Custom aluminum nameplates are one of the most popular types of plates due to its light weight, versatility, durability and wide variety of alloys. Aluminum is considered to be one of the most abundant metals on earth. This non-ferrous metal is often used in alloy form, being combined with metals such as zinc, copper, and manganese to improve on its inherent qualities. Although rare, this particular material can be used in its pure form, only when workability and corrosion resistance is the main requirement and not durability or strength.
Aluminum alloys are made into what are called “series”. These alloys are given four-digit designations, which indicate the alloy use, main features, and how much pure aluminum can be found in the alloy. These series range from the 1000 series to the 8000 series, with the former being the type that has the most aluminum in it. The succeeding series after the initial are combined with very specific metals, such as 2000 being combined with copper and 3000 being combined with manganese. Nameplates commonly works with 5052 and 6061 alloys for creating custom aluminum nameplates.
Each aluminum series has its own specific uses. For instance, the 2000 series were primarily crafted for use with aerospace requirements (but was later replaced by the 7000 series), and the 5000 series is made generally for use with marine applications. For our custom aluminum nameplates, we often use 1100, 3003, 5052 or 6061 alloy. The 3003 alloy is used when strength and good corrosion resistance are both needed. We offer other aluminum alloys based on product requirements as well.
Available Aluminum Thicknesses:
.002”, .012”, .016”, .020,”, .025”, .032”, .050”, .064”, .125″
For more information on the thicknesses used for custom aluminum nameplates, visit our Material Specifications Page.