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Aluminium Tooling Plate

CERTAL® Aluminium Tooling Plate

Based on 7000 series aluminium, CERTAL® is an aluminium tooling plate product which offers a combination of excellent machinability, shape stability and high strength.

Industrial Tooling

The alloy is an ideal choice in the production of industrial tooling, including injection blow moulds which are used to create plastic bottles and containers. CERTAL® can also be used in the production of heating plates, mechanical guides, tooling supports, jigs and fixtures. The alloy is available in the T651 temper.


CERTAL® is a high tensile strength heavy plate product supplied in the T651 temper condition. It is an ideal product for industrial tooling with excellent shape stability and machinability.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Industrial tools
  • Heating plates
  • Mechanical guides
  • Tooling supports
  • Jigs
  • Injection blow-moulds

We stock CERTAL® in plate and sheet.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for CERTAL® is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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