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M82 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

M82 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

M82 is a heat-treated precision plate product produced in 6082 T651 aluminium. This plate product offers a range of excellent performance characteristics when compared with standard 6082.


Combining excellent machinability and stability, M82 can be machined consistently from one batch to another without the need for changes in machine setup. As the product is manufactured to tighter tolerances, wastage, when producing finished components, can be kept to a minimum. As a result of these qualities, M82 offers machine shops an accurate, consistent and cost-effective material solution.

Superior Flatness

The surface of the material is a bright linished finish on both sides, resulting in a product with an aesthetically appealing appearance. Resultant tests also confirm M82's suitability to anodising. Superior flatness is achieved by levelling and controlled stretching operations. The alloy can be machined using standard machining equipment, including cutting and punch drilling.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Component manufacture and accurate machining operations
  • Precision tooling
  • High technology applications

We stock M82 in plate.

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 M82 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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