ALUMINUM TUBING

Service Steel has been supplying customers with aluminum tubing for 100 years.
We pride ourselves in knowing our customers’ needs as well as they do.

Service Steel has been supplying customers with aluminum tubing for 100 years. We pride ourselves in knowing our customers’ needs as well as they do.

SERVICE STEEL OFFERS THE ALUMINUM TUBING THAT YOU NEED

Aluminum is known for its high strength-to-weight ratio. Lighter than other metals such as steel, stainless steel, and brass, it is a nonmagnetic, nonferrous material that offers corrosion resistance and conductivity. The tube’s strength is a factor of the aluminum alloy used, the thickness of the walls, and the size of the tube. Tubes of larger diameters can withstand less stress and pressure.

ALUMINUM TUBING

ALUMINUM TUBING SHAPES

Our high-quality, corrosion resistant aluminum tubing is available in round, rectangular, or square shapes and comes in a variety of widths and wall thicknesses.

Round – Round tubes are in stock at Service Steel in outer diameters of 1/8 inch to 5 inches and wall thicknesses of .028 inch to .125 inch. A wide range of other sizes are available for order.

Square & Rectangular – Rectangular and square aluminum tubes are usually available in fewer size variations than round tubes. With square defined corners on both the inside radius and outside radius, rectangular and square tubes typically range in size from 1/2 inch to 8 inches per side, with wall thicknesses of .125 inch to .50 inch.

CARBON MECHANICAL TUBING

ALUMINUM TUBING ALLOYS

Among the hundreds of different aluminum alloys available, Service Steel regularly stocks 60612024, and 5052. Each is used for its specific features relative to:

  • Formability or Workability
  • Weldability
  • Machining
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Heat Treating
  • Strength
Aluminum Tubing

ALUMINUM TUBING TYPES

6061 Aluminum

6061 is the most versatile of the heat treatable aluminum alloys. This aluminum/magnesium-silicon alloy is easily fabricated, corrosion resistant, weldable, and has good formability. Round aluminum tubes are most commonly produced from 6061 alloy due to these factors.

Typical Applications: Screw machine parts, frames, machine parts, truck and marine components, marine fittings, electrical fittings and connectors, bike frames, railings, truck racks, etc.

5052 Aluminum

5052 is the highest strength alloy of the non-heat-treatable grades. This aluminum/magnesium alloy’s fatigue strength is higher than most aluminum alloys. It has excellent workability and is readily weldable. 5052 has particularly good resistance to marine atmosphere and saltwater corrosion.

Typical Applications: Wide variety from aircraft components to home appliances, shipbuilding, transportation, pressure vessels, bridges and buildings, marine and transportation industry parts, heavy duty cooking utensils, and equipment for bulk processing food.

2024 Aluminum

2024 is a high strength aluminum/copper alloy with excellent strength and fatigue resistance. it is desirable for structures and parts where a good strength-to-weight ratio is desired and is heat treatable.

Typical Applications: aerospace and aircraft applications Aircraft structural components and parts for the transportation industry.

SERVICE STEEL ALSO STOCKS ALUMINUM TUBING

SERVICE STEEL HAS FIVE REGIONAL LOCATIONS TO ADDRESS THE UNIQUE LEADS OF EACH GEOGRAPHIC AREA

DETROIT

13700 Sherwood
Detroit MI 48212
Phone 313.365.6500
Toll-free 800.275.8823

CINCINNATI

5170 Broerman Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45217
Phone 513.242.6000
Toll-free 800.929.8823

EAST MOLINE

2930 Morton Drive
East Moline IL 61244
Phone 309.755.2151
Toll-free 800.323.1176

BUFFALO

333 Wales Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone 716.694.5200
Toll-free 800.447.6733

FARMINGTON

5636 County Road 41
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone 315.876.9099
Toll-free 800.447.6733

BUFFALO

333 Wales Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone 716.694.5200
Toll-free 800.447.6733

FARMINGTON

5636 County Road 41
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone 315.876.9099
Toll-free 800.447.6733

Why Service Steel

The Service Steel Company, a steel tube, pipe, and bar service center, was organized in Detroit by Herbert B. Van Pelt and his son, Donald C. Van Pelt in 1920, and was headquartered at Rivard and Maple Streets tucked in between Eastern Market and Lafayette Park.

Through the years, Service Steel has remained solid under the ownership and direction of the Van Pelt family – 100 years after its founding.

Aluminum Tubing

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