ALUMINIUM TOOLING PLATE


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Aluminium Tooling Plate
Aluminium Tooling Plate
Aluminium Tooling Plate

Aluminium tooling plate is a term used to describe a range of proprietary aluminium plate alloys that have been developed by mills around the world to offer improved performance over basic 5000, 6000 and 7000 grades. Both cast and wrought products are available but care should be taken to match the right product to the application as these specialised alloys have specific properties.

Mechanical strength and corrosion resistance can be important considerations but dimensional stability during and after heavy machining operations must also be considered in many applications. Dimensional stability and precision are key properties that give these alloys the advantage over standard aluminium plate alloys.

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Available Products

ALPLAN®

5000 series

A high precision wrought aluminium plate designed to meet the most stringent requirements for size and shape stability under the most extreme machining whilst minimising total life costs. Good natural corrosion resistance.

CERTAL®

7000 series

The ideal aluminium plate for mould tools. This wrought alloy has good machinability allowing for faster production times and it can be spark eroded. This combined with good shape stability and corrosion resistance make it a superior alternative to steel.

CONTAL®

7000 series

A specialised wrought aluminium tooling plate with maximum possible strength allied to excellent machinability and very good shape stability. This alloy is the optimum solution for very highly stressed parts.

UNIDAL®

7000 series

An ultra-high precision, pre-milled, high strength, wrought aluminium tooling plate designed to replace traditional medium/high strength aluminium or steel plates with significant gains in shape stability and reduced total lifetime costs.

KASTAL® 100

5000 series

A precision cast aluminium specialty plate with fine grain structure and low porosity. It is supplied with a sawn finish on all six sides and is designed to meet stringent requirements for size and shape stability whilst significantly reducing through costs.

KASTAL® 300

5000 series

A high precision cast aluminium tooling plate designed to meet stringent requirements for size and shape stability. Supplied to close tolerances on thickness and flatness however ALPLAN and UNIDAL are recommended for more demanding applications.

5000 series

A high strength 5000 series cast aluminium tooling plate produced by Alimex. Controlled casting and heat treatment give a high quality homogeneous material with very good dimensional stability. ACP 5080R is supplied with a very fine sawn finish on all six sides.

ACP 5080P

5000 series

A high strength 5000 series cast aluminium tooling plate produced by Alimex. Controlled casting and heat treatment give a high quality homogeneous material with very good dimensional stability. ACP 5080P is supplied with a machined finish top and bottom.

Aerospace
Alloys

See Aerospace Aluminium Plate, Aerospace Aluminium Sheet.

Kastal is a registered trade mark of Smiths Metal Centres Ltd