Aluminum Sheet Products
2024 Aluminum sheet– This is a high strength alloy with excellent resistance to fatigue. It is easy to machine at high speed, and has good stress corrosion cracking resistance. These characteristics make it the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications, including rivets, connectors, aircraft structures and hydraulic valve bodies, among others.
Aluminum is an amazing metal. It can be recycled almost indefinitely – in fact, nearly three-quarters of all aluminum produced in the last 230 years is still in use today. Recycling aluminum uses 95% less energy than making metal from new materials.
In its purest form, aluminum has no real structural use as it is too soft. However, when alloyed with other metals, it becomes stronger and can be used in a variety of manufacturing applications.
6061 Aluminum sheet – This is one of the most common aluminum alloys for general use. It is a medium to high-strength alloy that can be heat treated, and it has exceptional weldability and good corrosion resistance. It is typically used for heavy duty structures such as ships, truck frames, bridges, aerospace applications, rail coaches and truck frames, among others.
7075 Aluminum sheet – This has zinc as the primary additional element and has a strength comparable to steel. It has good fatigue strength, but limited corrosion resistance. It can be easily shaped, chipped and manipulated by machine.
2045 T351 Aluminum plate or sheet is ideal for everyday applications where a high strength to weight ratio is necessary. For instance, if you are working on recreation equipment you need an aluminum sheet that has a fair level of workability as well as high level of corrosion resistance. Alloy 2024 is used in a variety of applications such as fuselage structurals, wing tension members, shear webs and ribs, and structural areas where stiffness, fatigue performance, and good strength are required
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