What is a thin aluminum sheet?

Aluminum sheet thin is an expression of thickness, and thin aluminum sheet refers to a flat aluminum sheet with a thickness less than 6mm. Thin aluminum sheeting is a lightweight, durable and corrosion-resistant metal commonly used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, construction and packaging.

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 Thickness range of thin aluminum sheet

The raw material of the aluminum plate is an aluminum ingot. After the aluminum ingot is formed, the aluminum plate is sawed into the corresponding thickness by processing. Some national standards have made thickness range standards for thin sheet aluminum. The general thickness of conventional thin aluminum sheets is 0.1mm-6mm (sheet). More above this range is called a thick aluminum plate (plate). The common aluminum plate thickness comparison table is as follows.

Aluminum TypeSheet/PlateThickness(mm)Thickness(inch)
Thin aluminum sheetSheet0.1mm-6mm0.004″-0.24″
Medium thickness aluminum platePlate6mm-26mm0.24″-1.02″
Thick aluminum platePlate26mm-600mm1.02″-24″

 How to cut the thin aluminum sheet?

What is the best way to cut thin aluminum sheet?Aluminum sheet thin usually needs to be cut to obtain a more suitable size for production, so how to cut thin aluminum sheet? Huawei Aluminum provides the following several different tools and methods to cut thin aluminum sheets. Here are some commonly used how to cut thin aluminum sheet metal methods:

1. Scissors or tin snips: For very thin aluminum sheets, a sharp pair of scissors or tin snips may be sufficient to cut through the material. This method is only suitable for a small amount of cut thin aluminum sheet.
2. Utility knife: The utility knife can also be used for cutting thin aluminum sheet. Use a ruler or ruler to mark the cut line on the paper, then use a utility knife to carefully score along the line. Repeat the scoring several times until the blade cuts through the sheet.
3. Jigsaw or circular saw: For thicker aluminum sheets, a jigsaw or circular saw with a metal cutting blade can be used.
4. Laser or water jet cutting: For precise or complex aluminum sheet cutting, laser or water jet cutting machines can be used. These machines use high-powered lasers or water jets to precisely cut sheets. This method works best with thicker aluminum sheets and may require specialized equipment.

Remember to always wear proper safety gear when cutting aluminum, including goggles and gloves.

 Where to buy thin sheets of aluminum?

Thin sheets of aluminum have a very wide range of applications, and china thin aluminum sheet metal is one of the choices of many purchasing manufacturers. Huawei can provide very thin aluminum sheets specifications, and bend thin aluminum sheet and cut thin aluminum sheet metal according to customer needs. As one of the many china thin aluminum sheet factories, huawei not only provides professional services and high-quality products, but also saves purchase costs for customers to the greatest extent. china thin aluminum sheet manufacturers provide you with the most suitable solution.

 thin aluminum sheet 4×8

The size of a conventional 4×8 thin aluminum sheet is 5mmx1220mmx2440mm. The size of a thin aluminum sheet 5mm 4×8 is very standardized, and it is widely used in industrial manufacturing, such as kitchen utensils, car bodies, ship boards, etc.

 thin gauge aluminum sheet

Thin gauge aluminum sheet refers to aluminum sheets that are relatively thin in thickness, typically ranging from 0.006 inches (0.15 mm) to 0.025 inches (0.64 mm) in thickness.

The range of 1-24gauge aluminum sheet is 0.511mm-7.348mm, and the thickness range of thin gauge aluminum sheet is below 6mm. The specifications of thin gauge aluminum sheet are as follows.

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3 gauge thin aluminum sheet5.83mm
4 gauge thin aluminum sheet5.20mm
5 gauge thin aluminum sheet4.62mm
6 gauge thin aluminum sheet4.12mm
7 gauge thin aluminum sheet3.67mm
8 gauge thin aluminum sheet3.27mm
9 gauge thin aluminum sheet2.91mm
10 gauge thin aluminum sheet2.59mm
11 gauge thin aluminum sheet2.3mm
12 gauge thin aluminum sheet2.05mm
13 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.83mm
14 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.67mm
15 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.45mm
16 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.29mm
17 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.15mm
18 gauge thin aluminum sheet1.02mm
19 gauge thin aluminum sheet0.91mm
20 gauge thin aluminum sheet0.81mm

 What is the thinnest aluminum sheet?

The thinnest aluminum sheet available commercially is typically around 0.005 inches (0.127 mm) thick. However, it’s important to note that the availability of such thin aluminum sheet metal may depend on the specific manufacturer and the alloy of the aluminum. In some cases, thin aluminum sheet roll foil can be even thinner, with thicknesses as low as 0.00017 inches (0.0045 mm) or less. However, aluminum foil is not typically considered a sheet due to its thinness and flexibility.

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 Which alloy thin sheet is suitable for building?

Thin gauge aluminum sheets can be fabricated through various processes, such as rolling, stamping, bending, and welding. They are also available in different grades, alloys, and finishes, depending on the intended application. For instance, 1000 series aluminum alloys are used for general-purpose applications, while 5000 and 6000 series alloys are preferred for structural and architectural purposes.

When selecting a thin gauge aluminum sheet, it is important to consider factors such as the intended application, the required thickness, strength, and corrosion resistance, as well as the availability of the sheet in the required size and shape. It is also important to ensure that the sheet meets relevant industry standards, such as ASTM or AMS specifications.

 Product type of thin aluminum sheet

Huawei Aluminum can provide thin aluminum sheets in various processes and sizes.

Thin aluminum sheet typeItems
Process Type
  • thin aluminum diamond plate sheets
  • aluminum perforated sheets thin
  • thin anodized aluminum sheet
Size Type
  • 2 x 2 aluminum thin sheet
  • thin aluminum sheet 0.40
  • 4×10 thin aluminum sheet
  • 5 x 10 thin aluminum sheet

 Huawei Aluminum thin sheet export countries

As a well-known thin aluminum sheet roll manufacturer in China, we have exported our aluminum sheet products to more than 70 countries in the world and established good business relationships.

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