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Once again, current aluminum prices?

Joined
Nov 19, 2007
Location
marysville ohio
I bought 6 12' of 1"x1" 6061T6 from Alro Metals. they ripped me for 90.00 each, 2x what it was 1 year ago. It was labeled "Hydro" and it was SHIT, all twisted and useless as I needed 4 straight non twisted 72" lengths for this job and lots of 1' and shorter pieces so I can use some of it.
 

kustomizer

Titanium
Joined
Aug 17, 2007
Location
North Fork Idaho
3500 lbs of 6061 yesterday @3.90 mostly Kaiser except some 3/4 x 4 Hydro, I have to bend it 45 deg with a 1/2" inside radius and Kaiser wont do it as it cracks
 

kustomizer

Titanium
Joined
Aug 17, 2007
Location
North Fork Idaho
I do 90% of the machining, heat them to 500ish in an oven, set them in a purpose built bender bender then heat them to closer to 700 with a torch as I bend them. Kaiser will crack more often than not and Hydro bends nice. I prefer machining Kaiser, it is flatter, straighter slightly harder, makes better chips, stays flatter when machined but it don't bend as well.
 








 
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