Aluminum

Corrosion Resistance for Tough Applications

Expert Aluminum Prototyping Services

Aluminum is an Incodema preferred material to work with.

Aluminum is remarkable for its ability to resist corrosion and for its low density. Structural components made from aluminum and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and very important in other areas of transportation and building

Incodema is very adept at working with aluminum and it is a good general purpose metal for parts fabrication.

One key advantage that aluminum parts have is that many parts do not require post plating. If a different finish is required, aluminum can be post-plated for color and protective properties.

Alloy

Temper

Cost

Bend/Form

Comments

6061

T6/ Hard

$$$$$

Poor

Machining, won’t bend, but will bend after heat treating. Typically not for formed parts

6061

T0/Soft

$$$$$$$

Good

5052

H32/ Half Hard

$$$

Excellent

Engineered as bending and forming material

3003

H14/Quarter Hard

$$$$

Excellent

 

7075

T7351 -  T6 Hard

$$$

Poor

Machining parts

2024

T351 - T4 Hard

$$$

Poor

1100

H0 Annealed - H14 Half Hard

$$$

Excellent

Engineered as forming material