- General Details
Process Lead Time Finish Options Tolerance Applications CNC Mill
3 days (rush)
5-7 days (standard)
Sanding, hand-polishing, bead-blasting.
Anodization available in a variety of colors.
ISO 2768 Light & economic, used from
prototyping to production
Aluminum is one of the most commonly used metals in the world because of its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, low cost, and recyclability. Fictiv offers multiple aluminum alloys.
- Material Properties
The 5083 aluminum alloy is a high-magnesium alloy with good strength in the non-heat treatable alloy, and good corrosion resistance and machinability.The surface is beautiful after anodizing. The arc welding performance is good. The main alloying element in the 5083 alloy is magnesium, which has good corrosion resistance and weldability, as well as moderate strength.
- Material Finish
Untreated aluminum generally has a dull silver/grey finish which varies depending on the roughness of the surface.
Many consumer products made with aluminum are anodized, most notably the MacBook Pro. Anodization allows the introduction of a variety of color options and adds a consistent shine across the entire part.
Aluminum can also be media-blasted, sanded, and hand-polished to achieve a multitude of surface finishes. Alodine is often used as an alternative protective coating to anodize on aluminum parts, and can be clear or gold in color.
- Design Recommendations
Min Wall Thickness Min End Mill Size Min Drill Size Max Part Size Undercuts Radii : Depth 0.5 mm 0.8 mm
1200 x 500 x 152 mm[(x,y,z] (mill)
152 x 394 mm
Depth must not exceed 12x drill bit diameter.
For end mills, depth must not exceed 10x tool diameter.