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Aluminum round bar (also known as round rod) is a non-ferrous metal product that offers an excellent strength to weight ratio - making it ideal for the transportation, construction and aviation industries. Purchase it online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, custom cut to your exact length.
Select from one of the available aluminum round bar grades below to get started, or contact your closest store to get a quote on custom cut aluminum round bar.
Typical Applications: Automatic Screw Machine Parts, Precision Gears, Machine Parts, Atomizer and Hose Parts, Pipe Stems, TV Fittings, Auto-Fuel System Components
Typical Applications: Aircraft Fittings, Structural Components, Hardware, Truck Wheels and Parts for the Transportation Industry
Typical Applications: Screw Machine Parts, Truck Bodies and Frames, Running Boards, Steps, Floors, Walkways, Platforms, Cover Plates, Trench Covers, Truck Runways
Typical Applications: Aerospace, Spacecraft, Missiles, Defense Applications
Aluminum round bar is known as a very versatile, relatively inexpensive product that can be used in a wide range of commercial and home applications including axles, tent pegs, optical parts and electrical components. It is lightweight, offers excellent corrosion resistance and serves as a good thermal conductor.
Metal Supermarkets stocks many different grades of aluminum round bar, including 2011, 2024, 6061 and 7075.
2011 aluminum round bar is the best machining aluminum round stock, offering an excellent finish, good strength and average formability. Not recommended for welding or brazing.
2024 aluminum round bar is more challenging to machine but provides enough consistent strength to be used in applications such as aircraft fittings, bolts, couplings and orthopedic braces. Offers the highest tensile strength of all the aluminum screw machine alloys.
6061 aluminum round bar is an extruded (or cold drawn) solid aluminum bar that offers good strength, workability, corrosion resistance and ease of joining. Not quite as machinable as the 2000 series of aluminum round rod. This product is widely used for fabrication projects including pins, shaft and dowles but is also used in doorknobs and valves.
7075 aluminum round bar delivers the most strength possible in aluminum bar and is widely used for aircraft functions where a good strength to weight ratio is important. This grade is not ideal for welding applications and only has average corrosion resistance.
To measure aluminum rod, place it on a flat surface and find its diameter. Typically, anything over 3/8 of an inch is considered round bar, while anything under is found in electrical work as wires.
Aluminum itself is a lightweight and conductive metal that’s commonly alloyed with copper, manganese, silicon, magnesium and zinc to improve its hardness and durability.
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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