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Choosing between 6061 and 2024 Aluminum Alloys

Aluminum is celebrated by manufacturers in almost every industry for its versatility. In fact, because of the tremendous diversity of aluminum alloys, aluminum is the solution of choice for a wide range of applications. However, its adaptability and variety also … Read More

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Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum Alloy Families

Corrosion resistance is one of the foremost benefits of aluminum, as evidenced by its tremendous popularity among manufacturers and product designers.   It’s important to recognize that each family of aluminum alloys offers varying degrees of corrosion protection. Aluminum, despite only … Read More

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Open Die Forging Vs Closed Die Forging For Aluminum & Stainless Steel

The decision to procure near-net material shapes has several advantages, primary among them cutting down on machining costs.  There are many choices to consider; casting, forging, sintered or additive manufacturing are just s few.  It turns out there is no … Read More

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The Differences Between Extruded Aluminum Bar and Cold Finished Aluminum Bar

The Differences Between Extruded Aluminum Bar and Cold Finished Aluminum Bar Although they are often produced as the same grade of material, there are many differences between extruded aluminum bar and cold finished aluminum bar.  Both share the major benefits … Read More

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Aluminum Uses In Transportation

Aluminum is an amazing metal, one that has had a transformative effect on just about every industry in our global economy. This is especially true of transportation; if you’re using a vehicle to get from one place to another aluminum … Read More

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Aluminum in Cryogenic Applications

Many people wonder what happens to aluminum at extremely cold temperatures.  The branch of physics known as cryogenics looks at physical properties of materials at low temperature.  This is an important area for many industries, where it is essential that … Read More

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Military Applications for Aluminum

When discussing aluminum and how it has impacted the United States military, it is hard to know where to begin. Since aluminum first became commercially viable in the early 20th century, it has been used by the military in a … Read More

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Aluminum Alloys In Racing

Aluminum has been transformative for too many industries to name, but one that people don’t often consider is automobile racing. This may be because if fans of auto racing are asked about what materials are most important to their sport, … Read More

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Even The Wright Brothers Used Aluminum!

Aluminum has been instrumental in transforming any number of industries. This amazing metal has positively impacted sectors such as automotive, food and beverage, medical supplies, architecture, consumer electronics and more. There may not be any industry more closely identified with … Read More

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How Strong Is Aluminum?

How Strong Is Aluminum? Aluminum has a lot of amazing features. It’s famous for being extremely lightweight and has a great deal of flexibility, making it adaptable to any number of applications. It’s 100 percent recyclable, and thus one of … Read More

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Aluminum Uses in Aircraft

Aluminum is an amazing metal that has transformed many different industries over the past one hundred years. Nowhere is this probably more true than the aircraft industry. Due to aluminum’s advantages over other metals, including its light weight and incredible … Read More

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Determining The Right Aluminum Bar For Your Application

Aluminum is an amazing metal that has had a great impact on modern industry.  Its versatility and adaptability mean that it can be used in numerous applications, more cost effective and with greater durability than many other materials.  No matter … Read More

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What Is The Aluminum Numbering System?

Aluminum is one of the most amazing metals on Earth. Since its introduction more than a century ago, it has rapidly transformed nearly every industry thanks to its many beneficial properties, such as a high strength to weight ratio, excellent … Read More

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What is Manifold Quality Bar?

The amazing thing about aluminum is the tremendous diversity of alloys that are available for manufacturers and designers. Its unique combination of properties makes aluminum a versatile material for construction and engineering, among many other industries. One of the most … Read More

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Cryogenic Forming of Aluminum

The last century has seen huge developments in the use of aluminum across nearly every industry.  Because of aluminum’s light weight, tremendous strength, and formability, the material has become indispensable for many manufacturers, designers, and architects. And with the advent … Read More

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ATP-5 vs K100S

When it comes time to select an aluminum tooling plate product, manufacturers, no matter what the industry, must consider a number of factors that will impact the efficiency, quality, and cost of the production process. Two of the most popular … Read More

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The Best Aluminum Alloys For Molds

A lot of considerations go into industrial moldmaking, but many producers focus only on the bottom line. The drive to reduce costs affects every part of the production process, and so finding a material that not only meets all the … Read More

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Best Aluminum Alloys for Tooling

In manufacturing, tooling is the process of producing the required components and machines for any given job. Manufacturing aids, or tools, including jigs, gauges, fixtures, molds, cutting tools, and specialized patterns that are of limited use on a specific production … Read More

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Which Aluminum Alloy Bends Best?

bending aluminum

“Which aluminum alloy bends the best?” is a a common question customers want the answer to. In this post, we’ll explain it to you. Background In high purity forms, aluminum is soft and ductile. Bending is a delicate and demanding … Read More

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How Different Alloys Were Developed

6061 Aluminum Square

An alloy is a mixture of at least two or more metallic elements, usually made for the purpose of creating a new product which has greater strength and/or corrosion resistance. In this post, we’ll share how different alloys were developed. … Read More

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What Are The Advantages of the Cast Tool & Jig Plate?

Cast Tool & Jig plate (CT&J) is a generic reference for several different types or name brands of CT&J plates.  The two brand name CT&J plates Clinton carries are the Vista ATP-5 and the Alpase K100-S plates, which are both … Read More

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2000 SERIES Alpase metals 2000 series size capabilities Grade Duramold 2 Metals Size Capabilities Alpase M1 Data Sheet Grade M1 size capabilities Grade 2024 – Text data sheet Grade Duramold 2 Data Sheet Grade Duramold-2 Welding Data Grade M1 – … Read More