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While Aluminium has many beneficial properties on its own, Clad Aluminium products can bring further benefits to manufacturers in need of innovative material solutions. By combining Aluminium with other precision metals, it is possible to create a material that capitalises on the superior properties that do not exist in a single metal. These properties include strength, corrosion resistance, thermal and electric conductivity, weight, surface finish, cost, even material availability.
Typical Materials include: Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502 Stainless Steel: 301, 304, 430
Typical Materials include: Copper: C1100 (C101), C10200 Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502
Typical Materials include: Nickel Alloy: 201, Copper: C1100 (C101), C10200, Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502, Stainless Steel: 301, 304, 430
Clad products are made by bonding at least one layer of metal onto another. There are many benefits to choosing Clad Metals, particularly when a complex blend of chemical and mechanical properties are required. Whilst Copper has uses in a wide range of applications, due to excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, it is a relatively costly material. As a result, manufacturers are increasingly choosing Clad Aluminium as a lower cost alternative. When comparing Clad Aluminium to Copper, it has the added benefits of superior durability and is lighter in weight. Equally, it offers many of the advantages of Aluminium but is actually stronger than Pure Aluminium. A key benefit for manufacturers using Clad Aluminium, other than cost, is superior heat transfer performance and corrosion resistance.
Designers, engineers and manufacturers are increasingly turning to clad metals to provide material solutions, created by demanding environments and applications. The properties of Clad Aluminium lend themselves to many such applications, including brazed heat exchangers for the Automotive and Aerospace industries.
In our current era of manufacturing, environmental concerns have become an increasing priority to designers, manufacturers and end users. Clad Aluminium’s environmental benefits are similar to Pure and Alloyed Aluminium, as it is also easy, quick and cost effective to recycle.
Modern manufacturing increasingly requires an innovative approach to overcoming a variety of challenges, including material costs, manufacturing lead times, changes to end uses and environments, and even material availability. With complex and competing demands, a single material cannot always provide a single solution. As a result, composite materials are a rapidly growing industry, and manufacturers are turning to these custom alternatives for applications across multiple sectors.
The array of clad metal configurations provides manufacturers with the opportunity to tailor-make the optimum material for their needs. Clad aluminium is one of the most popular material choices owing to the availability and low cost of aluminium alongside its many beneficial mechanical properties.
While Clad Aluminium use in construction applications is fairly common, we actually encounter Clad Materials on a daily basis. This material offers manufacturers many beneficial qualities, and it can be found in a wide variety of products, from decorative items such as jewellery and watches to functional uses, including currency and countless electronic devices. Clad Metal is both an economical and practical choice for a wide variety of applications and sectors, including Aerospace, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Construction, Telecommunications, Domestic Appliances, Electronics, Medical and Defence, use Clad Metals for this reason. In addition to being widely used in electrical component production, the aerospace industry extensively uses Clad Metals in the manufacture of jet engine components, shielding and other components.
Sourcing the right material for a wide range of products is our speciality. Through exclusive supplier partnerships, we can offer you a bespoke clad metal solution to meet your needs. If you would like help in finding the right product for you, get in touch with our Sales Team today.
|CLAD ALUMINIUM RANGE|
|Base Material||Cladding Material||Cladding Thickness||Thickness (mm)||Width (mm)||Temper|
|3003||4004, 4045, 4343, 7072 (on one or both sides)||2.5% ± 1%||0.30 - 3.00||900 - 1350||F, O, H111, H14, H16, H18, H22, H24, H26, H28|
|3% ± 1%|
|4% ± 1%|
|5% ± 1%|
|6.5% ± 1.5%|
|7.5% ± 1.5%|
|10% ± 2%|
|12% ± 2%||3.10 - 6.00||900 - 1350||F, O, H111, H12, H22, H24|
|13% ± 2%|
|14% ± 2.5%|
|14% ± 3%|
|15% ± 2.5%|
|15% ± 3%|
|Other specifications available upon request.|
|CLAD METAL RANGE|
|Base Material (Substrate)||Inlay Material||Substrate Thickness||Substrate Width||Inlay Depth|
|Aluminium Alloys, Copper Alloys, Bronze, Nickel Alloys, Stainless Steel Alloys||Aluminium Alloys, Copper Alloys, Stainless Steel Alloys, Nickel Alloys||0.05 mm - 2.54 mm (0.002” - 0.100”)||upto 7.00”||2-40% of the total thickness from 2.54 mm (0.100”)|
|Other material combinations are available upon request, including Titanium and Magnesium. Please contact our Sales Team with your requirements.|
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