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How to Select an Aluminum Alloy

As an aluminum supplier, we can offer you nearly any alloy of aluminum you need. We find that the vast majority of customers, though, use the 6000 and 3000 series alloys on their jobs. Generally speaking, the 6000 series is a stiffer, harder alloy, whereas the 3000 is softer and more formable. If you need special alloys, like 2024 or 7075, give us a call. You can find more infomation clicking on the little "Need Help Choosing?" buttons.

Sheet, Plate, or Extrusion?

Sheets range from .016" to .190" thick; plates are the same idea only thicker. The can be smooth or have a pattern or tread. Tread Plate (aka diamond plate, floor plate, and checker plate) is a popular item. The other way to get your aluminum is in one of the many extruded shapes we have. Just like making spaghetti, aluminum is pressed through dies into rounds, tubing, pipes, angles, rectangles, squares, and many other shapes.

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Guide to Aluminum Sheet Alloys and Tempers

As an aluminum supplier, we can offer you nearly any alloy of aluminum sheet you need. We find that the vast majority of customers, though, use 6061-T6 or 3003-H14. These designations may look cryptic, but they're really pretty simple. The first part, the four digit number, is the alloy. The part after the dash is the temper. Let's break these down and look at them separately.

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Machinability of Aluminum Round

This guide contains some tips on the machinability of aluminum round.

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