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2021-04-07

What is aluminum tooling plate?

Aluminum is not only highly sought after for its wide variety of alloys, but also its amazing versatility can be used in various shapes, sizes and use cases. Aluminum tooling plate is one of the aluminum products. The term cast tool & jig plate, also known as CT&J, is a common name that includes several types of plates. Made of ultra-fine grained aluminum alloy without internal stress. These plates are known for their internal stability, which ensures minimal movement during processing. The commonly used alloy series for aluminum tooling plate include 5000 series, 6000 series and 7000 series aluminum alloys.

aluminum tooling plate

The special feature of aluminum tooling plate

Aluminum tooling plate is a machined product with a flat surface and good surface finish on both sides (top and bottom); easy to process, and almost no deformation after processing; if the processing method is proper, the tolerance is very small, basically in the thousandths , The tolerance is very strict. If your next project requires strict dimensional control and flatness, this aluminum plate is the best choice.

Aluminum tooling plate vs 6061

Aluminum tooling plate 6061 aluminum plate is a general-purpose aluminum material, and it is also the standard first choice for many industries. The main alloying elements are silicon and magnesium, and it is also a heat-treatable alloy. Usually used in structural applications, one of the main benefits of choosing 6061 aluminum tool plates is the versatility of the alloy. The ideal material for electronics and agriculture is 6061 aluminum alloy. Other applications include storage tanks, hydraulic cylinders, pipes, construction, and even sporting goods.

Aluminum tooling plate vs 6061

5083 aluminum tooling plate

Using 5083 aluminum sheet as raw material, it has been developed to provide higher performance than bare aluminum sheet. Its typical characteristics include excellent flatness tolerance, excellent corrosion resistance, extremely low residual stress, good homogeneity, and good technical anodizing performance. With reference to the application fields of 5083 aluminum plate, 5083 aluminum tooling plate is often used in some fields that require 5083 alloy characteristics.

Features of aluminum tooling plate

Since the raw material of aluminum tooling plate is aluminum, its weight is about one-third of that of steel plate. This generally eliminates the need for heavy handling equipment for installation or setup, and reduces the load on guide rails and screws.

It has high corrosion resistance, so it does not require any protective treatment.

You don't have to worry about how to dispose of these materials when your tools are out of date. The recycling value of aluminum tooling plates is higher than that of steel tooling plates.

Cast aluminum tool plates are used in occasions that require minimum processing deformation and flatness, but the requirements for strength are not high.

This material cannot be heat treated. The conductivity of the cast aluminum tool plate is 36% of copper.

5083 aluminum tooling plate

Use of aluminum tooling plate

It is widely used in industrial applications, as well as in the automotive and aerospace industries. Including: welding jigs, drill jigs, vacuum suction cups, auto tools, aircraft parts, electronic components, Robotics, food and packaging machinery, etc. Assemble fixtures and fixtures, Hydro press form blocks, templates, Index tables, printing machinery parts, rubber and plastic molds, prototypes, medical instruments, CNC routing tables, circuit printers, etc. Aluminum non-strength applications that require stability and flatness.

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