Introduction to Aluminum

Aluminum is a perfect material for CNC machining. it is the most widely used in aerospace, automotive, medical industries. Aluminum alloy is easy to process, providing good rigidity, and offers various anodizing colors.

Information of Aluminum

CNC Machining MetalAluminum1110, Aluminum 2011
Aluminum2024, Aluminum 6063
Aluminum7050, Aluminum 7075
Good strength-to-weight ratio
Easily machinable
Good thermal and electrical conductivity
min +/-0.02mmAerospace
Consumer electronics
Sheet Metal FabricationAluminum 6061, Aluminum 5052, Aluminum 1100Lightweight
Good strength-to-weight ratio
Easily formable
min +/-0.1mmAerospace panels
Automotive body components
Beverage cans
Aluminum Die CastingALUMINUM DIE CASTINGA360.0
A383.0 (ADC12)
Good strength-to-weight ratio
min +/-0.1mmAutomotive components
 Electrical hardware
General consumer goods
Aluminum ExtrusionAluminum extrusionAluminum 1100, Aluminum 3003, Aluminum 6063,Aluminum 6061Aluminum 1100, Aluminum 3003, Aluminum 6063, Aluminum 6061min +/-0.1mmStructural applications
Railings and fencing

Available Aluminum properties

AlloyYield Strength (MPa)Elongation at Break (%)Hardness (Brinell)Density (g/cm³)Maximum Temp (°C)
Aluminum 111025-3035-40232.71250
Aluminum 201129010952.82120
Aluminum 2024325-47010-25120-1302.78150
Aluminum 3003110-13020-25402.73260
Aluminum 5052170-21512-20602.68200
Aluminum 6061240-31012-25952.70250-300
Aluminum 6063110-18012-20602.69200
Aluminum 7050460-51010-141502.81150
Aluminum MIC-611015702.70200
A383.0 (ADC12)1753.5802.74300

The values above are typical averages and could vary based on specific type.

Surface Finishing Capabilities

ImageCapabilitiesDescriptionApplicable toTexturePrice
As-machinedAs machined means the parts without any surface treatment after they get off the machines.All materialsn/aNone
Sanding and PolishingPolishing is a surface finishing process to create a smooth surface. With mechanical, chemical or electrochemical methods, polishing will reduce the surface roughness of the parts to get a bright and reflective surface.All materialsSmooth, glossy finish$$$$
Bead BlastingBead blasting use high speed jetted sand and iron shots to hit the surface of the workpiece. it will change the surface of part and improve the mechanical properties of part.Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel, Brass, Coppern/a$
Powder CoatingPowder coating is a surface finishing process that adhere dry powder on the surface of a meatal part.All metal materialsGlossy or Sand$$$
AnodizingAnodizing is an electrochemical treatment process on a metal part surface to form a durable, corrosion resistant and attractive finish. AluminumSmooth, matte finish$$
ElectroplatingElectroplating is the process of depositing a thin layer of metal matieral on metal substrate using electric current.Aluminum, steel, stainless steelSmooth, glossy finish$$$
BrushingThe brushing finish process is a surface treatment method that uses abrasive material to form lines on the surface of metal parts to achieve distinctive textured appearance.ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steeln/a$$
Marking is available in differnt types and different methods.
All materialsn/a$$

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