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Our Billet Machined Hop-up Parts

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

INTPR (Press Release) – Jan 6, 2010 – Walnut, CA – One of the most popular alloys found in high quality r/c parts is 6061-T6 aluminum. In the 1950s the Aluminum Association adopted a four-digit numerical classification system for wrought type aluminum materials. The first digit, the six, states that this alloy contains certain percentage of aluminum, magnesium, and silicon; giving the alloy good formability, corrosion resistance, and strength. The -T6 designates aluminum alloys that have been thermally treated and artificially aged for additional hardness.

When maximum strength is needed in an aluminum part they are machined from billet. Basically, “Billet” means a solid “chunk” of aluminum. The part is machined out of a single block of aluminum such as bar stock as it was produced at the foundry. Parts made in this manner are superior in strength and don’t have the stresses of (more…)

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