Aluminum Tube

Kloeckner Metals sells 6061 and 6063 aluminum tube. Contact us today to see how we can meet your aluminum tubing supplier needs.

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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.

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 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?


    It is a hollow cylindrical structure made primarily of aluminum metal. It is commonly used in various applications due to its lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and malleable properties. Aluminum tubes are manufactured through a process called extrusion, where a heated aluminum billet is forced through a die to shape it into a tube.

    Aluminum tubes have a wide range of uses across industries. They are frequently employed in construction, particularly for framing structures like doors, windows, and railings. They are also utilized in the automotive industry for manufacturing components such as radiators, air conditioning systems, and fuel lines. Additionally, aluminum tubes find applications in the aerospace industry, electrical conduits, HVAC systems, and various other areas where lightweight and durable tubing is required.

    The specific characteristics of aluminum tubes can vary depending on the alloy used and the manufacturing process. Different alloys can offer varying levels of strength, corrosion resistance, and thermal conductivity.

  • How strong is aluminum square tubing?


    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?


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

  • Can you bend it?


    It is more challenging to bend than aluminum pipe.

  • What should I look for in an aluminum tubing supplier?

    When looking for an aluminum tubing supplier, there are several key factors you should consider to ensure you find a reliable and suitable partner. Here are some essential aspects to look for:

    1. Quality of Products: Check the supplier’s reputation for providing high-quality aluminum tubing. Look for suppliers who adhere to industry standards and have certifications, such as ISO 9001, which demonstrates their commitment to quality control.
    2. Variety of Products: Ensure the supplier offers a wide range of aluminum tubing options in terms of size, shape, and grade. This will allow you to find the specific tubing that meets your requirements.
    3. Customization Options: If your project demands specific dimensions or features, look for a supplier that offers customization services to meet your unique needs.
    4. Experience and Reputation: Research the supplier’s background and read reviews or testimonials from previous customers. A supplier with a good reputation and years of experience is more likely to provide reliable service.
    5. Technical Support: Choose a supplier that can offer technical assistance and guidance in selecting the right type of aluminum tubing for your application.
    6. Delivery and Lead Times: Inquire about the supplier’s delivery process and lead times to ensure they can meet your project deadlines.
    7. Price Competitiveness: Compare prices from different suppliers while keeping in mind the quality of their products and services. Be cautious of significantly lower prices, as they might indicate lower quality.
    8. Certifications and Compliance: Check if the supplier meets relevant industry standards and holds necessary certifications, especially if you are working on projects with specific regulatory requirements.
    9. Sustainability Initiatives: If environmental responsibility is a concern for your company, look for suppliers who prioritize sustainability in their production processes.
    10. Customer Service: Opt for a supplier that is responsive, communicates clearly, and provides excellent customer service. A reliable and helpful supplier can make a significant difference in your overall experience.
    11. Supply Chain Stability: Evaluate the supplier’s financial stability and assess their ability to maintain a consistent supply of aluminum tubing, especially if you anticipate long-term partnerships.
    12. Location and Shipping Options: Consider the supplier’s location concerning your project site and inquire about shipping options to ensure efficient logistics.

    By carefully considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and find a trustworthy aluminum tubing supplier that meets your project’s requirements and expectations.

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