Due to its versatility, 6061 aluminum plate is one of the most in-demand materials for manufacturers, fabricators, and machine shops here in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. At Industrial Metal Service, we offer a wide range of new certified 6061 aluminum plate sourced directly from U.S. mills as well as a wide selection of clean, verified metal remnants available at unbeatable prices.
6061 Aluminum Plate
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6061 Aluminum Plate Buying Options: Certified New or Verified Remnants
Our warehouse in San Jose is packed with over 500,000 lbs of high-quality aluminum stock. It’s our specialty. To better serve the needs of manufacturers, we offer two options for buying 6061 aluminum plate: certified new plate from national mills like Kaiser and Arconic or verified 6061 aluminum plate remnants. For high-volume production shops, regularly-scheduled deliveries of certified new aluminum plate are the most efficient method to meet production commitments. We don’t require a minimum order and we’re equipped to fulfill orders with speed and efficiency.
Alternatively, our extensive stock of usable, verified 6061 aluminum plate remnants offer significant cost savings compared to new aluminum plate and is often the ideal choice for custom projects or just-in-time fabrication needs. In addition to the savings realized by buying verified 6061 aluminum plate remnants, our customers often find that there’s less waste. With our extensive aluminum inventory, we can provide aluminum plate close to the actual length and width dimensions of the parts or components you intend to machine or fabricate. Compared to new, full-size aluminum plate, verified remnants can also be easier to transport and handle in your shop.
Top-quality verified 6061 aluminum plate remnants available at a fraction of the cost of new 6061 aluminum plate can have a positive impact on your ability to lower production costs, be price competitive, as well as boost profits. Whether you need a regularly-scheduled supply of new 6061 aluminum plate, a one-time special order of cut-to-size verified remnants, or a last-minute piece to complete a prototype, we have the inventory to meet your needs.
As part of our business, we provide value-added services that can bring greater efficiency to your production process. With our precision sawing services, we can quickly transform 6061 aluminum plate into exact length and width dimensions to match your design/drawing specifications. These cut-to-size sawing services can save you valuable time in the production process because you receive aluminum plate ready for use.
Smaller shops that don’t have the necessary sawing resources can depend on us. Our high-capacity saws are operated by professionals who take pride in their ability to accurately cut aluminum plate to your exacting specifications.
We deliver throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and we ship orders to machine shops and fabricators nationwide. If you’re local to the Bay Area, there’s also the option to pick up your order at our San Jose warehouse. We’re open Monday through Saturday for your convenience.
6061 Aluminum Plate Characteristics
6061 aluminum plate is an aluminum-silicon-magnesium alloy strengthened by precipitation hardening. Compared to other heat-treated alloys, 6061 aluminum plate features a good strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance. 6061 aluminum plate machines easily—three to four times faster than steel—making it ideal for milling quick-turn prototypes or any other component where strength and light weight are critical to design and performance. 6061 aluminum plate can be adapted for use in a wide variety of arc welding techniques. Its thermal conductivity transfers and dissipates heat quickly, allowing it to remain stable with less heat distortion as compared to steel and copper.
6061 Aluminum Plate Applications
The versatility of 6061 aluminum plate lends itself to a wide range of applications, from the machining of small components to heavy-duty welded structures. The thermal and electrical conductivity of 6061 aluminum plate makes it ideal for radiating away heat during its usage in electrical fittings, connectors, and magneto parts. The strength-to-weight ratio makes it ideal for a multitude of aerospace and public transportation applications. Corrosion resistance makes it suitable for marine components and fittings, as well as industrial architectural elements such as flooring, stairs, and ramps. For many shops, 6061 aluminum plate is the first choice for base plate fabrication and jigs.
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Explore Our Extensive Selection of 6061 Aluminum Plate and Value-Added Services
Industrial Metal Services brings more than two decades of experience in supplying high-quality metals to manufacturers, fabricators, and machine shops. We’ve established a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy 6061 aluminum plate supplier for the Bay Area. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your business, discuss your specific aluminum supply needs, and make it easy for you to rely on us.
260 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112