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Starting April 18, 2022, quoting and ordering will begin moving from Big Blue Saw to the Xometry website. You'll continue to be able to get fast service and instant quotes, in addition addition to a whole host of new materials and manufacturing processes!

CC BY-SA 4.0 Elekes Andor Ville de Montbard, France

Aluminum sculpture in Ville de Montbard, France. Photo CC BY-SA 4.0 Elekes Andor.

Regular customers know that we like to announce our sales early. This way, if you have an idea for a metal part, you have a chance to get the design ready before the sale begins. Today we're giving the details on the sale coming up later this month.

From Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17, Big Blue Saw will be having a sale on waterjet cut 6061 alloy aluminum in 1/8 inch (0.125") thickness. Any order placed online during the sale will automatically receive a quantity discount.

6061 alloy is made by combining blending pure aluminum with silicon, copper, magnesium, and chromium in just the right amounts. This alloy has a very useful combination of strength, toughness, corrosion resistance, and weldability.  You will find aluminum 6061 used both for decorative purposes, like signs, as well as structural ones like on the BattleBot Bite Force, or the Space Shuttle. The Pioneer Plaque, humankind's message to extraterrestrials, made to last through milennia of space travel, was made of aluminum 6061.

Remember: the sale starts Monday, August 15. Get ready early by verifying your design in our online quoting system.

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