Aluminum Test Panels
We make aluminum test panels in 2024, 3003, 6061, 7050, 7075, and more. Each of these materials is available in several different thicknesses. These panels can be as rolled, polished, plated, or anodized. Common dimensions include 3" x 10", 3" x 6", 4" x 6", and 6" x 6".
We offer regular and premium-grade aluminum panels. Regular test panels are PVC-coated on both sides, cut to size, deburred, and packed in bundles. These panels may have some minor surface defects and will have mill oil on the surface, as these are the sheets in “as-received” condition from the aluminum mill.
Premium panels require much more work. The panels are cut to size, deburred, and then carefully inspected to ensure that at least one as-rolled side has zero detectable surface scratches or oxidation. Our standard is that if a visible scratch can be detected with a fingernail, then that side of the panel is not premium grade. The reverse side of the panel may have some detectable scratches – premium panels are only premium on one side, not both. The panels are wiped and cleaned on both sides with solvent per ASTM D609 to remove mill oil and fingerprints. The panels are also scrubbed with soft material to remove visible surface oxidation. The panels are interleaved in plastic to protect the surface. These panels are not PVC coated when shipped, making the panels ready to use.
All test panels are batch traceable to the original material.