Please make your selection by clicking on the specific alloy below to reveal the
characteristics of each.

1100 series aluminum alloys have excellent appearance, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, metal bending, forming, and drawing characteristics.

Used in the production of satellite dishes, automotive, food utensils/equipment, lighting industry, heating and/or air conditioning cabinetry, building and construction. Basic Metals is a leading supplier of aluminum circles to the metal spinning industry.


3000 series aluminum alloys are great for visual end uses, corrosion resistant. Forms well, and deep drawing characteristics, brazes and welds, in some metal fabrication applications can be a substitute for other more expensive alloys.

Used in the production of appliances, recreational vehicles, architectural applications, fan blades, vents, hinges and other hardware, lighting applications, aluminum sign blanks, pots and pans, roofing, rain ware and soffits.


Properties of the 5005 series aluminum alloys are similar to 3003 series and are versatile with good formability and durability in exterior applications.

Used for architectural applications because of its anodizing characteristics and has high strength, good corrosion resistance, and a brighter appearance when compared to 5052 series.


5052 series aluminum alloys are a high strength, multi-use alloy that has good metal bending characteristics, uniform appearance, bendability, and versatility.

Used in a variety of applications this alloy works well for lighting, automotive, truck trailer, recreational vehicles, structural applications, flooring, aluminum signs, tanks, and general distribution.


6061 series aluminum alloys have a high corrosion resistance, good formability, drawing and workability.

Used for automotive applications, wheels, luggage, furniture, railroad applications, magazine clips, other military applications and drawing products. This alloy is a great alternative because it is less expensive than the non-heat treatable products.


6000 series aluminum alloys are higher in strength, dent resistance and weld-able the T-tempered alloys are used for forgings, railroad cars, aerospace, automotive, truck and marine frames, and pipelines.

Extruded applications are used in architectural and structural applications including geodesic domes.