Aluminum’s unique properties – including durability, softness, affordability and corrosion-resistance – make it the most popular material for CNC machining. The adaptability of aluminum machining allows manufacturers to create precise, integral parts for a wide variety of industries, from aeronautics to military to electronics and more. With three decades of experience as a high-end machine shop, Reading Plastic can meet all your aluminum machining needs, no matter the application.
Aluminum is a lightweight, durable, relatively soft metal that still maintains a good strength-to-weight ratio. It is both non-magnetic and non-flammable, has a low density, and is a good conductor of heat and electricity (although not as good as copper). It has excellent ductility (the ability of a metal to be formed or pressed into another shape without fracturing) and malleability (the ability to be easily formed by hammering or rolling), making it an excellent material for machining.
Aluminum alloys have excellent corrosion resistance and high strength. They are sensitive to high temperatures and can lose some of their strength between 392°F and 482°F, but their strength can actually increase at subzero temperatures, making them the perfect choice for low-temperature applications. Some of the most common aluminum alloys include:
From automobile engines and aircraft fittings, to parts for marine vessels and military vehicles, Reading Plastic can machine the precision aluminum parts you need. With CNC aluminum machining you get:
We have been machining to strict standards for over three decades and are ISO 9001:2008 compliant, so you can count on our quality and management. We have machined parts for every branch of the armed forces and frequently machine parts under non-disclosure agreements for both private industry and government clients.
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