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If you’re searching for the perfect 2mm aluminium sheet to suit your needs, you’ve come to the right place! Speciality Metals has you covered with our top-quality 1050 grade metal plate. Our team of experts are dedicated to offering only the best materials to ensure your complete satisfaction. Whether you’re working on a DIY project or require professional manufacturing services, our aluminium sheet is a durable and reliable choice. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about our products and services. We’re always happy to help!
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We offer a wide selection of 2mm aluminium sheet metal plate online from trusted mills within the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium sheet products to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
The 2mm aluminium sheet is a versatile and essential product made from 1050-grade aluminium. Renowned for its durability and lightweight properties, this sheet metal plate offers both robustness and ease of handling. With a weight of 6.77kg per square meter, it strikes the right balance between sturdiness and manageability.
One of the notable features of this product is its 1-side protective coating. This coating enhances the longevity of the sheet, ensuring resistance against potential surface damage and the wear and tear of daily use. As a result, users can expect a longer life span and minimal maintenance.
With a thickness of precisely 2mm or roughly 5/64″, this aluminium sheet serves a range of applications. From construction projects to DIY crafts, its consistent thickness provides reliability. The 1050 grade of the metal ensures good corrosion resistance and excellent formability, further widening its range of uses.
These aluminium sheets are offered here in small sizes to suit all requirements. We also offer 2mm sheet metal in mild steel.
Sheet metal is also available in mild steel and stainless steel.
Speciality Metals is known to be the United Kingdom’s best up-and-coming small-quantity metal company.
Furthermore we stock a vast range of plain sheet plate options that compliment our mesh range perfectly.
Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
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2mm Aluminium is a versatile material that has numerous potential applications due to its blend of lightness, strength, and resistance to corrosion. Here are some of the most common uses:
Construction and Architecture: Aluminium sheets can be used in building construction for cladding, roofing, and insulation. They’re also used for creating stylish interior design elements.
Automotive Industry: The strength and lightweight nature of 2mm aluminium is one of the reasons why it is often used to manufacture automotive components, such as body panels, engine components, and trim, due to its strength and lightweight nature. In addition to reducing the weight of the vehicle and improving its fuel efficiency, it helps to reduce its overall weight as well.
Signage and Advertising: Considering their weather resistance and ease of printing, aluminium sheets are commonly used in the creation of outdoor signs and billboards due to their weather resistance and ease of use.
Marine Applications: Aluminium is a corrosion-resistant metal, which makes it a good choice for boat construction and repair, particularly for hulls, deck fixtures, and other marine applications, as it can be used without corrosion.
Aerospace Industry: It is widely known that aluminium sheets are used extensively in the aerospace industry for parts such as wings and fuselage structures on aircraft.
Kitchen Backsplashes and Appliances: Its resistance to corrosion and heat makes aluminium a suitable material for use in kitchens, such as for backsplashes, counters, and as the exterior of appliances, as a result of its corrosion and heat resistance.
Electronics Casings: Aluminium has the advantage of being light and durable, so it is a very popular choice for electronic device casings, such as those for smartphones, laptops, and televisions.
Art and Decoration: As a result of its malleability and attractive appearance, 2mm aluminium sheet is often used by artists and craftspeople for sculptures, jewellery, and other decorative items.
Yes, you can bend a 2mm aluminium sheet. Aluminium is known for its malleability and flexibility, which makes it relatively easy to bend compared to many other metals.
However, the ease of bending will depend on the grade of aluminium. It is possible to bend 1050 grade aluminium easily, whereas higher strength grades such as 6061-T6 or 7075-T6 are more difficult to bend without cracking, especially if the bend radius is small.
Here are a few steps on how to bend aluminium sheets:
Mark the Bend: Mark the point on the aluminium sheet where you want the bend to occur on the sheet of aluminium with a measuring tape.
Prepare the Sheet: Make sure that the sheet is placed on a stable, flat surface. Align the edge of the surface where you want the bend to be with the area where you want the bend to be.
Bend the Sheet: Apply pressure to the section of the sheet that’s hanging off the edge. Apply even pressure across the sheet with a piece of wood or another flat tool. Keep applying pressure until you achieve the desired bend.
Check the Angle: Use a protractor or angle finder to check the angle of the bend. Make any necessary adjustments.
While bending aluminium, you should always wear protective gloves and safety goggles to protect yourself from sharp edges. You may need a sheet metal brake or other specialized tools if you need to bend a large sheet or need a precise angle.
Aluminium 1050 grade is a pure aluminium alloy containing 99.5% aluminium. In contrast to other aluminium grades that may contain additional alloying elements like copper, zinc, or manganese, the 1050 grade is primarily aluminium, ensuring high corrosion resistance and excellent formability. Consequently, it is particularly suitable for applications that require good shaping properties and high chemical purity.
Check out our recent article ‘Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminium Sheet Metal’ for a deeper dive into all things aluminium sheeting.
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