CNC Machining in Aluminum

Aluminum is an ideal material for many industries due to its excellent mechanical properties. Aluminum in CNC machining has many advantages including: lightweight, affordability, flexibility, durability, and corrosion resistance. Nowadays, precision machined aluminum parts are becoming more and more popular in aerospace, consumer electronics, automation equipment, military, automobiles, sports equipment, medical, etc.

Advantages of Aluminum

Lightweight

Aluminum is about a third of the weight of steel, which makes it easier and cheaper to transport than most other metals.

Strength

The strength of aluminium can be adapted using varying alloying elements to provide better benefits including higher strength or easier formability.

Corrosion Resistance

Aluminum is a corrosion-resistant metal that naturally generates a protective coating, this protective aluminum oxide layer helps protect the surface of the metal from corrosion.

Odorless, Non-Toxic

Aluminum is non-toxic and can be used in special sensitive fields, including food and medicine manufacturing machine parts, packaging parts, etc.

Thermal Conductivity

It is an excellent conductor of heat and is used as heatsinks in a variety of applications such as LED lights, electrical products, computer motherboards, etc.

Anodized

Anodizing can significantly improve the corrosion resistance of aluminum, increase the surface hardness and wear resistance, and have good decorative properties after the appropriate coloring treatment.

Available Aluminum Types in CNC Machining

Aluminum 6061-T6

Aluminum 6061 (CNC) is the most popular aluminum alloy. It has good strength-to-weight ratio, excellent machinability and natural corrosion resistance.

Aluminum 7075-T6

Aluminum 7075-T6 (CNC) is an aerospace-grade material with excellent strength-to-weight ratio and strength and hardness comparable to steels.

Aluminum 6082

Aluminum 6082 (CNC) has very similar composition and properties to 6061, with slightly higher tensile strength. Compliant with British Standards.

Aluminum 5083

Aluminum 5083 (CNC) is a strain hardening aluminum alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. Suitable for marine applications. Can be welded.

Aluminum 2014

Aluminum 2014 is easily machined and can be hardened to get strengths comparable to steel, but is prone to corrosion. Suitable for aerospace applications.

Aluminum 2017

Aluminum 2017 has a higher ductility and formability than Aluminum 2014 and has intermediate strength.

Aluminum 2024

Aluminum 2024 is a high-strength alloy with excellent fatigue resistance. Suitable for aerospace applications.

Aluminum 5052

Aluminum 5052 is a strain hardening aluminum alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. Suitable for marine applications. Can be welded.

Aluminum 6063

Aluminum 6063 has good mechanical properties and can be heat treated. Suitable for aerospace applications. Can be welded.

Aluminum 7050

Aluminum 7050 has excellent mechanical properties with good ductility, high strength, toughness and good resistance to fatigue. Suitable for aerospace applications.

Aluminum A380

Aluminum A380 offers the best combination of mechanical and thermal properties.

Aluminum MIC6

Aluminum MIC6 is a light weight material that can be easily machined at high speed and is free from tension, contaminants and porosity.

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