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½’’ Aluminum Rod Stock

1/2 Inch Aluminum Rod
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Pros of Aluminum Lab Equipment

  • Lightweight: Aluminum’s density is one third the density of steel.
  • Strength: Unlike most steel, aluminum does not become brittle at low temperatures.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum is extremely durable in neutral and slightly acidic environments.
  • Non-Magnetic: Aluminum is non-magnetic making it a desirable metal to use when magnetic fields are present.
  • Cost: Compared to stainless steel or fiberglass rods, connectors and other lab lattice pieces, aluminum is cheaper.

Cons of Aluminum Lab Equipment

  • Strength: Aluminum’s strength is severely affected when exposed to temperatures of 100°C and above.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum corrodes at a very high rate in highly acidic and highly basic environments.

Availability of ½’’ Aluminum Rods

Lee Engineering stocks the following lengths of ½’’ diameter aluminum rods:

  • 4’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 12’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 24’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 36’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 48’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 60’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 72’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 84’’ aluminum rods at ½’’ diameter
  • Custom lengths of ½’’ diameter aluminum rods available upon request

½’’ Stainless Steel Rod Stock

1/2 Inch Stainless Steel Rods
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Pros of Stainless Steel Lab Equipment

  • Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel is non-porous.
  • Strength: Stainless steel stays strong at high temperatures where aluminum becomes soft.
  • Cost: Compared to fiberglass, stainless steel lab equipment is cheaper.

Cons of Stainless Steel Lab Equipment

  • Cost: The cost of stainless steel lab equipment is greater than the cost of aluminum lab equipment.
  • Strength: Stainless steel may become brittle at low temperatures.

Availability of ½’’ Stainless Steel Rods

Lee Engineering stocks the following lengths of ½’’ diameter stainless steel rods:

  • 4’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 12’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 24’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 36’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 48’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 60’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 72’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 84’’ stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter
  • Custom lengths of stainless steel rods at ½’’ diameter available upon request

½’’ Fiberglass Rod Stock

1/2 Inch Fiberglass Rods
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Pros of Fiberglass Lab Equipment

  • Strength: Fiberglass lab equipment have excellent heat resistance properties.
  • Chemical Resistance: Fiberglass lab equipment are highly resistance to chemical reactions. Fiberglass is resistant to most acids with the exception of hydrofluoric acid and phosphoric acid.
  • Lightweight: Fiberglass lab equipment is lightweight.
  • Cost: The cost of fiberglass lab equipment is less than the cost of stainless steel lab equipment.

 Cons of Fiberglass Lab Equipment

  • Cost: The cost of fiberglass lab equipment is greater than the cost of aluminum lab equipment.

Availability of ½’’ Aluminum Rods

Lee Engineering stocks the following lengths of ½’’ diameter fiberglass rods:

  • 4’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 12’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 24’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 36’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 48’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 60’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 72’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • 84’’ fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter
  • Custom lengths of fiberglass rods at ½’’ diameter available upon request
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