April 17, 2021
Posted in: Aerospace, Aluminum
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Aluminum alloys are often a preferred material for aerospace designs and required by engineering due to its corrosion-resistance properties and high strength capabilities. Compared to steel it is a lightweight option, and an ideal material for a wide range of aircraft components and aerospace applications.
Aerospace Aluminum Grades
The aluminum grade needed for your aerospace application will largely depend on the function of your application. Corrosion-resistance and machinability are some of the factors to consider when choosing the correct aluminum alloy.
With its lightweight properties and high strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum has been the preferred choice of metal materials for aerospace applications. Additional benefits that aluminum offers for aircraft applications include:
· Durability in high stressed environments, temperature and pressure extremes
· Formability allows for easy fabrication for smaller aircraft parts
· Aluminum alloys offer high electrical conductivity
· Due to the lightweight properties of aluminum, it offers a cost-effective alternative to other material types. Lighter aircraft can equate to less fuel consumption and an overall cost-saving advantage
Aluminum sheet and plate and aluminum bar are commonly used aluminum types for aircraft components and parts. Aluminum tube, aluminum pipe, and aluminum shapes offer additional options for aircraft and aerospace parts and structures.
When quality aluminum products are a must, depend on Industrial Metal Supply for your 6061 aluminum aerospace needs. We have an extensive inventory of aluminum products in sheet, plate, bar and tube - and if domestic product is required we can supply the material. In addition to our vast inventory, we offer competitive pricing with same-day will call or next day delivery capabilities. Stop by one of our six locations or call us today.