We stock an extensive range of aluminium bars for general engineering and specialist markets such as aerospace.

Our Aluminium Bar Stock

Smiths Advanced Metals is a leading supplier of high-quality aluminium rods (or bars) due to our outstanding quality and customer care backed up with a wealth of industry-specific experience.


Aluminium alloy offers various performance characteristics including corrosion resistance, ductility, electrical conductivity, lightness, machinability, thermal conductivity, strength, and workability.

Production

Aluminium is a relatively new engineering material and is one of the most commonly available metals on the planet. However, aluminium does not present itself naturally. Aluminium forms part of other compounds, and production involves isolating the aluminium from these compounds. Bauxite is mined and subsequently processed into alumina or aluminium oxide. Electrolytic processing produces pure aluminium from alumina or aluminium oxide.



Alloying Elements

In its pure form, aluminium has only a few limited uses but, once alloyed, becomes a highly versatile and broadly used engineering raw material. The introduction of different alloying elements may alter the performance characteristics of the alloy. Additions of copper, iron, nickel, tin, lead, zinc, magnesium and silicon improve the attributes and properties of aluminium.



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2014A
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2618A
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2024
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2219
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6061
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6082
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7050
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7068
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7075
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Quality Approvals

Quality Approvals.Smiths Advanced Metals holds more than 50 quality approvals related to both companies and industries.


Our business credentials are further endorsed by our quality approvals which include international market leaders. Business approvals include AgustaWestland, Airbus, BAE Systems, British Airways and GE Aviation.

Aluminium bar is a popular engineering product for the supply chain of these companies.

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Stock Information

Our aluminium bar stock includes multiple material grades, which offer different performance characteristics and find suitability in various commercial markets.

All our aluminium bar stock carries a unique bar code for total traceability while under our care. Our bar code functionality forms part of our industry-leading bespoke IT platform.

We combine our stock, in-house processing services, and UKAS accredited metallurgical support services to offer a single supply source for your engineering raw materials.