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L163 / L164 / L165

Aerospace Aluminium Sheet

L163 Aerospace Aluminium Sheet

L163 / L164 / L165 aluminium sheet - a high strength rolled sheet product containing 3.9 to 5% copper and clad with 1050A aluminium alloy. Our product is solution heat-treated, cold worked and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition, to achieve the T3 condition.


L163 / L164 / L165 aluminium sheet has fair resistance to atmospheric corrosion attack. The alloy offers improved machinability and excellent anodising capabilities.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Defence components
  • High Technology Applications
  • Aerospace components

We stock L163 / L164 / L165 in sheet and strip.

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 L163 / L164 / L165 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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