Plates and blocks

blocks_porous_aluminium_plates_vacuum_forming_thermoforming_heat_exchange_sintered_metal_foamWe manufacture and supply plates and blocks made of porous aluminium in various dimensions according to customer specifications. The maximal possible thickness of the products depends on pore sizes you choose. Porous aluminium is obtained by casting of liquid aluminium with granulated salt and following salt wash out. The larger are pore sizes, i.e. the larger are salt granules, the easier it is to wash the salt out and thus products with the bigger thickness can be manufactured.

The table below presents maximal dimensions of the blocks we are manufacturing. These limitations of maximal length and maximal width are subject of available moulds. Please consider that manufacturing of plates and blocks with larger length and width as presented in the table is possible.

max length, mm max width, mm max thickness, mm
No. 1
pore size
0,20 – 0,35 mm
No. 2
pore size
0,30 – 0,50 mm
No. 3
pore size
0,40 – 0,63 mm
No. 4
pore size
0,40 – 1,00 mm
No. 5
pore size
0,63 – 1,60 mm
No. 6
pore size
0,63 – 3,00 mm
No. 7
pore size
0,63 – 4,00 mm
150 150 15 30 60 60 60 60 60
300 250 15 30 60 80 100 100 100
500 300 15 30 60 80 100 100 100
600 400 15 30 60 80 100 100 100

 

plates_made_of_porous_aluminium_for_vacuum_formingWe developed six standard types of porous aluminium with pore sizes from 0.14 mm to 3.00 mm (No. 1 to 6 in the above table). On the page „Properties of porous aluminium“ you will find a detailed overview of the material characteristics, relevant for the each of the material type.

We are pleased that you are interested in our products and will be glad to answer any questions that you may have. We will provide you with all required information about porous aluminium and listen to you very carefully to understand your individual task and conditions before we will work out a best solution together with you. Look forward to hearing from you.

Maximum dimensions of the plates (tolerance for the thickness ± 0.1 mm)

Thickness, mmSquare, A x A, mmRectangle, A x B, mmDisk, ØD, mm
120х2020х1520
230х3030х2530
340х4040х3540
4100х100170х100100
5120х120170х120120
6150х150200х150120
7160х160300х160120
8160х160400х160120
9160х160400х160120
10160х160400х160120
15160х160400х160120
20160х160400х160120

Maximum dimensions of the plates (tolerance for the thickness ± 0.3 mm)

Thickness, mmSquare, A x A, mmRectangle, A x B, mmDisk, ØD, mm
120х2020х1520
230х3030х2530
340х4040х3540
4100х100170х100100
5120х120200х120250
6400х400500х300250
7400х400500х300250
8400х400550х320250
9400х400600х400250
10400х400600х400250
15400х400600х400250
20400х400600х400250

Product samples:

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