Aluminum Bar Stock
Aluminum bar stock has a vast range of bars in many sizes, tempers, and alloys. Depending on your needs, they are available as flat, square, and round bars and their length normally starts from 15 mm and strengthens as far as 40000mm. The diameter of a round bars is normally 10mm to 500mm while square bars is 10mm to 200mm. The flat bar is available from 9.5mm x 6.35 mm to 152.4mm x 127 mm and there are imperial as well as metric sizes. The standard alloys that are available from aluminum bar stock include 2011, 2014, 6062, 6082 and 7075 while specialist alloys include 2024, 2618, 5058 and 6061.
Aluminum extruded products includes round and square tubes as well as circles and rings in a vast range of sizes. They are in imperial and metric sizes and have standard alloys of 2024, 6063, 6082 and specialist alloys of 5083 and 6061. You could custom make Aluminum bars as well. Nevertheless, you may have to find a prestigious place for this requirement, as the process needs machinery such as bar saws, plate saws, water jet cutters etc. The custom made services related to aluminum bar stock include plate cutting, sheet guillotining, flat bar cutting, round bar cutting, square bar cutting and circle, disc and ring cutting.
When you buy aluminum bar stock there are many aspects to be considered. One is the length. For a diameter the length of aluminum bars is two and half inches up to 12 inches. Over 2 ½ diameter, the length of the aluminum bars vary. Nevertheless, the shorter length and the longer length could be custom made. Then, you have to decide whether you need radiused flat bars or square bars. These types also could be custom made.
Another thing you have to think of when buying aluminum bar stock its ability to be machined. Normally, 6082T6 and 2014T4 are the alloys selected in this regard. If you need more speed of machinability you could buy the range of 2011. You have to consider the finishing type of the aluminum bar as well.
If you are buying anodized finish, you must not store it longer than necessary before anodizing, as storing more than required would lead to corrosion. You also have to ask them to cut it to the size that you need to save time when they are used. Today, we do not see any buildings without fittings of aluminum bar stock. It is always better to have some knowledge about them for your future construction needs.
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