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Aluminum Sheet



 


Photosensitive Aluminum Sheet

 


Brass Sheet

 

Stainless Steel Sheet

 

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DESCRIPTION/ DEFINITION

Available in a wide range of thicknesses from foils to .125" thick sheet. Standard alloys are 1100 series and 5005-H34 (other alloys are available.) Available in mill and anodized finishes. Standard finish is brushed (or satin) finish.

Available in a wide range of thicknesses from foils to .125" thick sheet. Consists of fully anodized, 1100 series aluminum alloy with photographically produced silver halide metal graphics embedded (or sealed) beneath its clear, sapphire-hard anodic layer.

Yellow brass; 260 alloy (70% copper and 30% tin.)

Stainless steel is made mostly from iron and nickel. Standard type is 304 with a brushed finish. (Other types of stainless steel such as 316 and 410 are available.)

CHARACTERISTICS

Strong, lightweight, economical, moderate abrasion resistance, may easily bend or dent. Non-anodized finishes are clear coated and baked for additional durability, except in environments which are repeatedly subjected to industrial strength cleaners / solvents.

 

Most durable type of aluminum nameplate product offering the highest resolution capability of any substrate. Good chemical & corrosion resistance; Excellent abrasion, heat and U.V. resistance. Industry & government specifications include: UL File #MH17767; CSA File #11133-1, Class #7921; Federal Specification GCP-455b, Type I & II, Grade A or B; Mil-P-15024F; Mil-P-514D; Mil-P-19834B; Mil-A-8625E.

Rich appearance is difficult to duplicate with other metals. Brass is one of the most expensive metal nameplate substrate. May be polished to a gold like appearance or given a satin (brushed) finish. As with other metals, brass can be printed or chemically etched and paintfilled. The matte finish that results from etching (without using any color ../fill) is also very attractive.

Excellent chemical and heat resistance; well suited with demanding corrosive, marine, and industrial environments. Strong, durable, and dent / scratch resistant.

ADHESIVES

Sheet stock is produced without adhesive; virtually any adhesive can be applied to this material. In most cases, adhesive will work well with thinner materials (.032" and under). Mechanical fasteners such as screws, rivets, nails, etc. are recommended for heavier thicknesses.

Sheet stock is produced without adhesive; virtually any adhesive can be applied to this material. In most cases, adhesive will work well with thinner materials (.032" and under). Mechanical fasteners such as screws, rivets, nails, etc. are recommended for heavier thicknesses.

Sheet stock is produced without adhesive; virtually any adhesive can be applied to this material. Mechanical fasteners are also commonly used for sheet stock.

 

Sheet stock is produced without adhesive; virtually any adhesive can be applied to this material. In most cases, adhesive will work well with thinner materials (.024" and under). Mechanical fasteners such as screws, rivets, nails, etc. are recommended for heavier thicknesses.

FLAMMABILITY

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COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION    (Inch/Inch/OF)

From 68oF to 212oF: 13.0x10-6 From 68oF to 572oF: 14.0x10-6

From 68oF to 212oF: 13.0x10-6 From 68oF to 572oF: 14.0x10-6

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Type 304 . From 32oF to 212oF: 9.6x10-6 From 32oF to 600oF: 9.9x10-6 From 32oF to 1112oF: 10.0x10-6

TEMPERATURE RANGE

Paint-../filled-Short-term: 350oF Continuous: Test . Aluminum Only-Max service (air): oF For continuous service: oF

Standard black & silver images: up to 750oF; Image intensified black & silver images: up to 1000oF: Colored (dyed) nameplates not recommended for high heat applications.

Paint-../filled-Short-term: 350oF Continuous: Test . Brass Only-Max service (air): oF.  For continuous service: oF

Type 304 . Paint-filled-Short-term: 350oF Continuous: Test .  Stainless Steel Only- Max service (air): 1697oF For continuous service: 1600oF

OUTDOOR RATING

 

Excellent; Black & silver images and black & gold images exceed 400 hour Weather-o-meter Test GG-P-455b, estimated equivalent to 20 years exposure. Colored (dyed) nameplates not recommended for outdoor applications.

Good

Excellent

THICKNESS               (most popular thicknesses underlined)

.002", .003", .005", .008", .012", .020", .032", .040", .063", .125"

.003", .005", .008", .012", .020", .032", .063", .090", .125"

.020", .025", .032", .040", .050", .063", .080", .093", .125"

.018", .024", .030", .036", .048", .060", .075"

PROCESS(ES)

Engraving, Screen Printing, Etching, Vinyl Application

Photo Anodizing, Engraving

Engraving, EtchingScreen Printing, Vinyl Application

Etching, Engraving, Screen Printing, Vinyl Application

 PRODUCTS

Nameplates for use as rating plates, logo plates, asset control, dials, barcodes, safety and instructional purposes. Overlays and panel fronts. Traffic and facility signs.

Nameplates, Overlays and panel fronts for aircraft, ships, railroad, military, space, restaurant equipment, and industrial use. Nameplates for use as rating plates, logo plates, asset control, dials, barcodes, safety and instructional purposes, etc..

 

Nameplates, Overlays and panel fronts for industrial, marine and outdoor applications requiring high heat and corrosion resistance. Food processing, water and chemical treatment plants, heat and furnace equipment, etc. Nameplates for use as rating plates, logo plates, asset control, dials, barcodes, safety and instructional purposes, etc..

COLORS AND FINISHES

In addition to mill, satin, brushed, mirror, and matte finishes, a large variety of anodized, lacquered and/or printed colors are available.

All thicknesses are available in satin (brushed) and matte finishes. In addition to black, natural aluminum (silver) and gold, a large variety of colors can be achieved through dyeing. Note: Exact color matches are not possible when dyeing anodized aluminum substrates.

 

Mill, polished, or brushed horizontal or vertical finishes are available. Virtually any color can be used to print on or paintfill etched stainless steel.

The information contained on this page and on this web site is intended for general use only. Specific questions regarding applications, specifications, and capabilities of The Cutting Edge® and our products should be directed to our customer service department.
 No warranties are expressed or implied.

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