Aluminum Turning

Trace-A-Matic specializes in turning aluminum parts and assemblies using state-of-the-art CNC lathes, 5-axis machining centers, and high-speed cutting tools. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of cutting a wide range of aluminum alloys, their characteristics, and how this material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, mill/lathe feed and speed, chip control, and high-pressure coolant are critical in controlling heat generation, which can cause part movement and tool deflection during the machining process. This level of skill ensures world-class precision machining that meets or exceeds the most demanding tolerances. The innovative Trace-A-Matic team is always available to review your machining parts and guide you during the design process. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, providing AS 9100/ISO 9001:2015 certified quality machining resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.

Aluminum Turning

Al Melting Point
1,221°F

Characteristics:
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent machinability
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • 2000 series contains copper agent and is heat treatable
  • 5000 series has magnesium agent and is non-heat treatable
  • 6000 series contains silicon and magnesium agent and is heat treatable - aluminum 6061 being common
  • 7000 series contains zinc agent and is heat treatable - aluminum 7075 and 7050 being common

Trace-A-Matic is highly skilled at aluminum CNC machining and its alloys. The proper production processes, machining tool design and tool material, feed rate, chip evacuation, and cutting force are essential to reduce heat and tool deflection. Resulting in precision machined parts to the desired surface finish.

Material Types: castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, and bar stock

Other Metal Turning: aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, steel, and titanium

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