Northern California manufacturers, fabricators, and machine shops looking for the best prices in aluminum plate stock should look for a supplier that not only carries standard size aluminum plate sourced from US mills such as Kaiser and Arconic but one that also carries an extensive inventory of verified aluminum plate remnants. Many of your production runs and custom fabrications don’t require standard, full-size aluminum plate sourced from the mill. As an alternative, consider some of the economic benefits of using verified aluminum plate remnants for your manufacturing needs:
- Lower cost than new aluminum plate stock sourced from the mill can add up to considerable savings that you can pass on to the customer or apply to your profit margin.
- Less aluminum scrap to deal with because you’re getting usable aluminum plate with dimensions that closely match the component you’re machining, the jig you’re fabricating, or the reinforcement you’re welding.
Opting for verified aluminum plate remnants over new aluminum plate guarantees you lower material costs, reduces your metal scrap volumes, and in many cases, can reduce the steps needed to prep the plate for manufacturing. Plus, choosing the right supplier should mean there is no minimum order size and you only pay for what you need.
The Added Value of Precision Sawing
Whether you’re buying new aluminum plate stock sourced from US mills or verified aluminum plate remnants, a Northern California supplier who also offers precision sawing services is a value-added partner. If you’re a smaller shop or fabricator that doesn’t have industrial-quality sawing equipment, a cut-to-size sawing service gives them the confidence that their aluminum plate order will be cut to the right dimensions and tolerances. They can also take on larger production runs, knowing that aluminum plate can be supplied at the volumes and dimensions they need. There’s no need for you to invest in industrial sawing equipment when your supplier provides the service.
Larger shops and manufacturers that typically have high-volume production schedules also benefit from cut-to-size sawing services. By taking delivery of aluminum plate cut to the required dimensions, they eliminate that production step, reduce the need for final machining, and boost their ability to handle high-volume orders.
Precision sawing services can help any shop that suddenly finds itself with a contract that requires a need for aluminum plate cutting than they can currently handle with in-house production resources.
Look for a Northern California aluminum supplier that provides precision sawing as a value-added service. You may not need it for every aluminum plate order you place with them, but when you’re pressed to meet a production schedule, an aluminum plate supplier that offers cut-to-size sawing services becomes a valuable partner in your manufacturing process.
Local Means Convenient Delivery
Northern California covers a lot of territory. Most of the manufacturing activities surround the San Francisco Bay area. An aluminum supplier located with easy access to the manufacturers in this area offers added convenience—fast delivery of aluminum plate stock from the warehouse to your facility or the option to pick up aluminum plate stock at the warehouse. Being local can also mean a quick response to last-minute or special orders needed to meet a production deadline.
The Best-Priced Aluminum Plate Stock in Northern California
Aluminum is one the most abundant metals found in the earth’s crust, and you’ll find well over 250 tons of high-quality aluminum—plate, bar stock, round bar—in our San Jose warehouse. Our inventory, including MIC 6 and 6061 alloy, is sourced from major US mills and we carry an astounding variety of verified aluminum plate stock available as remnants at the best prices in Northern California.
In more than two decades in business, Industrial Metal Service has built a reputation as a reliable supplier of aluminum to manufacturers and machine shops in the aerospace, medical equipment, semiconductor, food processing equipment, transportation, and electronics industries, in addition to hobbyists and “weekend warriors.” We even supply some of the renowned custom automotive and motorcycle shops in the Northern California Area. And if your production processes produce significant amounts of aluminum scrap, we can reliably handle that too. Aluminum plate stock, precision sawing services, convenient delivery, and recycling from a single source.
Give us a call (Monday through Saturday), let us know what you need, and we’ll get it done—quickly.
For more than two decades Industrial Metal Service has been supplying metals, recycling scrap metal, and providing a range of associated services such as commercial equipment and machinery removal to manufacturers, fabricators, and machine shops in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve established for professionalism, reliability, and trustworthiness among our clients. Contact us today. We’d welcome the opportunity to work with you and make it easy and cost-effective for you to do business with us.