Aluminum is a popular material choice in many industries for several reasons - it's high strength yet lightweight, has excellent malleability, is easy to machine, has good conductivity (both thermal and electrical) and has excellent corrosion resistance. In addition, Aluminum is non-magnetic and is non-toxic. It's also very easy to recycle.

Aluminum products can be found in most industries. Aluminum Plate is created by passing aluminum between rolls under pressure, it becomes thinner-and longer in the direction in which it is moving. Aluminum can be flat-rolled and re-rolled until it reaches the desired thickness or gauge.


ICI Metals carries an extensive line of aluminum plate including:

  • Grades include 6061-T651, 7075-T651, and Cast Aluminum Tool & Jig Plate. Other grades may be available for mill orders
  • Thicknesses range from ¼" - 6"
  • Dimensions available are 60.5"-144.5"

6061-T651 Aluminum Alloy

6061 is a precipitation hardening aluminum alloy, containing magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties and exhibits good weldability and good corrosion resistance. It is one of the most common alloys of aluminum for general purpose use. T651 is solutionized, stress-relieved stretched and artificially aged.

Overview
Shape Plate
Grade 6061-T651
Tolerance commercial
Application Unlimited
Thicknesses Available ¼" - 6"

Technical Data:

Chemistry
Silicon 0.40/0.80
Iron 0.70(Max)
Copper 0.15/0.40
Manganese 0.15 (Max)
Magnesium 0.80/1.20
Chromium 0.04/0.35
Zinc 0.25(Max)
Titanium 0.15(Max)
Others (Each) 0.05(Max)
Others (Each) 0.15(Max)
Aluminum Remainder
Medical Properties
Tensile Strength 42(min)<4"; 40(min)>4"
Yield Strength(ksi) 35(min)
Elongation in 2"(%min) 250"-.499" 10%
  250"-.499" 10%
  1.001"-2.000" 8%
  2.001"-4.000" 6%
  4.001"-6.000" 6%

PLEASE NOTE: All technical data is for comparison purposes only and should not be used for design purposes. Please consult an engineer to discuss specific recommendations regarding the appropriate metal for your project or application.


7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy

7075 is an aluminum alloy, with zinc as the primary alloying element. It is strong, with a strength comparable to many steels, and has good fatigue strength and average machinability, but has less resistance to corrosion than many other Al alloys.

Overview
Shape Plate
Grade 7075-T651
Tolerance commercial
Application aircraft and aerospace parts, bike frames, where high strength and moderate toughness and corrosion resistance are required.

Technical Data:

Chemistry
Silicon 0.40(Max)
Iron 0.50(Max)
Copper 1.20/2.00
Manganese 0.30 (Max)
Magnesium 2.10/2.90
Chromium 0.18/0.28
Zinc 5.10/6.10
Titanium 0.20(Max)
Others (Each) 0.05(Max)
Others (Each) 0.15(Max)
Aluminum Remainder
Medical Properties
Tensile Strength 250"-4.00" 78-67
Yield Strength(ksi) 250"-4.00" 67-54
Elongation in 2"(%min) 250"-.4.00" 9%-3%

PLEASE NOTE: All technical data is for comparison purposes only and should not be used for design purposes. Please consult an engineer to discuss specific recommendations regarding the appropriate metal for your project or application.


Cast Aluminum Tool & Jig Plate

Cast Aluminum Tool & Jig Plate is produced from a fine-grain aluminum alloy which is free from internal stress. Both surfaces machined to 25 micro-inches or less PVC'D both sides. Good dimensional stability. Consistent mechanical properties. Superior corrosion resistance. Also known by tradenames MIC-6 Cast, K-100 Cast, G. AL® C250 ,ALCA PLUS Cast ,ACP 5080 and Formodal 030

Overview
Shape Plate
Grade Cast Tool & Jig
Tolerance +/-.005
Application assembly jigs and fixtures, welding fixtures, hydro press form blocks, drill jigs, templates, vacuum chucks, index tables, printing machinery components, automotive tooling, aircraft components, electronic components, vacuum chambers, rubber and plastic molds, prototypes, medical instrumentation, foundry patterns, food machinery components, packing machinery, CNC routing tables, circuit printers
Thicknesses Available 1/4" - 2 1/2"

Technical Data:

Chemistry
Silicon 38,000
Iron 18,000
Copper 10 to 15%
Medical Properties
Tensile Strength (psi) 38,000
Yield Strength(psi) 18,000
Elongation 10 to 15%

PLEASE NOTE: All technical data is for comparison purposes only and should not be used for design purposes. Please consult an engineer to discuss specific recommendations regarding the appropriate metal for your project or application.

Aluminum Alloy Plates, Precision Machined Plates

Developed for machine construction, jigs & fixtures, tools and electronic industries applications with:

  • high strength
  • high corrosion resistance
  • improved ductility
  • improved machinability

For details, see Precision Cast Plate G. AL® C250 Technical Data Sheet or Al.mex

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