Aluminium 6082, 5083, 6063, 2014 & 2011 Supplier
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Grade 6082 aluminium is a medium strength alloy with very good corrosion resistance. Additions of magnesium, manganese and silicon enhance the mechanical and corrosion resistance properties of 6082 whilst retaining good machinability and weldability. With grade 6082 aluminium offering the highest strength of all the 6000 series it is widely regarded as a material for structural type applications.
Grade 5083 aluminium is a non-heat treatable alloy which has additions of magnesium, manganese and chromium that contribute to the materials exceptional performance in extreme environments.
Grade 5083 offers a high resistance to attack in both seawater and industrial chemical environments.
Commonly used in plate form Alloy 5083 also retains its good strength levels after welding and offers the highest strength of the non-heat treatable alloys.
Grade 6063 aluminium is a medium strength alloy with additions of magnesium and silicon. Commonly utilized as an architectural alloy it has good formability in the manufacture and lends itself to intricate extrusions and sections. It is heat treatable and offers good mechanical property’s, it also has high corrosion resistance and is readily suited to welding. It is typically produced with a good surface finish that lends itself to excellent anodizing characteristics.
Grade 2014A aluminium is a heat treatable high strength alloy with a 4-5% copper addition. Produced in bar and profile it is supplied in the fully heat-treated condition for the optimum mechanical properties. Normally stocked in the T6 condition (stress relieved and artificially aged) the2014A offers a high strength vs. density and is commonly used in the aerospace and defence industries for the manufacture of aircraft structures, and truck frames.
Alloy 2011 is known as a free-machining alloy or 'FMA' - this means that the material has excellent machinability and is suitable for use on automatic lathes. The alloy displays poor corrosion resistance and therefore anodizing will be required for additional surface protection. Whilst weldability is also very poor, 2011 aluminium is a highly versatile aluminium. With excellent machinability, the material can be used to produce highly complex and detailed parts.