L16 / L17
Aerospace aluminium sheet grade L16/L17 has high corrosion resistance with slightly higher strength than 1050a.
The alloy also boasts high thermal conductivity and reflectivity although this is not quite as high as 1050. The alloy has a 99% minimum requirement for aluminium content and yet is still classed as a non heat-treatable commercially pure aluminium. Alloy L16 is temper designation H14 or H24, Alloy L17 is 'O' temper.
L16 / L17 aluminium sheet has high thermal conductivity and very good weldability. The alloy is easily joined and has high anodising capability. The material offers very good resistance to atmospheric corrosion.
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.
- Aerospace components
- General fabrication
- Processing equipment (chemical, pharmaceutical)
- Sheet metal work
- Boiler fabrication
- Industrial pressure vessels (food sector)
We offer L16 / L17 aluminium in sheet form.
As part of our processing options, Smiths offer in-house guillotining services, where your sheets can be cut to your exact size requirements, making it closer to the finished size you need.
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