About Star Aluminium

Over 30 years of experience

Aluminium Platforms is a family owned and operated business based in Melbourne servicing Australia wide.

With over 30 years combined experience between father and son, we pride ourselves on offering the very best quality products for the best value. We have built up a loyal customer base over the years, many of whom still use our services today. Whether it is a large or small order for few or many of our locally made products, we will provide you with the very best outcome.

Locally Made Quality Products

Operating in Melbourne, Australia from our brand new premises in Braeside, we manufacture all of our products locally, using the most innovative technology and skilled staff in the industry. Our new site has incredible machinery and tools, providing us with the highest level of resources, enabling us to work on our standard and custom-made aluminium scaffolding and ladder platform, trestles and planks and mezzanine ladders.

A unique factor to our business and our industry is the fact that we manufacture and produce all of the products we proudly sell and provide. We understand the construction process, adhere to engineering guidelines and are able to tailor make products upon request.

Customisation Available

A primary focus of Aluminium Platforms is our constant investment in customer satisfaction. This is simply why we ensure we go out of our way to ensure all of products satisfy our customers’ needs, and if not we offer a customised solution. We will consult with you, discuss your requirements and needs and come to a collective about the most appropriate solutions for your business and specifications.

We believe in quality and durable products that our customers feel comfortable recommending and using our services again. We also believe there is no point on working on a product unless it is the highest quality and value. Whether it is aluminium scaffolding or ladder platforms, trestles and planks or mezzanine ladders, our team of trained and skilled staff will look after your every need.

 What is 6061T6?

Aluminum alloys are categorised into casting alloys and wrought alloys. They are graded with a 4-digit number which identifies their major alloying element. For example, the 2XXX aluminium alloy includes copper, 4XXX includes silicon, and 6XXX includes magnesium and silicon.

Wrought alloys, such as the 6061 alloy, are extruded, rolled or forged into specified shapes. Some are heat-treated or cold-worked to increase their strength and hardness, corrosion resistance, ease of fabrication and other advantages.

The alpha-numeric suffix, such as T6, represents the temper or degree of hardness. It also represents the method used to obtain the hardness. For example, in the 6061T6 aluminum alloy, the “T6” indicates that it was heat treated with a solution and artificially aged.

Why We Use 6061T6?

At Star Aluminium we choose to use 6061T6 for our mobile scaffolding, aluminium stairs and other equipment because it forms well under immense heat so is easy to use for welding, forming and bending.

Other benefits include:

  • Durability
  • Strength
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Lightweight

Other Uses for 6061T6

It is commonly used in the manufacturing industry for applications such as:

  • Bicycle frames and components
  • Fly fishing reels
  • Secondary chambers and baffle systems in firearm sound suppressors
  • Aluminum dock and gangway extrusions

Made to Last

We strongly believe in quality products – especially when the health and wellbeing of workers is at stake. We understand that we have a great responsibility to produce durable and tough products, which is why we insist on manufacturing them ourselves. We ensure that all of our products are made according to industry regulations and specifications. While equipment can be found at cheaper prices, we know where and how our products were constructed, we can tell you who made them, and how they will age. Each product we construct is of highest quality and has been designed to complete the job in the most efficient way possible.