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Aluminum processing and fabricating services

Terminal boards, switches, bearings, gears, wear strips, gaskets, washers, transformers, machining components and industrial laminates.

  • leveling and cutting to length
  • precision plate sawing
  • shearing, blanking
  • plasma burning and punching
  • slitting
  • edging and deburring
  • contour sawing
  • plate beveling
  • centerless grinding
  • 1 or 2 side grinding
  • machining, turning and threading
  • bending, forming, welding, rolling
  • drilling, perforating
  • custom extrusions
  • painting, anodizing, alodine and vinyl coating




non-heat treatable (common) alloys

1100 (UNS A91100)
Commercially pure aluminum (99.00% minimum). Excellent corrosion resistance, workability and weldability; high thermal conductivity. Tensile strength range 14,000 to 24,000 psi. Uses include deep drawing, spinning, sheet metal work, decorative and architectural applications, air ducts, name plates, fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/1 and ASTM B-209.

3003 (UNS A93003)
Alloyed with 1.2% manganese to provide a tensile strength range of 17,000 to 30,000 psi. Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Used for drawing, spinning, fuel tanks, sheet metal work and other applications where slightly harder strength than 100 is desired. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/2 and ASTM B-209.

5005 (UNS A95005)
Alloyed with .8% magnesium. Tensile strength range 18,000 to 30,000 psi. Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Specified for applications comparable to 1100 and 3003 - where anodizing is required. Anodized finish matches that of architectural alloy 6063. Conforms to ASTM specification B-209.

5052 (UNS A95052)
Alloyed with 2.5% magnesium. Tensile strength range 31,000 to 44,000 psi. Very good corrosion resistance, good workability, weldability and strength. Used for aircraft fuel tanks, storm shutters, refrigerator liners, utensils, electronic mounting plates and panels, fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/8 and ASTM B-209.

5083 (UNS A95083)
Alloyed with 4.45% magnesium, 0.65% manganese and 0.15% chromium. Tensile strength range 40,000 to 59,000 psi. For use in structures requiring high weld efficiency for maximum joint strength - plus light weight and corrosion resistance. Applications include marine components, truck bodies, coonstruction equipment, tanks, structural towers, drilling rigs, cyrogenic applications, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/6 and ASTM B-209.

5086 (UNS A95086)
Alloyed with 4.0 magnesium, .45% manganese and 0.15% chromium. This allloy has a typical tensile strength range of 40,000 to 54,000 psi. It offers resistance to stress corrosion and superior resistance to atmospheric corrosion plus good general workability. Applications include tanks (stationary, trailer and rail car), marine components and welded assemblies of all kinds. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/7 and ASTM B-209.

5454 (UNS A95454)
Alloyed with 2.7% magnesium, 0.8% manganese and 0.12% chromium. Tensile strength range 36,000 to 47,000 psi. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Uses include pressure vessels (ASME code approved for up to 400ºF.), tanks, dumptruck bodies, welded structures, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/10 and ASTM B-209.

5456 (UNS A95456)
Alloyed with 5.1% magnesium, 0.8% manganese and .10% chromium. Tensile strength range 46,000 to 58,000 psi. It has good general corrosion resistance but is not quite as weldable and formable as 5086. In some cases, 5456 should be annealed or stress relieved after forming and should always be used with caution if subject to stress corrosion. Uses include pressure vessels, welded structures, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/9 and ASTM B-209.


heat treatable (strong) alloys

2024 (UNS A92024)
Alloyed with 4.5% copper. Tensile strength range 30,000 to 63,000 psi. Fair workability and corrosion resistance. Forming operations are limited. Used for high strength structural and aircraft applications. Also available as Alclad for improved corrosion resistance. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/4 and ASTM B-209.

6061 (UNS A96061)

Alloyed with 1.0% magnesium and .6% silicon. Tensile strength range 20,000 to 42,000 psi. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Used for engineering and structural applications, boats, furniture, transportation equipment, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/11 and ASTM B-209.

7075 (UNS A97075)
Also available as ALCLAD 7075 , they are heavily alloyed with zinc with lesser amounts of magnesium, copper and chromium. One of the strongest aluminum alloys, its use parallels that of 2024 with 7075 selected when higher mechanical properties are desired. Forming operations are limited. Also available as Alclad for improved corrosion resistance. All 7075 flat products conform to ASTM B-209; 7075 Bare conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/12, Alclad 7075 is QQ-A-250/13.


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