Hydraulically Tested Aluminium Tube
L118 is based on the aluminium material designation 6061.
L118 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. L118 is a tube product supplied in the T6 annealed condition, hydraulically tested, offering excellent weldability and formability and is readily disposed to furnace brazing. The alloy is typically used in heavy duty structures.
L118 aluminium tubes offer very good corrosion resistance. It is a medium to high strength alloy with medium fatigue strength.
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.
- Truck bodies
- Pylons & towers
- Rail coaches
- Aircraft structures
We offer L118 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 at a local level.
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