Aluminum Manufacturing and Extrusion for the Military Industry

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by RWM Admin

Hollow Silicon and Magnesium Alloy 6061 in the Military Industry

AeroSpace Aluminum Products manufactures high quality aluminum extrusions for the military industry. Our hard alloy aluminum extrusions meet MIL-I-45208A, AMS-2772 and ISO 9002 standards and are strong enough to be used for military applications including vehicle parts, weaponry, and more. Our 6XXX series alloys are trusted to keep soldiers safe in military vehicles and can be used for mounted weaponry including Gatling guns and other mounted machinery.

Benefits of Aluminum Military Equipment over Steel Military Equipment

  • Aluminum is more malleable and elastic than steel. Because of this unique property, aluminum can be formed into shapes that steel cannot, allowing us to create more complex shaped extrusions for military use. Military vehicles and equipment require parts which can withstand abrasion and harsh weather conditions, and hard alloy aluminum extrusions are a great solution for military applications.
  • Aluminum is more resistant to corrosion than steel. Unlike steel, aluminum does not rust. Steel parts often are coated in a treatment to try to limit corrosion over a long period of time. However, aluminum is abrasion resistant and generally has no additional coatings which require more maintenance when used in harsh environments. This makes aluminum the best choice for military equipment which is being used outdoors or in an intense environments.
  • Aluminum is much lighter than steel. Aluminum is often 2.5 times less dense than steel, making it incredibly lightweight despite its strength and corrosion resistance. Because of its light weight, aluminum can lighten the loads carried by military vehicles and by troops and allow for more efficient movement.

AeroSpace Aluminum Products offers hard alloy aluminum extrusions which stand up to the rough conditions associated with military equipment and are built to last.


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