Aluminum Plate Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of aluminum plate manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top aluminum plate manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find aluminum plate companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture aluminum plates to your companies specifications. Then contact the aluminum plate companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of aluminum diamond plates, aluminum checker plates, aluminum painted plates or customized aluminum plates of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • 1100 Uses For Aluminum 1100

    Aluminum has many practical uses in our day to day life. Since aluminum has so many different varieties, it is no surprise that each variety is perfectly suited for different applications. One category of aluminum, aluminum 1100, is used to make many products. These include light reflectors, decorative and jewelry parts, name plates. This form of aluminum has excellent resistance to corrosion and is widely used in the chemical and food processing industries, and other industries where product purity is a priority. The plumbing and lighting industries also use aluminum...

  • Soaring With Aircraft Aluminum

    I have only been on a plane twice in my life, and I was not a fan. Something about flying through the air at high speeds while thousands of feet above the ground just makes me very uncomfortable. I know, I know, I've heard all the statistics that I'm more likely to get hurt in a car crash than on an airplane ride but it does not matter, I would rather road trip it across country than jump on a plane for a couple of hours. That being said, there...

  • Beating The Heat With Aluminum Plates

    This summer has so far been one of the hottest that I can remember. Luckily for me, I now live and work in a place that has air conditioning. When I was growing up, however, I did not have that luxury. I lived in a house in the middle of a field, with absolutely no shade. Our house did not have central air, instead we had one of those small window units in our front room, and that did little to cool the whole house down. Our backyard was essentially...

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Aluminum Plate

An aluminum plate is a flat, thin sheet or piece of aluminum, usually of uniform thickness. Aluminum plates have excellent strength-to-weight ratios, which makes them highly desired and commonly used in shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing, military vehicle armor production and many other industries. They may also be used for storage tanks, such as spacecraft fuel tanks. Because aluminum is not weakened by low temperatures, it is especially useful in cryogenic storage applications.

Aluminum plates are important utilities in a variety of contexts. In defense contracting, for example, very thick aluminum plates can be used as structural armor in bunker construction, and the same is true in the construction of armored vehicles. Textured aluminum plates are often used as flooring materials, particularly in industrial contexts. For example, in a warehouse loading dock, a strong, chip-resistant surface must be present in truck unloading areas. Such surfaces are often made with ridges or other shapes that increase traction, reducing the risk of worker slippage, injury and product loss. Along with aluminum rods, tubes and sheets, aluminum plates are among the many basic shapes that aluminum suppliers offer to their clients.


Aluminum plates are available in a number of different alloy grades and tempers. One common aluminum alloy used for the construction of plates is 7075 aluminum. 7075 aluminum is characterized primarily by its strength and resilience. Its main constituent materials are aluminum and zinc. Aluminum plates are produced from aluminum ingots, which are large bars of raw aluminum. The ingots vary widely in terms of shape, size and weight; they can weigh as much as 20 tons, though they are usually supplied in more manageable sizes. After the material is produced, the plate is then manufactured at a breakdown mill. At the mill, an aluminum ingot is rolled by heavy machinery until it reaches its desired thickness, which is generally just a few inches. From there it may be shipped off or it may be further flattened into an aluminum sheet. It can also be subject to texturing or stamping processes. Aluminum plates may also be subject to surface finishing processes like anodization; this can be the case when an aluminum plate is used as a structural embellishment or when it has to resist corrosion-inducing forces like salt water or prolonged heat.

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