L117 is based on the aluminium material designation 6061.
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 very good corrosion resistance and medium fatigue strength. L117 is a tube product supplied in the T6 annealed condition, offering excellent weldability and formability and is readily disposed to furnace brazing. The alloy is typically used 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.
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.
- Aircraft structures
- Truck bodies
- Pylons & towers
- Rail coaches
We offer L117 in pipe/tube.
As part of our in-house processing options, Smiths offers dedicated tube cutting and honing services at our Head Office and local service centres - processing operations are therefore available on your doorstep.
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