Clad Metal Strip Confguirations - Precision Metals EU
Clad Aluminium

Clad Metals are pushing the frontiers of manufacturing and design through innovative material solutions. By combining metals, it is possible to create a material that capitalises on the superior properties that do not exist in a single metal. These properties include strength, corrosion resistance, thermal and electric conductivity, weight, surface finish, cost, even material availability.

Popular Configurations

Stainless Steel Clad Aluminium

Typical Materials include: Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502 Stainless Steel: 301, 304, 430

Copper Clad Stainless Steel

Typical Materials include: Copper: C1100 (C101), C10200, C12200 (C106) Stainless Steel: 301, 304, 430

Copper Clad Aluminium

Typical Materials include: Copper: C1100 (C101), C10200 Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502

Nickel Clad

Typical Materials include: Nickel Alloy: 201 Copper: C1100 (C101), C10200, Aluminium Alloy: 1100, Alloy 502, Stainless Steel: 301, 304, 430

ALMOST ANY COMBINATION IS POSSIBLE

What are the benefits of using Clad Metals?

Materials can be combined to create an ideal combination of strength, corrosion resistance, thermal and electric conductivity, weight, surface finish with almost any combination of properties are possible. This can offer lower cost material options and overcome material availability concerns.

Clad metal is created by laminating two or more different, but compatible, metal alloys together through a processes known as "clad lamination" or bonding. The joining process, also known as cladding. is typically done by applying heat and pressure to the metals. By combining metals, it is possible to create a material that capitalises on the superior properties that do not exist in a single metal. These properties can include the ideal combination of strength, corrosion resistance, thermal and electric conductivity, weight, surface finish, cost, even material availability. As a result, designers, engineers and manufactures are given freedom and flexibility to create new solutions with targeted properties for even the most unique design challenges. By using Clad materials over more traditional alloys, manufacturers can achieve faster production times, a reduction in costs and a more innovative approach to designing components.

 

Clad metals are characterised by their strength and versatility and as they consist of a number of layers, there are a infinite combinations possible.

Manufacturing today increasingly requires an innovative approach to overcoming a variety of challenges including material costs and manufacturing times, changes to end uses and environments, and even material availability. With complex and competing demands, a single material cannot always provide a single solution. As a result, Composite materials are a rapidly growing industry, and manufacturers are turning to these custom alternatives for applications across multiple sectors.

While we may be familiar with Clad material use in contstruction applications, we actually encounter Clad Materials on a daily basis, from decorative items such as jewellery, to functional uses such as in our currency and countless electronic devices. Clad Metal is both an economical and practical choice for a wide variety of applications and sectors including: Aerospace, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Construction, Telecommunications, Domestic Appliances, Electronics, Medical and Defence, use Clad Metals for this reason. In addition to being widely used in the electrical component production, the aerospace industry also extensively use Clad Metals in the manufacture of jet engine components, shielding and other components.

Sourcing the right material for a wide range of products is our specialty. Through exclusive supplier partnerships we can offer you a bespoke clad metal solution to meet your needs. If you would like help in finding the right product for you, get in touch with our Sales Team today.

CLAD METAL RANGE
Base Material (Substrate)Inlay MaterialSubstrate ThicknessSubstrate WidthInlay Depth
Aluminium Alloys Copper Alloys Bronze Nickel Alloys Stainless Steel AlloysAluminium Alloys Copper Alloys Stainless Steel Alloys Nickel Alloys0.05 mm - 2.54 mm (0.002” - 0.100”)upto 7.00”2-40% of the total thickness from 2.54 mm (0.100”)
CLAD ALUMINIUM RANGE
Base MaterialCladding MaterialCladding ThicknessThickness (mm)Width (mm)Temper
30034004, 4045, 4343, 7072 (on one or both sides)2.5% ± 1% 3% ± 1% 4% ± 1% 5% ± 1% 6.5% ± 1.5% 7.5% ± 1.5% 10% ± 2% 12% ± 2% 13% ± 2% 14% ± 2.5% 14% ± 3% 15% ± 2.5% 15% ± 3%0.30 - 3.00900 - 1350F, O, H111, H14, H16, H18, H22, H24, H26, H28
3.10 - 6.00900 - 1350F, O, H111, H12, H22, H24
Other specifications available upon request.

All data is provided for informational purposes only. In no event will the Knight Group and its subsidiaries, be liable for in respect of any action taken by any third party arising from using the information taken from our online or printed sources. Chemical and Mechanical Properties should not be construed as maximum or minimum values for specifications, nor should information be used to assess suitability for a particular use or application. The information and data provided is deemed to be accurate to the best of our knowledge and may be revised anytime without notice and assume no duty to update