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Aluminum Sheet Metal

Lead Time
1 - 15 Days
Cost

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Description

Aluminum is a versatile and popular material in industrial and commercial applications. It is lightweight and highly durable, making it ideal for automotive, aircraft, and construction industries. Aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a popular choice for outdoor applications. It is available in various grades and thicknesses depending on the intended use. It can be easily formed and fabricated into different shapes and sizes, making it an excellent choice for custom designs. Additionally, aluminum metal is easily recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly option. Overall, aluminum is a flexible and cost-effective material that offers numerous benefits for various applications.

Aluminum Sheet Metal Key Characteristics

Characteristics may vary depending on the grade/alloy.

  • Biocompatible
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • High Ductility 
  • High Insulation
  • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Lightweight
  • Low Density
  • Nontoxic
  • Thermal Conductivity

Aluminum Sheet Metal Applications

  • Appliances
  • Automotive Bodies and Frames
  • Brackets
  • Bridges
  • Chemical Packaging
  • Cookware
  • Enclosures
  • Food & Beverage Packaging
  • Furniture
  • Gutters
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Housings
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Window Frames

Industries Aluminum Sheet Metal

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electric
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Medical, Dental, & Sciences
Why should you choose aluminum sheet metal for your project?

Aluminum sheet metal is popular for various projects due to its many benefits. It is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and has excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. This makes it ideal for the aerospace, transportation, and construction industries. Aluminum is also highly malleable, meaning it can be formed into complex shapes without cracking or breaking. It is also readily machinable, allowing precise cuts and shapes. Aluminum is available in a wide range of thicknesses, strengths, and finishes, making it versatile for various applications. It is also environmentally friendly, as it can be recycled repeatedly without losing its original properties. Choosing aluminum for your project ensures durability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use.

Finishes for aluminum sheet metal

Several finishes are available for aluminum, each with unique properties and benefits. Anodizing is a popular finish that enhances the metal’s corrosion resistance, durability, and aesthetics. It involves immersing the metal in an electrolyte solution and passing a current to create a controlled oxide layer on its surface. Powder coating is another prevalent finish that provides a flawless, colorful, and durable coating to the metal’s surface. It involves applying a dry powder that adheres electrostatically to the metal surface and is cured at a high temperature. Polishing and brushing are other finishes that create a glossy and textured appearance. Chemical etching is a finish that allows for artistic designs and enhances the metal’s grip. Ultimately, the ideal finish for aluminum depends on the intended use and appearance, budget, and environmental factors.

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Aluminum 1100-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 13000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 5000

Hardness (Brinell): 23

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 1100-H14

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 18000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 7200

Hardness (Brinell): 32

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 2024-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.125 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 27000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 13000

Hardness (Brinell): 47

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 2024-T3

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 63800

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 20000

Hardness (Brinell): 120

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 2024-T81

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.090 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 70300

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 19000

Hardness (Brinell): 128

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 3002-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.125

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): N/A

Fatigue Strength (PSI): N/A

Hardness (Brinell): N/A

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 3003-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.800

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 16000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 7300

Hardness (Brinell): 28

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 3003-H14

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 23000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 8700

Hardness (Brinell): 42

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 3003-H22

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.250

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 20000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 10000

Hardness (Brinell): 37

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5005-H14

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.130

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 24000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 9900

Hardness (Brinell): 48

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5005-H34

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.130

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 23000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 11000

Hardness (Brinell): 43

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5052-H32

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.220

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 34000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 17000

Hardness (Brinell): 60

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5052-H34

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.125

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 37000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 18000

Hardness (Brinell): 68

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5083-H116

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 47000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 23000

Hardness (Brinell): 83

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 5086-H116

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 44000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 22000

Hardness (Brinell): 81

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 6061-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 19000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 8800

Hardness (Brinell): 33

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 6061-T4

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 33000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 14000

Hardness (Brinell): 63

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 6061-T6

Maximum Material Thickness: 0.190 in

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 45000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 14000

Hardness (Brinell): 93

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 7075-0

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 35000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 18000

Hardness (Brinell): 59

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%

Aluminum 7075-T6

Maximum Material Thickness (in): 0.190 

Heat Treatable: Yes

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 83000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 23000

Hardness (Brinell): 150

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 360%