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alimex cast plate has excellent stability, flatness and our bespoke heat treatment homogenises and removes internal stresses within the fine-grained pore-free aluminium cast structure. The result is good machinability for close tolerances and manufacturing efficiency.
|alimex Cast Plate||Rolled Plate|
|Flatness||Deviation 0,13 -0,4mm||Deviation 3,00-9,5mm|
|Surface Finish||<0,3μ||Typical 80pμ- 115μ|
|Thickness Tolerance||+1-0,1mm||+1-0,3 - 3,3mm|
Thickness 5 -300mm 8- 1060mm Sawn
|Stability||Very Stable,||Not Guaranteed|
|ACP5080 in many circumstances can replace 5083 / 6061 /6082 Rolled Plate and MIC 6 cast Plate|
|Mechanical Properties||ACP 5080 (R)||6061/6082||5083 H111|
|Ultimate Tensile Strength Rm||240-290 MPa||Min. 275 MPa||255-350 Mpa|
|0.2% Yield Strength Rp 0.2||110-130 MPa||Min. 230 MPa||Min. 105 Mpa|
|Elongation A50mm%||Min. 15||6-7||16|
|Hardness Brinell (HB)||Min. 70||Min. 83||Min. 69|
|Density||2.66 g/cm3||2.66 g/cm3||2.70 g/cm3|
|Modulus Elasticity (kN/mm2)||70||70||71|
|Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K)||110-140 W/mk||170-220 W/mk||110-140 W/mk|
|Coeff. of Thermal Expansion (10-6/K)||24.2*10-6k||23.4*10-6k||24.2*10-6k|
|Electrical Conductivity (m/Ohm-mm2)||16-19 MS/m||24-32 MS/m||16-19 MS/m|
We stock machined cast tooling plates in thicknesses from 5mm to 100mm, machined rolled tooling plate in thicknesses from 6mm to 70mm thick and sawn cast block from 20mm to 300mm. Standard plate sizes are 3020 x 1520, 3670 x 1570. We also keep a limited number plates from our GIANT series 2160 x 4000. Other sizes are available from our parent company in Germany with a lead time of approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
Our standard lead times for cut plates and blocks is between 24 and 48 hours.
alimex have partnered with a select few logistics firms who have been vetted and approved. We are confident our delivery partners will maintain the same high standards we’ve set for our cast aluminium and the high quality and support standards our clients are accustomed to.
alimex have attained ISO9001 accreditation. All work is inspected and checked prior to shipment. Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) data and inspection reports are available on request, but must be requested at the point of order.
Client’s orders are managed within our bespoke order processing and manufacturing software. Orders can be tracked at any stage of manufacture, packaging and delivery. The software further supports our production with cutting optimisation to ensure minimal wastage and production efficiency.
2.2 mill certificates can be supplied for cast material and 3.1 mill certificates and be supplied for rolled material on request. Alimex standard practice is to supply a certificate of conformity with every order.
We hold the latest CAD/CAM software and can work with 2D and 3D dxf, dwg, step, iges, sat and stl files.
We have our own in-house heat treatment and homogenising equipment for aluminium billets, plates and blocks
Innovation, Expertise, Quality. Aluminium has a wealth of compelling properties that constantly open up innovative possibilities for use. New applications and products are being launched on the market at ever more frequent intervals. As a future-oriented company, we react to this progress in a targeted manner and consciously invest in research and development, entirely in line with the maxim “innovation through investment“.
Material development, chemical composition testing, sample preparation, macroscopic and microscopic appraisal, mechanical properties testing, surface finishing of sample pieces, heat treatment of sample pieces.
Through intensive research & development we have successfully developed and produced ACP5080 Eloxpure® which will achieve the best possible finishing specification for anodising and hard anodising. Eloxpure® consistently offers substantially improved anodising, with maximum technical and visual performance.