it must be friendly to design and construction. Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing from Minitec USA, the industry leader in aluminum extrusion technology, offers many benefits that can help make your project successful.

Interlocking System

The Minitec Interlocking System of T-slotted aluminum framing is a unique, patented design that allows quick installation and alignment. The system includes two components: a base channel used to assemble each floor or roof panel and a top channel used for horizontal support throughout the building. All the channels have an extended flange with triangular teeth. The top and base channels interlock with each other when the teeth on one slide into an undercut groove along the bottom or up into a T-slot along the top of the opposing channel. The system provides a strong, integral connection during installation and for all subsequent construction phases. In contrast to traditional framing methods, Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing is fast and easy to install, saving time and money.

Resistance to Corrosion and Effects of Moisture

T-slotted aluminum framing from Minitec USA will not rust or corrode. This makes it particularly suited for many marine applications. The aluminum alloy meets the requirements for Type III weathering per ASTM B-117. The unique extrusion process and anodized finish provide a durable, attractive solution for many building projects.

Use in Wide Range of Temperatures

Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing can be used in wide temperature ranges, from -40°F to 180°F (-40°C to 82°C). Minitec USA offers a line of products designed for cold weather applications.

Weather Resistance

Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing has high resistance to natural weather conditions. It will not swell, shrink or warp at normal temperature ranges because the extrusion process ensures that dimensional tolerances are extremely tight. Minitec aluminum framing is compatible with the most common types of roofing materials, including cellular PVC, rubber membrane and EPDM.

Building Codes Compliance

Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing meets or exceeds both AISC and IRC requirements for allowable stress levels. It complies with local building codes in all 50 states of the United States of America.

Weight and Cost Savings

The weight of Minitec T-Slotted Aluminum Framing is 60% less than steel, which reduces shipping costs. The cost is typically lower than wood since Minitec USA does not require special treatments or painting that some other aluminum framing manufacturers do. Unpainted channels can be purchased for reduced prices and colors are available.

At Minitec USA, we strive to meet the needs of all customers by offering a full line of aluminum framing products that include other T-slot profiles, accessories, and cold weather components. We can also develop custom manufacturing solutions for your unique project requirements. Additional information about Minitec Aluminum Framing Systems is available on our website, you can also contact us to speak to a design representative that will be happy to assist you in customizing your Minitec Profile System including size, shape, color, and finish. Get started today and make your business more efficient!

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