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How do I buy metal at Buymetal.com?

The buy metals process in Buymetal.com is very simple. Find your desired metal by simple navigation through our upper\side menu, click on the metal category, desired shape and alloy\tempere and choose the needed size of your metal. Simply add the product to your cart and continue shopping at our store. Another simple way is using our advanced search box. after you'll start typing the name\model or product data, the search will present a list of our products suitable for your search. Simply click on the product you need and from its product page add it to your cart. Once you have all your metals in your cart, just click on the cart icon and we aill guide you through our simple easy-to use shipment and payment process. That easy, that simple and very quick.

 

 

Shipping it simple, quick and reliable all over the US - Buymetal.com

At Buymetal.com we have a shipping solution for your every need. Once we recieve your order we process it quickly to make all efforts delivering it to you within 24 hours.Buymetal.com orders are usually shipped to you by UPS and you can use the UPS zone map to estimate its arrival time (UPS U.S. Ground Map).If you need your metal delivery sooner, Buymetal.com offer expedited options, including Next Day Air.For orders that are too heavy or too long to for UPS ground shipping service, Buymetal.com will quote you with a FedEx Freight shipping rate. Keep in mind, UPS cannot ship to a PO Box so please make sure your "ship to" address is a street address.For every question regarding your delivery, you can always drop us a mail or give us a call and will give you the answers regarding your shipment.

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Do I buy metals with quality at Buymetal.com?

We are in Buymetal.com commitment to quality, and this is our main guide to all of our operations as it leads to cost-effective, quality products and services that meet global standards. All of our warehouses, processes and operaional systems are maintained according to the guidelines of AS9100, the highest international standard for quality control and service assurance. These protocols ensure the traceability of products and the monitoring of services dedicated to quality and to customer requirements. In addition, an AS9100 controller coordinates and monitors the activities of all departments making sure all products and systems are up to the the standard needed for buying metals at buymetal.com.Our strict adherence to and compliance with stringent quality standards has been recognized by many of our customers, especially defense, aerospace and commercial manufacturers.

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What is aluminum alloy \ temper and what are their uses?

Aluminum alloy - A chemical composition where other elements are added to pure aluminum to enhance its natural properties, primarily to increase its strength.
These other elements addded to the pure aluminum include iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc at levels that combined may make up as much as 15 percent of the alloy by weight. Aluminum Alloys are given a four-digit number Xxxx, in which the first digit identifies a general class, or series, characterized by its main alloying elements.

The 1xxx series represents the commercially pure (CP) aluminum, ranging from the baseline 1100 (99.00% min Al) to relatively purer 1050/1350 (99.50% min Al) and 1175 (99.75 % min Al). The 1xxx series of alloys are strain hardenable but would not be used where strength is a prime consideration.
The primary uses of the 1xxx series would be applications in which the combination of extremely high corrosion resistance and formability are required
e.g., foil and strip for packaging, chemical equipment, tank car or truck bodies, spun hollowware, and elaborate sheet metal work.
Electrical applications are one major use of the 1xxx series, primarily 1350, which has relatively tight controls on those impurities that might lower electrical conductivity.

The 2xxx series of alloys are heat treatable and possess in individual alloys good combinations of high strength (especially at elevated temperatures), toughness, and in specific cases, weldability. They are not as resistant to atmospheric corrosion as several other series and so usually are painted or clad for added protection.
The higher-strength 2xxx alloys are widely used for aircraft (2024) and truck body (2014) applications, where they generally are used in bolted or riveted construction.
Specific members of the series (e.g., 2219 and 2048) are readily joined by gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and so are used for aerospace applications. For applications requiring very high strength plus high fracture toughness, there are high-toughness versions of several of the alloys (e.g., 2124, 2324, and 2419) that have tighter control on the impurities that may diminish resistance to unstable fracture, all developed specifically for the aircraft industry. Alloys 2011, 2017, and 2117 are widely used for fasteners and screw-machine stock.

The 3xxx series of alloys are strain hardenable, have excellent corrosion resistance, and are readily welded, brazed, and soldered.
Alloy 3003 is widely used in cooking utensils and chemical equipment because of its superiority in handling many foodsand chemicals, and in builders’ hardware because of its superior corrosion resistance.  Alloy 3105 is a principal for roofing and siding. Because of the ease and flexibility of joining, 3003 and other members of the 3xxx series are widely used in sheet and tubular form for heat exchangers in vehicles and power plants. Alloy 3004 and its modification 3104 are the principals for the bodies of drawn and ironed can bodies for beverage cans for beer and soft drinks. As a result, they are among the most used individual alloys in the aluminum system, in excess of 1.6 billion kg (3.5 billion lb) per year.

The 4xxx series of alloys are heat treatable, good flow characteristics, medium strength. There are two major uses of the 4xxx series: the first is for forgings: the workhorse alloy is 4032, a medium high-strength, heat treatable alloy used principally in applications such as forged aircraft pistons. The second major application is aweld filler alloy; here the workhorse is 4043, used for GMAW and GTAW 6xxx alloys for structural and automotive applications.

