Aluminum Plate

Kloeckner Metals specializes in all-purpose aluminum plate alongside a breadth of aluminum plate products. Contact us today to see how we can serve your needs.

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  • 5052

    5052 aluminum plate is typically used in marine, automotive, and machine applications, including mailboxes, ladders, railings, and more. This aluminum plate has good corrosion resistance, workability, and formability. 5052 aluminum plate is considered one of the strongest non-heat-treatable alloys and can be strengthened through the work-hardening process.

  • 6061

    6061 aluminum plate is made of one of the most versatile aluminum alloys. This aluminum plate has medium strength, formability, machinability, weldability, and corrosion resistance. Therefore 6061 aluminum plate is used for tooling plate, architectural applications, bridge railing components, transportation equipment, and welded structural application.

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General Info About Aluminum Plate

Aluminum plate is thicker than 6 mm and has a variety of shapes and styles. It has an outstanding strength to weight ratio and good corrosion resistance. Aluminum plate has a wide range of applications due to its high weldability and machinability. Some typical applications include components in the aerospace industry, structural components, and bridge components.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is aluminum plate?


    Aluminum plate is machined to shape by passing the metal through high presser rollers. Typically, an aluminum plate is 0.25 inches and thicker. Aluminum plates are often used as the skin of jets and spacecraft fuel tanks.

  • Is 6061 or 7075 aluminum plate stronger?


    7075 aluminum plate is slightly stronger than the 6061 aluminum plate.

  • What is the difference between 5052 and 6061 aluminum plate?


    6061 aluminum is one of the most well-known aluminum grades, and its primary alloying elements are magnesium and silicon. These alloying elements make 6061 aluminum heat-treatable and thus stronger than the 5052 aluminum. On the other side, 5052 aluminum is more formable than 6061 aluminum.

  • What is the difference between 3003 and 5052 aluminum?


    The chemical composition is the main difference between 3003 and 5052 aluminum. 3003 aluminum alloy’s main alloying element is manganese, and magnesium for 5052 aluminum alloy. The tensile and yield strength of the 5052 aluminum is much better than 3003 aluminum, and therefore the performance of the 5052 aluminum can be better than 3003 aluminum plate.

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