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Different Types of Aluminum Formwork

Release time:2023-01-18

You may be wondering (especially if you're new to construction) what different types of aluminum formwork are. It's crucial that when buying formwork, you buy the right type and size of aluminum profiles. Below we will outline the different types of profiles available, how they work and what they're typically used for.


What Is an Aluminum  Formwork System?


Aluminum  Formwork is a lightweight and cost-effective formwork system. It is used to construct panels of various shapes, sizes, and thicknesses by interlocking aluminum sheets. The unit can be assembled without any adhesive or mechanical joining systems. The panel can be dismantled easily for re-use. Click here to view more about JMA aluminum formwork for building.

The aluminum sheets are cut into the desired shape from the roll and fitted into the grooves on one side of the unit. The grooved side is placed against the panel surface. The grooves on both sides allow them to interlock with each other, thus forming a rigid structure with high strength and stability.

Aluminum formwork is widely used in the construction industry because of its lightweight, high strength, easy availability, and low cost compared to other formwork systems like steel or timber.



Different Types of Aluminum  Formwork


Many different aluminum formwork systems available today vary in terms of their features, shapes, and sizes. These formworks are made up of aluminum sheets manufactured using an extrusion process using high-grade aluminum alloy materials.

The extruded sheets are heat-treated to withstand high-pressure loads without deforming or bending out of shape under pressure conditions during concrete pouring operations.

ADJ. Prop


This is an aluminum prop with an adjustable height and angle. It can be used to form a wide range of different shapes and sizes and can also be used as a formwork beam.

Beam Bottam


The Beam Bottam is a beam with a bottom plate that drops down to rest on the ground beneath it. This beam allows you to build up a wall in sections rather than all at once, making it easier to transport large sections of the structure. It’s also good for projects with movement in the base layer because it will accommodate this movement over time without breaking or buckling.

Deck Panel


The Deck Panel is another type of beam that works well in curved shapes or complex forms – for example if you want to make curved walls or arches out of concrete or solid blocks of earth-fill material! This aluminum formwork has extra reinforcement on its edges to help keep them from bending out of shape over time.

End Beam


These are used to support longer spans between two bearing walls. They are usually secured to the two bearing walls with a pin at each end and have a slot in the center that forms part of the top edge.

Internal Corner Angle


This is used in corners where two faces meet at right angles and do not need to be supported by an end beam. The angle can be formed as either an external or internal corner but will always have one side cut at 45 degrees and one side cut at 90 degrees. The face of the angle is then secured directly onto one face of the formwork using pins or bolts.



This is similar to Internal Corner Angles, but they are used when multiple walls meet at right angles without any bearing walls. Kickers are less common than Internal Corner Angles as they require more support from surrounding walls, but they can be easier to install if you want your building to be slightly curved rather than straight.

Staircase – 3D View


Aluminum staircases are made using a special type of steel which gives them strength and durability. They are very easy to transport and can be assembled quickly. The stairs can be curved to suit any design requirement, making them perfect for modern building designs.

Slab Corner


The most common use for this type of formwork is in slab corners, where it provides stability during the pouring process. This formwork is easy to assemble and dismantle once the job is complete, so you can reuse it if needed.

Slab Inner Corner


This formwork is used for creating internal corners on slabs where no side walls are present. It is made from heavy-duty steel, which can withstand even high-pressure loads without breaking or bending out of shape.



Pin formwork is an aluminum formwork that comes in different shapes and sizes. It has pins that can be connected to one another or other types of forms, such as mid beams. This formwork is especially useful when working on complex structures such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, and other large infrastructures.

Mid Beam


The mid beam is the most popular formwork used for casting concrete beams. It is also known as the “L” beam. The mid beam is made of steel, and it can handle heavy loads. This formwork can be used for both straight and curved beams. It helps in saving time by providing a solid foundation for concrete to set on. The mid beam is often used for cast-in-place concrete walls, columns, and beams.




There are many standards associated with the different types of aluminum formwork. Thus, when choosing a type of aluminum formwork, one needs to consider the projects and requirements for each. The type of aluminum formwork that best suits a particular project and the scope of work is what the construction engineer will have in mind while ordering the same.

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