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Aerospace Aluminium Tube

L116 Aerospace Aluminium Tube

L116 is a cold drawn aluminium tube product which has high corrosion resistance with slightly higher strength than 1050A.

99% Aluminium Content

he basis of L116 aluminium tube is aluminium alloy material designation 1200; the alloy also boasts high thermal conductivity and reflectivity although this is not relatively as high as 1050. L116 has a 99% minimum requirement for aluminium content and yet is still classed as a non-heat-treatable commercially pure aluminium.


L116 aluminium tubes offer very good weldability and are easily joined. With very good atmospheric corrosion resistance, the alloy has high thermal conductivity properties.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Boiler fabrication
  • Aerospace components
  • Industrial pressure vessels (food sector)
  • Processing equipment (chemical, pharmaceutical)
  • Kitchenware
  • Sheet metal work

We stock L116 in round tube.

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 L116 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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