Incredible Opportunities with Aluminum Sheets

Posted By: Tony | Date: 30-09-2015

When it comes to the extrusion process, Offshore Direct Metals uses a variety of aluminum products. For instance, the team of professionals processes billets, ingots, circles, coil, and aluminum sheets. Based on years of experience, the company has the ability to produce virtually any size sample order according to need.

The benefit of extruding sample aluminum sheets is tremendous. With this, a customer has the opportunity to have a prototype of a desired part, which can then be fully analyzed. Because this is an affordable method, flaws and other interior aspects of the part can be corrected prior to mass production.

Aluminum sheets used by Offshore Direct Metals for extrusion come in a wide range of alloys with examples that include:

  • 1050
  • 1060
  • 1100
  • 1200
  • 2014
  • 2024
  • 2618
  • 3003
  • 3004
  • 3105
  • 5052
  • 5083
  • 6061
  • 7075
  • 8011

Aluminum sheets also come in different thicknesses that range from 0.002 to 0.157-inches, as well as widths between 3.94 and 120-inches. As part of the services that Offshore Direct Metals offers, there are various options for coating finish such as Nano, brushed, PVDF, and polyester. For PVDF there are more than 25 microns whereas for polyester, the number of microns is 18 or more.

The company can also modify gloss anywhere from 10% to 90% based on customer preference and as far as the hardness of the coating, this ranges from pencil to more than 2H. Some of the key benefits that come fromaluminum sheets for extrusions are that this material is extremely resistant to shock impact. In addition, aluminum will not peel or crack.

Aluminum also has a unique combination of strength and flexibility. As a result, it can bend from 0T to 2T but without concern of it breaking in any way. The flexibility factor is critical for a variety of applications, making aluminum extrusions vital.

For the aluminum sheets used by Offshore Direct Metals, the bottom side has a special coating. This polyester material is extremely protective and consists of a thickness of at least six microns. Another service provided is embossing. Using a tread plate, alloys of 1050, 1060, 1070, 1100, 3003, 3004, 3104, and 3105 can be specially embossed.

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