Aerospace Aluminium Tube
Aluminium tube is produced to UK aerospace specifications in a wide variety of alloys
We carry a comprehensive range of aerospace aluminium tubes to British and international standard specifications – Our stock range includes L54
and the majority of this stock is manufactured by the seamless drawn process which gives our products close internal and external tolerances ensuring the strength and structural integrity of the material is maintained.
Modern mills are able to produce aerospace aluminium tube to many different tempers allowing for maximum flexibility in the design process. Dimensional stability of the material, during and after machining operations is usually important, especially if significant amounts of metal are removed. Stress relieving at the mill will minimise subsequent distortion. A variety of production techniques can be used to produce different properties including direct/indirect extrusion, porthole extrusion and various drawing techniques.
We have the flexibility and diversity to be able to offer our clients a product that can be made to suit their own particular requirements on short lead times. The physical and mechanical properties of the product vary a great deal depending on the alloy and the heat treatment employed, making the correct product selection a critical aspect. We support our customers with experienced and highly trained staff who support our customers specifically in the aerospace sector. Smiths are also unique in having our own UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory – we therefore offer unrivalled levels of in-house product testing and technical support.
We offer a complete processing service which is available at our Head Office and 14 UK service centres ensuring we are a one-stop shop for all your aerospace aluminium tube supply needs. This means that your aluminium tubing products can be cut to suit your specific size requirements.
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