What is the difference in aluminum sheet and aluminum plate?
Aluminum sheet and aluminum plate are essentially the same, and the only difference is in their respective thickness.
Aluminum and aluminium are two names for element 13 on the periodic table. In both cases, the element symbol is Al, although Americans and Canadians spell and pronounce the name aluminum, while the British (and most of the rest of the world) use the spelling and pronunciation of aluminium.
And so we land today: with aluminum used by the English speakers of North America, and aluminium used everywhere else.
Aluminum sheet and aluminum plate are both widely used and respected due to the metal’s light-weight strength, along with high corrosion resistance. But what is the difference between sheet, plate, and foil?
When choosing between the three types of products, the only difference is the thickness – with plate being thickest and foil the thinnest.
Aluminium sheet thickness:
Aluminum sheet is any aluminum sheet metal thicker than aluminum foil but thinner than 6mm.
Aluminium plate thickness:
Aluminum plate is any aluminum sheet metal that is thicker than 6mm.
Many different forms of aluminum sheet and plate:
Aluminium sheets or plates comes in many forms including diamond plate, aluminum tread checker plate, expanded, perforated aluminum sheet, painted aluminum sheet and aluminum veneer panel.
The difference between aluminum sheet and plate in application:
You can see aluminum sheets utilized for packaging by the food ,Aluminium foil in flexible food packaging and beverage industry, and as parts of cookware and appliances. Sheets of this metal can also be seen being used by the construction and housing industry in the form of roofing, gutters, sidings and the like.
Aluminum sheet and aluminum plate grades :
Our aluminum plate is available in a variety of alloys and various weights and thickness. Popular grades include 6061 plate, 6082 plate, 5052 sheets, and 7075 aluminum.
Selecting the right grade of aluminum plate depends on its intended use. The 5052 plate offers excellent corrosion resistance and weldability while 6061 aluminum plate is one of the strongest and most commonly used heat treatable grades. Additional available grades include 1050, 1060, 1100, 3003, 3004, 5005, 5052, 5083, 5754, 6061, 6063, 6082, 7075 etc.