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CONTAL® 7000 SeriesCONTAL® 7000 Series

High Strength Alloy Plate

Contal is a high strength alloy plate product which has very high zinc, magnesium and copper content. Based on the 7xxx series alloys, Contal has a higher yield and ultimate strength than general commercial aluminium alloys. The material benefits from good machinability. Corrosion resistance is moderate in inland atmosphere and critical in marine atmosphere. The alloy is supplied in the T651 temper.

Key Features:

CONTAL is stronger than general commercial aluminium alloys. Available in the T651 temper condition, the alloy has excellent strength and fatigue properties with good machinability. Up to 80% in machining time can be saved when compared with steel plate.

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.



Download CONTAL® 7000 Series Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Stamping tools
  • Punching tools
  • Highly stressed components
  • Potential replacement for low & medium strength steels
  • Machine construction


Smiths Metal Centres has processing operations at all our UK service centre locations. We have a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line and with more than 30 power saws across the Group, we can cut your material to your size requirements.

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