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7 Reasons To Choose Aluminum For Geodesic Dome Frames

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Lightweight, corrosion-free, infinitely recyclable and soon to be made using carbon-free smelting technology. Used by Apple, Tesla, Boeing and NASA. Here are 7 great reasons to choose Aluminum for Geodesic Dome Frame building.

  1. Strength
    Pure aluminum is soft enough to carve but, mixed with small amounts of other elements to form alloys, it can provide the strength of steel at only a third to half the weight.
  2. Durability
    Aluminum is tough enough to withstand both the rigors of spaceflight and challenging climatic conditions such as those found in the Arctic and seaside (salty/damp) environments.
  3. Flexibility
    Its physical properties allow aluminum and its alloys to be shaped easily by any of the primary industrial metalworking processes—forging, casting, rolling, or extrusion.
  4. Impermeability
    Aluminum forms a superior barrier for food and beverage packaging by preventing air, water, light, and microorganisms from reaching the contents inside.
  5. Low Weight
    Aluminum can lower vehicle weight, reducing fuel use and emissions; lighten structures’ “dead load”; and in packaging applications shrink the environmental footprint associated with shipping.
  6. Corrosion Resistance
    The metal’s natural aluminum oxide coating provides highly effective protection against degradation from water, salt, air, and temperature variation.
  7. Recyclability
    Once manufactured, aluminum can be recycled repeatedly, using only 5 percent of the energy, and generating only 5 percent of the emissions, associated with primary production.

BONUS: And here’s EKODOME’s reason to use aluminum: it’s pretty!

Take a look out our Geodesic Dome kits to see why our Geodesic Domes are great for many reasons and how they can be used for many purposes. Whether you are looking to build a chicken coop, pool cover, or backyard greenhouse, you can be assured that our geodesic dome frames can meet your needs. Check out our FAQ page to see answers to some common questions.

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