In its pure form, aluminium is easily worked and possesses a high level of corrosion resistance but its low strength reduces the applications for which it is suitable. When alloyed, however, aluminium becomes an extremely versatile and widely used material, improved strength, corrosion resistance, ductility, workability, weldability and machinability are all possible.

We laser cut aluminium of various grades in thicknesses from 0.5mm – 20mm

We laser cut Aluminium in these thicknesses

Material (mm) 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.5 2 2.5 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 15 20 25
Aluminium 1050 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 1050 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 1050 Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Aluminium 5251 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5251 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5251 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5251 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5251 Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available
Aluminium 5083 Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5083 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5083 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5083 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 5083 Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Not available
Aluminium 6082 Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Not available Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 6082 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 6082 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 6082 Kept in stock - laser cut aluminium 6082 Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Kept in stock Not available
Key Kept in stock In stock Available to orderAvailable to order (lead times vary) Not availableNot available
Material Available in
Aluminium 1050 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm,
1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2mm,
2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm,
5mm, 6mm
Aluminium 5251 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm,
1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2mm,
2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm,
5mm, 6mm
Aluminium 5083 3mm, 4mm, 5mm,
6mm, 8mm, 10mm,
12mm, 15mm,
20mm, 25mm
Aluminium 6082 3mm, 4mm, 5mm,
6mm, 8mm, 10mm,
12mm, 15mm,
20mm, 25mm

Protective Film

Aluminium between the thicknesses of 0.9mm and 3mm can be ordered with a protective plastic coating which is specifically designed for fibre laser cutting. This will help keep the A face of the product scratch free and will give some protection during the fabrication process.

Protective film can be ordered for 4mm to 6mm but due to the cutting process it normally comes off.

We laser cut Aluminium in these grades

Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required. Alloy 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly reflective finish.

Applications for 1050 Aluminium

  • Chemical process plant equipment
  • Food industry containers
  • Architectural flashings
  • Lamp reflectors

Aluminium alloy 5251 is a medium strength alloy possessing good ductility and therefore good formability. An alloyed non-heat treatable rolled aluminium designed for general sheet metal work where higher mechanical properties are required alongside some formability. Alloy 5251 has a good surface finish and high corrosion resistance particularly in marine environments.

  • Boats and marine structures
  • Panelling and pressings
  • Aircraft parts and vehicle panels
  • Furniture tubing
  • Silos and Containers
  • Welded structures

5083 aluminium alloy is the highest strength of all non-treatable aluminium alloys, it is known for exceptional performance in extreme environments being highly resistant to attack by both seawater and industrial chemical environments. Alloy 5083 also retains exceptional strength after welding. It has the highest strength of the non-heat treatable alloys but is not recommended for use in temperatures in excess of 65°C.

Applications for 5083 Aluminium

  • Shipbuilding
  • Rail cars and vehicle bodies
  • Tip truck bodies
  • Mine skips and cages
  • Pressure vessels

6082 Aluminium is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys and is known as a structural alloy, it has replaced 6061 in many applications. In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy.

APPLICATIONS FOR 6082 ALUMINIUM

Highly stressed applications such as:

  • Roof trusses
  • Bridges and cranes
  • Transport applications
  • Ore skips
  • Beer barrels and milk churns

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