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Isaac
24-01-2014, 12:47 PM
Hi, I'm after 100mmx100mm 6mm aluminium plate/sheet, but I need a good grade for machining which I cant find on ebay. I may need 2. If you have any let me know! :)

Thanks

KB Aluminium
04-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Please see our online shop,:

Aluminium small plate 6mm thick (http://www.motedis.co.uk/shop/Semi-finished-products/Aluminium-small-plates/Aluminium-small-plate-6mm-thick::999991032.html)

As well as running KB Aluminium, I am also UK marketing manager for Motedis. If you need anything else or have any questions please PM me.

Regards,

Kris

spluppit
04-02-2014, 01:19 AM
I have some im getting rid of, all offcuts and new material if you still need any. Its 6062 plate and the most common machining grade. Please feel free to pm me.


Kind regards


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Wal
04-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Hi Kris,

I'm also in the market for some alu plate - I had a quick look at your site and you certainly have the sizes I'm after, but the plate is listed as DIN EN AW-5083 - which, if I understand correctly, is a poor grade for machining..? Do you stock 6082 in the smaller sizes?


Please see our online shop,:

Aluminium small plate 6mm thick (http://www.motedis.co.uk/shop/Semi-finished-products/Aluminium-small-plates/Aluminium-small-plate-6mm-thick::999991032.html)

As well as running KB Aluminium, I am also UK marketing manager for Motedis. If you need anything else or have any questions please PM me.

Regards,

Kris

JAZZCNC
04-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Wal 5083 Machines fine those that have trouble machining it are cutting it wrong.!

Wal
04-02-2014, 09:38 PM
Fair enough Jazz, I was just going off the Aalco datasheets:

Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 5083 - 0~H111 (http://www.aalco.co.uk/datasheets/Aluminium-Alloy_5083-0~H111_149.ashx)

...but will trust your expertise and experience and give it a whirl - any hot tips? (No end-mill pun intended).

Wal.

Clive S
04-02-2014, 09:46 PM
Wal For your information there is a company in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Aluminium rolled plate & sheet | Metal Web | UK metals stockholder and processor. (http://www.metalweb.co.uk/product/aluminium/aluminium-rolled-plate-sheet/)

This is where I bought by ali from I ordered it and collected a couple of days later. At the time the price was about the same as AW Like all these places they have offcuts that you can buy without the cutting charge if you ask.

JAZZCNC
04-02-2014, 10:57 PM
Fair enough Jazz, I was just going off the Aalco datasheets:

Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 5083 - 0~H111 (http://www.aalco.co.uk/datasheets/Aluminium-Alloy_5083-0~H111_149.ashx)

...but will trust your expertise and experience and give it a whirl - any hot tips? (No end-mill pun intended).

Wal.

Wal While 6 series does machine better I've never had any trouble machining 5083 series but some grades do machine better than others. The 5083 '0' plate Ali warehouse sells which is a lower grade machines fine. The H22/4 types are better.
I know Metalweb keep H22 because several months ago I machined Gantry sides, Z axis etc for someone and it came from them. To be honest couldn't tell much differance to 6082.!!
Avoid 5005 '0' if possible because that can be a little gummy and hard work.

Nothing special to machining it just plenty of air/coolant and use good cutters. Can't really advise on cutting settings has I tend to use Rippers for roughing and straight flute for Finishing so unless you work similair then won't be much use to you. Also each machine as there own sweet spots so you'll need to play to find what suits your machine best.?

KB Aluminium
04-02-2014, 11:56 PM
Hi Kris,

I'm also in the market for some alu plate - I had a quick look at your site and you certainly have the sizes I'm after, but the plate is listed as DIN EN AW-5083 - which, if I understand correctly, is a poor grade for machining..? Do you stock 6082 in the smaller sizes?

Hi,

I will try to find out if we can get the 6082 for you. I am still finding my feet at Motedis and getting familiar with the shop system. I will PM you if I get any news for you.

Regards,

Kris

Wal
05-02-2014, 01:24 AM
Thanks Kris,

Can't say fairer than that! Much obliged.

Wal.

KB Aluminium
05-02-2014, 03:32 PM
Hi guys,

Im still waiting on a reply but thought id let you know I have a new contact email direct at Motedis. kb@motedis.co.uk - can be used for all enquiries.

Thanks,

Kris

KB Aluminium
06-02-2014, 12:11 AM
Hi all,

No luck with the aluminium plate, sorry guys. If anything comes up I will let you know.

Kris