Aluminum Sheet

Kloeckner Metals specializes in all-purpose aluminum sheet grades alongside a breadth of aluminum sheet products. Contact us today to get a quote.

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  • 1100

    1100 aluminum sheet is soft, ductile, and has good weldability. This sheet has excellent corrosion resistance and is therefore mostly used in food processing and chemical industries. Its good weldability makes it ideal for projects that require challenging forming operations. 1100 aluminum sheet is known to have the highest thermal conductivity of any aluminum and high electrical conductivity.

  • 3003

    3003 aluminum sheet is the most widely used aluminum alloy. The alloy includes manganese, which increases the tensile strength. This sheet has good corrosion resistance and is non-heat-treatable. Some typical applications are spinning, drawing, fuel tanks, and sheet metal work.

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  • 3004

    3004 aluminum sheet has a higher strength than the 3003 aluminum sheet. This sheet is non-heat treatable and has good corrosion resistance. Typical applications are similar to those of 3003 aluminum sheet, but requiring much higher strength. Typical applications include storage tanks, pressure vessels, truck and trailer parts, and sheet-metal work.

  • 3105

    3105 aluminum alloy is primarily recycled aluminum and has excellent corrosion resistance, formability, and weldability. 3105 aluminum sheet is non-heat treatable except for annealing during cold working. Typical applications are the manufacturing of residential siding, mobile homes, and carrying goods.

  • 5052

    5052 aluminum plate is typically used in marine, automotive, machine applications, fuel, 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.

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General Info About Aluminum Sheet

Aluminum has an outstanding ratio of strength to weight and comes with natural corrosion resistance. Thanks to its wealth of benefits, aluminum can be found in a wide range of applications. Aluminum sheet is used in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, but it’s also found in everyday applications like beverage packaging, storage applications, and housing siding, gutters, and roofing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an aluminum sheet?

    ANSWER:

    An aluminum sheet is a cold-rolled material that is between 0.25 and 6 mm thick. Thinner than 0.25 mm, it is considered foil; and thicker than 6mm, it is considered plate. Aluminum sheet comes in many forms, including diamond plate, expanded, perforated, and painted.

  • What size does aluminum sheet come in?

    ANSWER:

    Aluminum sheet comes in different sizes, depending on the grade of the sheet.

  • How much does a 4x8 sheet of aluminum weigh?

    ANSWER:

    The weight of aluminum sheet is easiest calculated with our aluminum calculator that factors in several dimensions, including density, thickness, width, length, and quantity.

  • What is the cheapest type of aluminum?

    ANSWER:

    While the price of different aluminum grades vary, another important factor to consider is their density. When calculating cost, sometimes a lower price can be offset by a higher density. We discuss this at length in a comparison between 5052 and 3003 aluminum.

  • What is the difference between aluminum sheet and plate?

    ANSWER:

    Generally speaking, the difference between an aluminum sheet and an aluminum plate is the thickness. Aluminum sheet is thinner and cut from a continuously rolled coil. It ranges from .25 mm to 6 mm in thickness. Aluminum plate is thicker than 6mm and produced as a single item.

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