Category: Aluminum

Video Blog: Grade Guide: 6061 Aluminum

Trying to decide if Aluminum 6061 is the right grade for your next project? Or maybe you're just looking to grow your metal knowledge.

Temper Designations for Aluminum

Aluminum is known for its versatility; while properties such as superb resistance to corrosion and excellent thermal conductivity are very useful in many applications, it is the flexibility and adaptability of aluminum’s mechanical properties that make it such a widely used metal.

What are the Differences Between 6061 and 7075 Aluminum?

When it comes to structural metal fabrication, perhaps only one metal gets anywhere near the attention given to steel, and that is aluminum.

What Aluminum Alloys Can Be Anodized?

While most grades of aluminum have adequate appearance and corrosion resistance in many instances, it is sometimes required to increase these properties further.

What Type of Welding Is Used for Aluminum?

Welding aluminum requires different welding techniques, different shielding gases, different specifications, and different pre-weld and post-weld processing than welding steel.

The Aluminum Numbering System

Aluminum is normally alloyed with several different elements in order to improve the mechanical or chemical properties.

What Is Anodizing?

Aluminum has an oxide layer that is resistant to corrosion and wear.

Video Blog: 10 Differences Between Aluminum and Stainless Steel

While aluminum and stainless steel may look similar, they are actually very different.