Origin of the manufacture of metal furniture accessories

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Metal furniture accessories production

Furniture and furniture accessories are made by combining different plates and accessories, which can be welded, screwed, riveted, etc.


In addition, unlike wood, metal can be customized to any size of sofas, tables, chairs, coffee tables, screens, etc. Various plates, plastics, plates, solid tubes of a certain size can be bent, bent, folded or combined.


In addition to being easy to produce, furniture accessories made entirely of metal, especially aluminum alloys, are often the first choice in outdoor or public areas where corrosion resistance and impact requirements are relatively high; in aircraft or high-rise buildings where lightweight is important, and in filing cabinets where fire protection is required.


Before the widespread use of plywood and plastic, metal was widely used. In the second half of the 20th century, designers bent various metals to obtain unique shapes. Today, furniture made entirely of metal (chair legs, table legs, cabinets, sofa legs) is often preferred in homes, schools, hospitals, dining areas and various workplaces


A piece of furniture can be made by assembling materials of different or the same material. According to the production method, it can be divided into: for example, body sofa legs, aluminum alloy chairs, stainless steel plate cabinets, metal dining tables, etc.



Iron furniture

Until the use of iron pipes in the 1900s, furniture using iron, such as sofas, TV cabinets, cabinets, boxes, valuables boxes, fireplace blades, were mostly made of metal. From the early 1800s, a large number of iron garden furniture with decorations were made using the cast iron method.


In this period when industrialization began, garden furniture such as banks, post offices and lighting elements were made of cast iron and covered with relief decorations and paint.


Today, iron furniture is not very popular indoors due to its limited use due to its heavy weight, which makes the production mainly appear in the form of baskets or decorations.


Aluminum alloy furniture

Aluminum alloy was discovered in the first half of the 19th century and used in the second half. Compared with iron, steel and copper, aluminum has a very light weight density, is non-oxidizable and soft, so the weight density of aluminum adds value because it can be formed without heating. The development of aluminum casting technology and its widespread application in furniture production began in the 1950s. During this period, aluminum castings were mainly used for furniture leg support parts or furniture frames.


Over the past 20 years, the production of single-piece cast aluminum furniture has become quite common. Some aluminum casting furniture is combined with plastic to produce furniture, which shows the freedom of aluminum and plastic molding.


Since aluminum is a light and soft material, the casting method is often used to prepare durable furniture frames.


With extrusion, more elegant and thinner furniture can be produced.


With aluminum, the weight of the chair is reduced by 25%. Only 1/3 of steel and iron, no more than 1/3 of copper and its alloys, 1/4 of silver and lead. The natural aluminum oxide layer is corrosion-resistant.


The natural protective layer of aluminum can be enhanced by anodizing process, and it can also be colored with different paint agents. This process is for better protection of aluminum furniture from chemical effects. With aluminum casting, wear-resistant and stackable furniture can be produced.



Bending methods of metal furniture

This is a method of forming through the effect of force such as forging and bending. The part to be formed in the forging method changes shape as the force acts. Metal can be forged by hand, such as with a die or with a hammer, or by hot or cold forging. In the past, metal was formed by hand, but nowadays it can be forged with hydraulic presses.


Forming metal by forging methods is one of the oldest methods, such as casting. Before industrialization, when iron pipes, iron plates, iron meshes were not common products on the market, the material was formed by forging or casting. Especially in ancient times, furniture, barbecue grills, candlesticks were made of wrought iron. Nowadays, materials such as metal sheets and tubes are twisted and forged to make vintage furniture.


Bending is a common method of metal forming. It can be done by simple manual equipment or various pipe bending machines, bending machines. One of the most important advantages of metal materials and furniture production is the availability of metal on the market. When preparing the frame of furniture, furniture is usually completed by metal bending of the profile.



Metal Furniture Sheet Bending Method

Metal iron sheets with decorative coatings, corrosion-resistant, painted or uncoated can be found on the market. Thinner and lighter furniture can be produced with metal sheets compared to wood. Bending can be done faster and easier.


Metal sheets are flexible like other sheets, which is an important advantage, especially for products such as sofa seats.


Together with metal sheets, templates with two or more bending types can be obtained;


With the help of molds, any desired template can be created, for example: automotive accessories, through the pressure that penetrates into various places, the most common sign is the car body sheet that inspired many furniture designers. However, bending by molding process is expensive and suitable for mass production.