Aluminum Tube

Kloeckner Metals specializes in higher-grade aluminum tube alongside a breadth of products. Contact us today to see how we can serve your needs.

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Routinely Stocked In Standard Lengths:

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  • 6061

    This grade has good formability, corrosion resistance, and weldability. It is measured by its outside diameter and wall thickness. Some typical applications include aerospace, electronics, ornamental, marine, machinery, and structural application.

  • 6063

    This is a medium strength alloy. It has high corrosion resistance and excellent finishing characteristics. This tube also has good weldability and can be both hot and cold-formed. Typical applications are architecture, electrical, pipe railings, windows, door frames, railroad transportation, irrigation tubing, and more.

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General Info

It comes in different shapes like square tube, rectangle tube, and round tube. It is lightweight and has good heat conductivity. Therefore, it is often used in applications where durability is essential. With excellent weldability and has medium to high strength properties, this aluminum extrusion product is often used in industrial applications, including frames, marine lifting, aerospace, and structural components.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is aluminum tube?

    ANSWER:

    It is lightweight, flexible, durable, highly conductive, resistant to corrosion, and environmentally friendly. Aluminum tube is typically applied in aerospace and commercial industries, like healthcare products, machine parts, and recreation products.

  • How strong is aluminum square tubing?

    ANSWER:

    T6 aluminum square tubing, available in both 6061 and 6063, has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 42,000 psi, yield strength of at least 35,00 psi, and maximum shear strength of 27,000 psi. When the direction of force is known or controlled, aluminum square tubing is considerably stronger than aluminum pipe.

  • What is aluminum pipe used for?

    ANSWER:

    Aluminum pipe is often used in automotive, aerospace, architectural, research, industrial, and medical applications.

  • Can you bend aluminum tube?

    ANSWER:

    It is more challenging to bend than aluminum pipe.

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