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Aluminum offers various component options for various industries due to its excellent machinability, high durability, lightweight properties and low cost. Various machining options are available for aluminum parts, including CNC turning and milling, anodizing, etc., to meet the demand for precision parts in different fields.

aluminum machining

What is aluminum machining?

Aluminum machining refers to the process of transforming aluminum alloy into precise parts and components through various mechanical operations. This process employs a CNC machine for aluminium, which stands for Computer Numerical Control, allowing for high precision and efficiency in manufacturing. Aluminum machining parts are widely appreciated for their lightweight, strength, and corrosion resistance, making them ideal for a broad range of industrial applications.

Mechanical properties of aluminum

-Lightweight

Aluminum is approximately one-third the density of steel, which makes machined aluminum parts popular in aerospace, automotive manufacturing and other areas where weight reduction is needed to improve efficiency and fuel economy.

-Adjustable strength

The strength of aluminum can be adjusted as needed through different alloy ratios and heat treatment processes.

-Good thermal conductivity

Aluminum has excellent thermal conductivity, which makes it an ideal material for radiators, heat sinks and other applications requiring good thermal management.

-Corrosion Resistance

Aluminum’s naturally occurring oxide layer provides good corrosion resistance, making machined aluminum parts suitable for applications exposed to harsh environments.

-Ease of Machining

Aluminum is well-machined and can be quickly processed into complex shapes and dimensionally accurate parts through various machining techniques, such as CNC machining, milling, drilling, and more, while keeping production costs low.

Most Common Aluminum Alloys For Aluminum Machining

For the manufacturing and engineering sectors, selecting the right aluminum alloy is crucial for aluminum machining.

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Known for its versatility, 6061 is a go-to alloy for general-purpose applications. It offers a perfect balance of strength, weight, and corrosion resistance, making it ideal for automotive parts, construction hardware, and aerospace components. Its excellent machinability and weldability make it a popular choice for CNC machine for aluminium operations.

 

7075 Aluminum Alloy

Recognized for its superior strength, 7075 is often used in applications where durability is critical. This alloy is commonly found in aerospace components, military applications, and high-stress parts such as gears and shafts. Although more challenging to machine than 6061, its strength-to-weight ratio is unparalleled.

 

2024 Aluminum Alloy

Primarily known for its high strength and excellent fatigue resistance, 2024 is predominantly used in aerospace applications, including aircraft structural components. It’s less corrosion-resistant than some other alloys and often requires a protective coating for longevity.

 

5052 Aluminum Alloy

With excellent corrosion resistance, especially to salt water, 5052 alloy is widely used in marine applications, as well as for fuel tanks, street lights, and electronic enclosures. It offers good formability and is easily welded, making it suitable for complex aluminum machining parts.

Custom Aluminum Machining Parts

Aluminum Pipe Sleeve

Aluminum Pipe Sleeve

Product name: Aerospace Parts-Aluminum Pipe Sleeve

Application: Automotive and aerospace parts

Machining material: Aluminum

Machining type: CNC machining

Surface finishing: Galvanized, chrome plated, blackened, anodized, etc.

Production mode: customized according to drawings or according to samples.

Aluminum Connecting Rod

Aluminum connecting rod

Product name: Aluminum connecting rod for Automotive machinery

Application: Automotive  parts

Machining material:  6061 Aluminum Alloy

Machining type: CNC machining, CNC milling

Surface finishing: Galvanized, chrome plated, blackened, anodized, etc.

Production mode: customized according to drawings or according to samples.

Instrumentation Parts

Instrumentation Parts

Product name: CNC Precision Instrumentation Parts Machining

Surface Roughness: RA0.2

Application: Mechanical equipment

Machining material:  Aluminum alloy

Machining type: CNC machining

Surface finishing: Polishing

Production mode: Customized according to drawings or according to samples.

Infrared Camera Components

Infrared camera components

Product name: CNC Precision Infrared Camera Components Machining

Surface Roughness: RA0.2

Machining material:  Aluminum alloy

Machining type: CNC machining

Surface finishing: Polishing

Production mode: Customized according to drawings or according to samples.

Application:

  • Security surveillance: Infrared cameras can provide clear video footage at night or in low-light environments.
  • Industrial detection: In industrial production, infrared cameras can detect hot spots on equipment, monitor possible overheating problems during the production process, and help maintain equipment safety and improve production efficiency.
  • Medical health: Infrared cameras can be used in fields like body temperature monitoring and inflammation detection.
  • Fire rescue: Infrared cameras can help firefighters find fire sources and trapped people in thick smoke and fire scenes, improving rescue efficiency.
  • Energy Audit: Detect heat loss from buildings and pipes with infrared cameras to help assess energy efficiency and guide repairs.

Aluminum Alloy Bracket

Aluminum Alloy Bracket

Product name: CNC Precision Aluminum Alloy Bracket Machining

Machining material:  Aluminum alloy

Machining type: CNC machining

Surface finishing: Oxidation, spraying, polishing, electroplating, Production mode: Customized according to drawings or according to samples.

Application: Industrial, automotive, and furniture industries

Specialized in Metal Parts Machining

EASIAHOME is mainly engaged in aluminum alloy CNC precision machining. The main products processed are electronic equipment, teaching equipment, automation and other kinds of equipment on the aluminum alloy spare parts.

More than ten years of experience in teamwork to meet the customer’s product diversification, high quality, and tight delivery needs. At the same time, we can also provide customers with surface treatment needs for their products, such as oxidation, spraying, polishing, plating and so on.

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