Aluminum in its various forms is stocked in a range of strengths varying from that of Specification 1100-0 (which has a yield strength of around 5000 lbs. per square inch) to that of Specification 7075-T6 (yield strength of about 70,000 lbs. per square inch).Here are a few typical applications within the range of these specifications –
Utility Sheet, is used for all general sheet metal work such as flashings, ductwork, lining walls, etc.
1100-0 is used primarily for spinning and deep drawing operations such as utensils, ornaments, etc.
1100-H14 and 3003-H14 are specification alloys used for general forming operations. 5005-H14 similar in physical characteristics to 3003-H14 with superior corrosion resistance and a homogenous smooth surface finish suitable for anodizing. This alloy is suitable for curtain walls, decorative trim, control panel boxes and signs, etc. 5052-H32 and H34is a superior strength alloy of good forming qualities and is especially suited for Marine applications. 5454-H32 is a sister alloy to 5083 with a lower rating to stress corrosion when functioning in the 150°F to 300°F range. Typical uses are truck dump bodies, tanker trucks, exhaust stacks, chemical handling tanks on vessels, etc. 6061-T6 is an excellent all purpose alloy, having high strength and good corrosion resistance. It is used for all structural applications such as mine cars, logging chutes, and ship construction. Painted Aluminum: 1100, 3003, 3105, 5005 and 5052 are just some of common alloys available in painted product. Painted aluminum is produced in a broad range of mechanical properties and the spectrum of finishes includes high durability exterior coatings, specialized epoxies, polyesters, textured polyesters, fluorocarbons and metallics as well as wash coat primers. Standard colours can be selected from or custom colour matching can be done to specification. Most coatings are available on one and two sides.