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Aluminium Tooling Plate

UNIDAL® Aluminium Tooling Plate

UNIDAL® is a high strength precision plate product which is milled on both sides and offers a unique combination of high mechanical strength with outstanding dimensional stability; this high-strength tooling plate product is also based on 7xxx series aluminium alloys.

Reduced Finishing

The need for further operations such as reworking, rough-milling and finishing are reduced dramatically due to the materials very low internal stress which drastically reduces the possibility of deformation within the plates. Unidal is available in the T651 temper.


UNIDAL® benefits from high mechanical stress with low internal stress. With outstanding dimensional stability, the alloy promotes cost savings due to a reduction in machining times.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Reference plates
  • Jigs
  • Transport tables

We stock UNIDAL® in plate and sheet.

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 UNIDAL® 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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