Aluminum-magnesium alloys of the 5xxx series are strain hardenable and have moderately high strength, excellent corrosion resistance even in salt water, and very high toughness even at cryogenic temperatures to near absolute zero. They are readily welded by a variety of techniques, even at thicknesses up to 20 cm (8 in.). As a result, 5xxx alloys find wide application in building and construction; highway structures, including bridges, storage tanks, and pressure vessels; cryogenic tankage and systems for temperatures as low as –270 °C (455 °F) or near absolute zero, and marine applications. Alloys 5052, 5086, and 5083 are the workhorses from the structural standpoint, with increasingly higher strength associated with the increasingly higher magnesium content. Specialty alloys in the group include 5182, the beverage can end alloy and, thus, among the largest in tonnage; 5754 for automotive body panel and frame applications; and 5252, 5457, and 5657 for bright trim applications, including automotive trim.


The 6xxx series alloys are heat treatable and have moderately high strength coupled with excellent corrosion resistance.  A unique feature is their great extrudability, making it possible to produce in single shapes relatively complex architectural forms, as well as to design shapes that put the majority of the metal where it will most efficiently carry the highest tensile and compressive stresses. This feature is a particularly importantadvantage for architectural and structural members where stiffnesscriticality is important. Alloy 6063 is perhaps the most widely used because of its extrudability; it is not only the first choice for many architectural and structural members, but it has been the choice for the Audi automotive space frame members. Higher-strength alloy 6061 extrusions and plate find broad use in welded structural members such as truck and marine frames, railroad cars, and pipelines. Among specialty alloys in the series: 6066-T6, with high strength for forgings; 6070 for the highest strength available in 6xxx extrusions; and 6101 and 6201 for high-strength electrical bus and electrical conductor wire, respectively.

The 7xxx series alloys are heat treatable and, among the aluminum | zinc | magnesium | copper versions in particular, provide the highest strengths of all aluminum alloys. These alloys are not considered weldable by commercial processes and are regularly used with riveted construction. The widest application of the 7xxx alloys historically has been in the aircraft industry, where fracture-critical design concepts have provided the impetus for the high-toughness alloy development. There are several alloys in the series that are produced especially for their high toughness, notably 7150, 7175, and 7475; for these alloys, controlled impurity levels, particularly of iron and silicon, maximize the combination of strength and fracture toughness.

T : tempers - Alloys that are precipitation hardened gain their strength by solution heat treating (SHT) and ageing.
T Thermally treated to produce stable tempers | T1 Naturally aged to a substantially stable condition | T2 Annealed (cast products only) | T3 Solution heat-treated and then cold worked | T4 Solution heat-treated and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition | T5 Artificially aged only | T6 Solution heat-treated and then artificially aged

 

 

What is Aluminum Diamond Tread Plate and can I buy it at Buymetal.com?

Aluminum Diamond Tread Plate metal can be found in few names like diamond plate, checquer plate, tread plate and Durbar floor plate. The aluminum diamond tread plate is a lightweight robust metal with a unique pattern of raised diamonds or lines on the top side of the metal, and the lower part of the metal is featureless. Diamond plate can be made of stainless steel or aluminum, though aluminum is the most common one and lightweight one easy to use and construct. The diamond lines texture makes it a non-slippery surface, creating a perfect solution for products like stairs, catwalks, walkways, and ramps in industrial areas. Due to its non-skid properties, the aluminum diamond tread plate is frequently used ambulances floors and on the footplates of fire trucks. Additional places and applications we can find the aluminum diamond tread plate on factories floors, stairs and on truck beds and trailer floors. Today, the aluminum diamond tread plate is used for decorative products and applications, particularly highly polished aluminum variants. Some decorative applications and products are designers' walls, wall panels, counter tops and tiling for other surfaces, trays and bowels, laptop covers and car parts and all imaginable creative ideas designers have to implement the industrial style of the diamond thread plate. Aluminum diamond plate may be used to protect surfaces from damage of foot traffic or other harmful materials.

At Buymetal.com you can buy metals of any kind according to your desired site and alloy. Our Aluminum Diamond Tread plate can be found in the best prices in the top quality fast and reliable to your destination.  Aluminum diamond Tread plate - 3003-H22 Bright Finish and Aluminum Diamond Tread plate - 6061-T6 Dull Finish in a variety of thicknesses and sizes, standard or cut to your desired size. At our site you'll find the best prices and with best customer service of you'll need for any questions raised buying metals at our site.  We believe in quality so if you need a test report for you aluminum diamond tread metal, just ask us and we'll send it you along with your delivery. It's that simple in Buymetal.com


Aluminum Finishing, Aluminum Polishing, Aluminum Anodizing? here it is in few words..

Aluminum Finishing process - Finishing aluminum is a little more complex than it seems at first.
Aluminum is an extremely reactive metal. It combines instantly on contact with air to form a thin film of aluminum oxide.This film is not really visible, but it if the metal is touched, it comes off on your hands as a black smudge.

Aluminum Polishing - It can be polished, with an abrasive finish, or even a high polish, but the metal itself is comparatively soft.

Aluminum Lacquering  - The best way for a fabricator keep the silvery look of the parent metal is to abrade the surface with the abrasive finish you require,
then lacquer the piece with a clear organic finish that is specifically designed for use with aluminum conventional finishes will either react with the metal, or will not adhere correctly.

Aluminum Anodizing process- It is a process of dipping the aluminum into a liquid solution that contains chemicals that clear the metal surface of its coating of aluminum oxide where a dye is introduced into the solution which can now penetrate the surface of the metal to some depth. The process requires a high current to pass through the metal during the process in order to fix the dye and seal the aluminum with a hard surface.

 

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