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L118 is an aerospace aluminium tube product 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. Supplied in the T6 annealed condition, the material is hydraulically tested and provides 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.
Commercial applications for this engineering material include:
We stock L118 in round tube.
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.
A technical datasheet for L118 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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