When machinists need aluminum tooling plate capable of holding very tight tolerances, they often look to MIC-6 as the gold standard. MIC-6 is prized for its excellent tolerances and machinability; however, a newer product—ACP 5080 aluminum tooling plate—is increasingly being used for similar applications.
ACP (Aluminum Cast Plate) 5080 is a type of aluminum tooling plate produced by Alimex. Like other 5000-series aluminum alloys, it is alloyed with magnesium to maximize its mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. Furthermore, 5080 is specially heat-treated and precision surface-machined to produce industry-leading tolerances and dimensional stability.
5080 aluminum tooling plate is an outstanding product ideal for high-precision applications, including those usually filled with more commonly known plates like MIC-6.