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Aluminum Machining Services

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Aluminum Machining Services
Aluminum Machining Services

Aluminum CNC machining services allow manufacturers to create precision-machined parts that play integral roles in a variety of industries. Aluminum, in particular, is the most popular material to manipulate through CNC machining thanks to several notable properties including affordability, durability, softness, and corrosion-resistance.

Richardson Metals Aluminum CNC Machining Capabilities

Richardson Metals has two 3-axis CNC HAAS machining centers in-house. We can offer semi-finished or finished parts for your prototyping or production requirements.

Aluminum machined prototypes are commonly produced according to a variety of alloys. The most used alloy is the 6061-T6, which is used in electronics, transportation, aerospace, and military industries, among others.

Aluminum alloys are low in density but high in strength. Our CNC machines can manufacture unique and quality aluminum prototypes. Automated CNC milling is the perfect choice for high speed, close tolerance, small and large production runs.

Custom Aluminum Extrusions Machined by Richardson Metals

6061 Aluminum alloy is a precipitation hardened aluminum alloy, containing magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties, exhibits good weldability and is very commonly extruded (second in popularity only to 6063). It is one of the most common alloys of aluminum for general purpose use. Typical properties of aluminum alloy 6061 include: medium to high strength and toughness, good surface finish, excellent corrosion resistance to atmospheric conditions, good corrosion resistance to sea water, easily anodized, good weldability and good workability. Aluminum alloy 6061 is one of the most extensively used in precision extrusion and machining.

In addition to our CNC machining capabilities, Richardson Metals also offers custom shape extrusions to near net tolerances to minimize the need for machining. If your project requires custom-shaped aluminum extrusions, contact our team for further details and we’ll offer a clear view of our options for fulfillment.

Richardson Metals’ Aluminum Extrusion Capabilities

We maintain a 14,400 square foot facility filled with the industry’s most innovative equipment. Our 550-ton, 4-1/2” diameter RAM press can extrude parts with diameters up to 4 inches. Our prototype to production capabilities also include*:

  • Up to 2.5 lb. per foot part weight
  • From .125” to 4.00” in diameter
  • Wall thicknesses down to .035”

*Dependent on alloy selection and profile

Aluminum Machining Industries Served at Richardson Metals

Richardson Metals serves clients across many industry lines. We regularly machine for aerospace and medical applications among others. We have developed an efficient, accurate and cost-effective process that delivers superior product results. Our design and programming teams review each project not only swiftly but also accurately to assess the cost, manufacturability, and complexity to assure we meet all the specifications of your plan. This in-depth validation ensures you receive the most effective machining processes for your budget, time, and materials.

Our services can be used in lower-pressure applications, too. Telecommunications, sports and recreation, and electronics experts all rely on aluminum extrusions and machining. Many modern construction projects rely on aluminum’s exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. It can withstand distortion and weather the elements more effectively than alternative materials.

Richardson Metals’ Commitment

Our commitment to offering industry-leading aluminum machining services allows us to serve as our customers’ ideal manufacturing partner. We have offered aluminum extrusion services for four decades. This industry experience allows the Richardson Metals team to offer their skills and insight during every project.

To find out more about our aluminum capabilities, contact us today to speak to a member of our staff. Feel free to request a free quote for individualized assistance and information concerning an upcoming project.

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