Our 6061 aluminum alloy (aircraft grade) is a precipitation-hardened aluminum. We like this metal for its strength, toughness and excellent corrosion resistance. It's one of the most common alloys for general purpose use.
6061 is also the best aluminum for welding. If you're looking for a weldable and super strong alternative to standard aluminum, 6061 is the ticket.
Optional Clean Cut:
Our aluminum alloy can be laser cut using high-purity nitrogen to give you a reduced oxide, semi-clean edge. Using nitrogen as an assist gas reduces oxides from forming during the cutting process, so your parts are easier to paint, powder coat or weld without much additional processing like grinding or sanding. Contact us for a quote if your parts require Clean Cut.
Laser-cut aluminum will have a bit of dross buildup on the underside of your part(s). This is a normal occurrence from the cutting process. Due to manufacturing variables, your parts may also have small cosmetic imperfections/scratches. If you require a cosmetically-perfect finish, additional processing is available for a fee. Contact us at email@example.com or make a note on your order to discuss options.