Metal Material Specification 

NAMEPLATES Online carries a wide variety of materials to suit many different identification needs. Check out these nameplate materials and choose which ones best suit your requirements. We have Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Bronze and Brass in various sizes for your many needs. To help determine what kind of metal is ideal for your metal plate requirements, read the specifications and possible uses these metal plates can be used for.

ALUMINUM

The bulk of  metal nameplates manufactured today are made of 1100 or 3003 alloy aluminum. This material is light-weight and relatively inexpensive.

.002” Aluminum – (Stocked with an adhesive back.) This material is very soft and is excellent for use with a typewriter. This material allows you to add any last minute or variable information on the plate. 

.012” Aluminum – This material is very flexible and is generally used as an insert to formed plastic parts.

.016” Aluminum – This material is thick enough to supply some structural stability, yet it is easy to work with for forming or embossing operations.

.020” Aluminum – The most popular of the aluminum series. This material combines good structural stability with cost effectiveness.

.025” Aluminum – This material is preferable to .020” aluminum when your nameplates require both serializing and adhesive backs.

.032” Aluminum – This material has considerable structural stability and is desirable for plates that require large amounts of information to be stamped into them, and especially those that require adhesive backs.

.050” Aluminum – It is generally used on very large nameplates such as control panels.

.064” Aluminum – It is generally used on very large nameplates such as control panels.

.125”Aluminum – This is our thickest in-stock material. It is generally used on heavyduty cases or as a commemorative plaque.

STAINLESS STEEL

This material is probably the most corrosive resistant metal from which nameplates can be manufactured. All thicknesses stocked in 304 series.

.018” Stainless Steel – This material has the same advantages as .020” aluminum.  .024” Stainless Steel – Also available in extremely durable 316 series.

.030” Stainless Steel – Available in 316 series and 430 series (magnetic).This material is generally called for when the nameplate must withstand great extremes in abrasion and corrosive atmospheres.

.050” Stainless Steel – Also available in 316 series.

.062” Stainless Steel – This material is generally used for larger signage.

.125” Stainless Steel – Appropriate for large outdoor signage & decorative plaques.

BRASS / BRONZE

These are the richest of all nameplate materials. Few metals can match the appearance and durability of these two colored metals.

.020” Brass – A beautiful material at an economical price. 

.025” Brass – This material is frequently used for plaques. For that reason we stock a particular type of leaded brass which allows easy engraving for personalization.

.032” Brass – Also available in a beautiful Bronze.

.064” Brass – Also available in .050” thick beautiful Bronze.

.125” Brass – Also available in a beautiful Bronze.