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L56 Aluminium TubesL56

Hydraulically Tested Aluminium Tube

L56 is an alloyed non-heat treatable tube product where higher mechanical properties are required together with a degree of formability.

Hydraulically tested, L56 alloy tubes are supplied in the 'O' temper condition. Boasting very good corrosion resistance, the material is ideally suited for offshore applications. Normal, industrial and marine atmospheres promote few problems. L56 aluminium alloy tubes are based on the 5251 aluminium material designation.

Key Features:

L56 aluminium tubes are easily welded and offer reasonable cold formability with good anodising properties. The alloy also offers very good corrosion resistance particularly in marine atmospheres.

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.

Download L56 Aluminium Tube Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Architectural panelling
  • Welded structures
  • Offshore applications
  • Cabinets
  • Appliances
  • Pressure vessels
  • Panelling

We offer L56 in pipe/tube.


As part of our in-house processing options, Smiths offer tube cutting and honing services where we process your material to your individual needs.

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