When it comes to aluminum plate, it is important to not only purchase the correct thickness and dimensions, but also to determine if wrought, cast or mold aluminum plate is the most appropriate for your chosen application. Wrought aluminum parts are usually stronger than their cast equivalents. Straight-forward to repair and less likely to have internal defects than a cast product, wrought aluminum is also less prone to thermal stress. In comparison, cast aluminum mold plate is often cheaper to manufacture and tends to be stronger at higher temperatures in comparison with a wrought equivalent. Aluminum mold plate can also contain inserts and end products produced in this manner are often more competitively priced than an equivalent CAD/CAM designed component. Finally, aluminum cast tool and jig plate, such as our in-stock Alca 5 and Mic 6, are precision ground on both sides for superior thickness and flatness tolerances while also providing the best surface finishes of typically 25 RMS or better, and are PVC coated on both sides at the mill. Cast aluminum tool and jig plates are also available in custom lengths and widths with relatively short mill lead times and minimums when compared to their wrought plate counterparts.
Over the years we have invested significantly in our equipment; particularly our high speed, precision aluminum plate saws. Howard Precision Metals is a 100% aluminum distributor, which means we have only the very best, state-of-the-art aluminum saws and only the industry’s best aluminum sheet, plate, and extruded bar products. This allows us to complete high volumes of precision aluminum sawing within a relatively short time span, which enables us to deliver your material on time. No matter what type of aluminum product you need, Howard Precision Metals is the aluminum distributor for you. Because we are a 100% aluminum distributor, we are the experts and will provide you with the best aluminum products along with excellent customer service to match.
For over nine decades, we at Howard Precision Metals have strived to supply quality products and excellent customer service. Since our inception in 1928, we have grown into an aluminum supply company serving a wide variety of industries. As expert aluminum suppliers, we fully understand the unique properties of aluminum, and can therefore fill orders to our customers’ exact specifications. Additionally, we actively take measures to stay current with the aluminum industry and implement only the latest technologies in precision sawing of aluminum plate.
Howard Precision is a 100% aluminum distributor and supplier, thus provides a wide range of certified products, including cast aluminum tooling plate and plate drops, aluminum jig plate, M1 aluminum mold plate, 7075, 7050, 2024, 6061, Aluminum plate for sale and an expansive range of aluminum bar stock sizes. Regardless of the size or diameter you need, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in our aluminum round stock, aluminum flat stock, aluminum square stock, and aluminum rectangular stock inventory. Whether you’re in need of an aluminum plate suppliers for an Alca-5 or Mic-6 cast aluminum plate, or aluminum extrusion suppliers for custom extrusion shapes, look no further than Howard Precision Metals.
Howard Precision is a leading aluminum supplier for over 90 years in the Midwest. We carry a comprehensive selection of aluminum plate and sheet products. The alloys we inventory for quick turnaround consists of Mic 6 (aka cast aluminum tool and jig plate), Alca 5, 6061,7075 , 2024, and 7050. As a leading supplier and recognized premier aluminum distributor, our educated staff is here to answer your questions and respond to your needs.
In accordance with providing superior customer service from shore to shore, Howard Precision Metals offers only the highest quality products supplied directly from globally recognized Aluminum producers. Meeting customer requests as an aluminum distributor and aluminum supplier, as well as offering custom aluminum extrusions with precision sawing, requires an in-depth understanding of aluminum itself. Our professionals onsite and in the field, handle our material with the utmost care, using state-of-the-art precision saws and handling equipment which makes us one of the top aluminum distributors located in Milwaukee, WI while serving the entire United States.
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