Aluminum Wire and Rod

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MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Aluminum (Al) is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal that is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon) and makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth's crust. Aluminum forms a microscopically thin (~4 nm thick) protective oxide coating on exposure to air or water, which makes it highly resistant to ordinary corrosion. Aluminum is a component in over 270 different minerals. The primary ore used in the production of aluminum metal is bauxite.

Aluminum is among the most electrically conductive metals. Along with its light weight, strength and corrosion resistance, this makes it a good choice for electrical applications. Aluminum wire is increasingly popular for electrical wiring and in utility grid transmission and distribution networks.

Aluminum has a superior conductivity to weight ratio compared with copper and is being used for wiring in appliances, residences, aircraft, and buildings. Because aluminum does not spark, it is important for electrical applications in industries where sparking can have catastrophic consequences.

ESPI specializes in small research and prototype quantities of pure aluminum wire and rod in diameters ranging from 0.001” (.025mm) to more than 1” (25mm). We carry many standard diameters but can draw aluminum to just about any diameter and tolerance you need.

GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

 Al

Atomic Number:

13

Atomic Weight:

26.98154

Density:

2.6989 gm/cc

Melting Point:

660.37 oC

Boiling Point:

2467 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

2.37 W/cm/ K @ 298.2  K

Electrical Resistivity:

2.6548 microhm-cm @ 20 oC

Electronegativity:

1.5 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.215 Cal/g/ K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

67.9 K-cal/gm atom at 2467 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.55 Cal/gm mole

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity: 4N 5N
Ca 1 1.0
Cu 13 1.0
Mg 7 2.0
Mn 1 1.0
Si 23 2.0
Fe 52 2.2

ALUMINUM WIRE

Material Purity
Aluminum Wire .001” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .002” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .003” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .004” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .005” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .006” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .007” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .008” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .009” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .010” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .020” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .040”  3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .050” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .060” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .070” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .080” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Wire .090” 3N, 4N, 5N

Wire diameters are available in increments of .001”, are spooled to order and sold by the foot or meter. Call or email for additional diameters or custom sizes.

ALUMINUM ROD

Material Purity
Aluminum Rod .0625”  3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod .125” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod .250” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod .500” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod .625” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod .750” 3N, 4N, 5N
Aluminum Rod 1” 3N, 4N, 5N

Rod is cut to order and sold by the inch or foot. Call or email for additional diameters or custom sizes.

 

Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS

 Aluminum MSDS

 

 

Technical Data Sheets

 Machining Aluminum