Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication

Workhorse metal gets the job done for a wide variety of industries

Aluminum is among the most popular sheet metal materials, and it’s easy to see why. The metal is lightweight, strong, and generally resistant to corrosion. 

We offer three types of aluminum via our sheet metal fabrication service: 

  • Aluminum 5052-H32: Very good corrosion resistance, weldability, moderately strong. Often used in appliances, lighting, wire, and rivets. 
  • Aluminum 6061-T651/T6: High corrosion resistance, excellent appearance after anodizing, highly formable. Used for camera lens mounts, hardware, aircraft fittings, pistons, valves, bike frames. 
  • Aluminum 5754 (via Protolabs Network): Excellent corrosion resistance, highly weldable, strong. Often used in automotive and marine applications as rivets and bodywork.  

 


An aluminum sheet metal part

An aluminum sheet metal part with multiple bends, slots, and countersinks.


Key Benefits of Aluminum

  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Corrosion resistant

Applications for Aluminum Sheet Metal

  • Automotive parts
  • Electronic chassis
  • Marine components

  Ultimate Tensile Strength Elongation % Hardness (Rockwell) Shear
Aluminum 5052-H32 28 KSI (193 MPa) 12 60 20 KSI (138 MPa)
Aluminum 6061-T651/T6 45 KSI (310 MPa) 12 95 30 KSI (207 MPa)
Aluminum 5754 39.2 KSI (270 MPa) 14 80 23.2 KSI (160 MPa)
Post-processing finishing

Finishing Options

  • Anodizing
  • Chromate
  • Hardware insertion and riveting
  • Plating
  • Powder coating
  • Silk screening
  • Welding