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Aerospace Aluminium Tube

L117 Aerospace Aluminium Tube

L117 is an aerospace tubular product based on 6061 aluminium alloy.


L117 aluminium tube is the least expensive and most versatile of the heat-treatable alloys. It is a medium to high strength heat-treatable material with enhanced corrosion resistance and medium fatigue strength. L117 is a tubular product supplied in the T6 annealed condition. The material provides excellent weldability and formability and is readily disposed to furnace brazing. The alloy finds typical usage in heavy-duty structures.


L117 aluminium tubes offer medium to high strength. The material is a heat-treatable alloy which has very good corrosion resistance.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Aircraft structures
  • Pylons & towers
  • Rail coaches
  • Shipbuilding
  • Motorboats
  • Truck bodies

We stock L117 in round tube, rectangular tube and square 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 L117 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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