Full-Length and Short Steel Aluminum Supply and Custom Metal Art
Are you looking for a specific metal to craft your next art or décor project? How about tempered steel for building a structure? The Short Iron Store in Fort Worth is proud to offer a broad array of metal types for any project you are planning. From thin and flexible to sturdy and weatherproof, we have the metal you’re looking for – and if we don’t, we will order it.
Our business was founded with one purpose in mind: to save hobbyists, artists, and all other metal fabrication project professionals time, money, and hassle. We always strive to provide the right amount of materials at the right price. We specialize in creating a strategic plan to bring your project to life, whether it be metal art, metal cutting, or welding. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we hope to add you to our list of happy clients.
We enjoy educating our customers about the properties of different metals. Here is a closer look at 3003 aluminum, what it is, and what it’s used for.
What is 3003 Aluminum?
3003 aluminum sheet is a pure, affordable, commercially-available aluminum with moderate strength and corrosion resistance. It is easy to weld, and can be hot or cold worked. This aluminum is very easy to cut and form, and has about 40% of copper’s conductivity. Its strength, affordability, and attractive high-polish surface finish make it a popular choice for any application where looks and function are important.
Properties of 3003 Aluminum
3003 aluminum is considered to be a pure aluminum because of the low percentage of alloys it contains. It has the following chemical makeup:
- Aluminum: 96.8 to 99%
- Copper: 0.05 to 0.20%
- Iron: 0.7% max
- Manganese: 1.0 to 1.5%
- Silicon: 0.6% max
- Zinc: 0.1% max
- Residuals: 0.15% max
This metal is able to be cold worked, but does not stand up to heat treatment. Like other metals, when its strength is increased, its brittleness also increases. It is commonly rolled and extruded, but is not forged or cast. This aluminum has excellent workability and weldability.
Uses for 3003 Aluminum
Storage tanks, tool boxes, walkways, decorative trim and chemical equipment are frequently made from 3003 aluminum. It is also commonly used as a sheet metal in roofing applications, for gutters and downspouts, signage, kitchen utensils and cooking equipment, truck beds and trailers. Its attractiveness and moisture resistance make it a good choice for siding, awning slats, and all kinds of ornamental exterior work.
Get Your 3003 Aluminum at the Short Iron Store
The Short Iron Store is your #1 source for complete and custom metal fabrication services in Dallas/Fort Worth. We keep a large inventory of different metal types for artwork and construction projects, and we will help you find the material that best suits your needs. Our experts understand how important it is to keep your project on time and under budget. If we don’t have the metal you need, we will order it so that it arrives ASAP, usually the same day.
We carry 3003 aluminum, along with an extensive selection of other metals. If you need help choosing one, our team will be glad to go over your choice with you and make a recommendation. We take your budget and your desired end product into consideration so that you are always satisfied with the end result.
Our goal is to help you bring your vision to life. That’s why we take care of everything from cutting to delivery. If you have questions about any of our products or services, please don’t hesitate to ask. We hope to see you soon!