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Aerospace Aluminium Bar

L160 Aerospace Aluminium Bar

L160 is a high strength aerospace aluminium bar product with 5.1% to 6.1% zinc alloy produced in extruded bar and profile form. The product is solution treated and artificially over-aged to achieve the best stress corrosion resistance and controlled stretched (T73511 condition).


L160 aluminium is a high strength alloy which offers fair resistance to atmospheric corrosive attack. The alloy has good machinability and is used extensively in aerospace, defence and high technology applications.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Aerospace Components
  • High Technology Applications

We stock L160 in flats, round bar and square bar.

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 L160 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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