Aluminum Alloys

Aluminum alloys are alloys in which aluminum is the dominant metal among a combination of various metals. Taber manufactures aluminum alloys for wrought and casting purposes that are both heat-treatable and non-heat-treatable. Aluminum alloys that are cast have the ability to create products that are very cost-effective because of the low melting point. Broadly used in engineering systems and applications which require lightweight or corrosion-resistant characteristics, aluminum alloys are the preferred choice for innumerable industry applications.

Taber offers the full range of aluminum alloys for all of our aluminum shapes, including hard, soft, marine, and armor grade alloys. Need specific metal fabrication? We also offer custom chemistries to meet your unique needs. All of our alloys are processed at our billet casting facility in Gulfport, Mississippi.

• 2XXX Aluminum Alloys
• 5XXX Aluminum Alloys
• 6XXX Aluminum Alloys
• 7XXX Aluminum Alloys
• 1XXX and 3XXX upon request
• Custom chemistries available

In a four-billion pound industry, Taber is among the leading aluminum suppliers and is the most diverse in breadth of capability.

Cast House

The Full Range of Alloys. Without the Middle Man.

Our casthouse is in-house. That’s right, no middle man. That means savings for you. Saving time, saving money, and saving hassle. We offer the full range of aluminum alloys, too, so you can be sure that we’ll have the right aluminum chemistry for your next extrusion project. And because we control our billet casting, we have greater flexibility in our casting chemistries. The alloys from our castings serve a wide array of industries such as:

• Marine/Ship Building • Defense • Commercial and Industrial Construction • Electrical Motor Housings • Power Supply Heat Sinks • Aircraft Maintenance Work Platforms • Commercial Greenhouses • General Distribution

Aluminum alloys casthouse
Our cast house is another way we achieve the broadest capabilities in the aluminum extrusion industry. We like to keep everything under one roof… from casting to extrusion, to machining and beyond. Ingots cast from prime and recycled aluminum to meet required quality and chemistry specifications.

Our casting capabilities and cast house information:

  • Full Service Casting/Scrap recycling
  • Billet sizes currently tool: 7”, 9”, 11”, 16”, 20”, 10”x 28” “slab”
  • Current Alloys Offered: 6061, 6063, 6005, 6005A, 6082, 6101, 1100. 5086, 5083, 5083 Class 1, 5456, and 5454
  • 5000 alloys in round sizes only
  • On-site alloy verification and certification
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Recycled content makeup: 25-30% prime, 70-75% scrap (re-cycled commercial scrap and extrusion manufacturing scrap)
  • Capacity lb/drop: ~25,000 lbs.
  • Number of drops/day: 9/day