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Aluminum plate is a non-ferrous, versatile, durable product crafted by pressing and rolling aluminum into a panel under pressure. It is commonly used in the manufacturing, industrial, construction and transportation industries, for both structural and aesthetic purposes. Purchase it online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, cut to your exact specifications.
Select from one of the available grades below to get started with your order. Or contact your closest store for a quote on custom cut aluminum plates.
Typical Applications: Aircraft Fittings, Structural Components, Hardware, Truck Wheels and Parts for the Transportation Industry
Typical Applications: Chemical Tanks, Trim, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Decorative Parts
Typical Applications: Milk Crates, Hydraulic Tubes, Appliances, Kitchen Cabinets, Small Boats , Home Freezers, Aircraft Tube, Fencing
Typical Applications: Walkways, Flooring, Ramps, Bridge Flooring, Trench and Drainage Covers, Mezzanines, Platforms, Stair Treads
Typical Applications: Aerospace, Spacecraft, Missiles, Defense Applications
Aluminum plate provides a fantastic strength-to-weight ratio compared to other metals, weighing around one-third as much as iron, steel, copper or brass. It is non-combustible, non-toxic (perfect for food preparation equipment) and reflective (making it suitable for light fixtures). Aluminum plate is measured by its thickness in inches.
Choosing the right aluminum grade depends on your specific needs. Metal Supermarkets carries many different grades of aluminum plate for sale, including 2024, 3003, 5052, 6061 and 7075 plate aluminum.
2024 aluminum plate is widely used for aerospace applications. It is favored for its high yield strength, good fatigue resistance, machinability and grain structure. Typical end uses for 2024 plate aluminum are precision fittings, computer parts, and truck and aircraft structures.
A popular choice, 3003 aluminum plate offers excellent weldability and formability with good corrosion resistance. This alloy has a smooth, shiny finish that makes it ideal for many cosmetic and industrial applications such as decorative trim, fuel tanks and trailer siding.
5052 aluminum plate is corrosion resistant and offers good weldability and formability, attributes that lend this grade to chemical, marine or saltwater applications. Specific use cases can include boat hulls, drums and marine hardware.
Made from one of the most versatile of all aluminum alloys, 6061 aluminum plate offers medium strength (it is less robust than 2024 or 7075), corrosion resistance and good machinability. It is heat treatable, resists cracking from stress, weldable but is limited on formability. This is a great option for all-purpose applications such as transportation equipment and bridge railing components.
Another popular choice with moderate corrosion resistance, 7075 aluminum plate is the highest strength aluminum alloy plate that Metal Supermarkets stocks. Typical applications for this alloy include aircraft fittings, missile parts and bicycle frames.
Aluminum products in general offer better heat conductivity compared to other common metals as well as a level of electrical conductivity comparable to copper-based products.
Check out our blog to better understand the difference between metal plate and sheet.
If you don’t see the grade you’re looking for, just contact one of our stores and we’ll help you find it.
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