This plate is produced from a fine-grain aluminum alloy which is free from internal stresses. This material is dimensionally stable, which assures minimum movement in machining.
Tooling Plate is a machined product, with flat surfaces and a finish equal to 32 micro-inches or better. It is readily machined with very little distortion.
Aluminum Tooling Plate is one-third as heavy as steel plate, which usually eliminates the need for heavy handling equipment for installation and set up, and reduces the load on ways and screws. It is highly resistant to corrosion, requiring no protective treatment. After the tool is obsolete, the product has a higher salvage value than steels.