- Parent Category: Big Blue Saw Blog
- Created: Friday, 29 September 2017 17:09
- Written by Simon Arthur
You've been asking for it, and now it's here. You can now order custom waterjet cut aluminum 7075 parts directly from our website.
I used this material in my robot Flipper for Robot Battles this year. You can see it in the photo above: the claws on the robot are aluminum 7075 in 3/8 inch thickness. It held up spectacularly when lifting opponents, falling off the stage, and being attacked by other robots. Flipper went on to win the final rumble in the 12 pound division.
Aluminum 7075 offers greater tensile strength than 6061 or 5052 alloys, so it's fantastic for any application where the parts will be undergoing mechanical stress. On the flip side, it's not weldable like 5052 or 6061, doesn't have the formability of 5052, and is more prone to corrosion in harsh chemical environments. But if you're looking for an aluminum with an ultimate tensile strength that's 85% higher than alloy 6061, 7075 is the way to go.