Type 6063 alloy resists general corrosion, including stress corrosion cracking and has an excellent surface appearance.
Akron, OH (PRWEB) February 17, 2012
Antenna builders can now choose from a wide selection of tubing available at DX Engineering, including new, larger sizes. This custom-made, high strength Type 6063-T832 seamless aluminum tubing is drawn—not extruded—and is available in 3 and 6 foot lengths. Type 6063 alloy resists general corrosion, including stress corrosion cracking, and has an excellent surface appearance.
The 0.058 inch wall tubing is available in 1/8 inch increments from 3/8 inch to 2 1/8 inch O.D. It telescopes from one size to the next to create vertical or yagi antenna elements. Precise I.D. and O.D. dimensions ensure a smooth fit.
Three foot lengths are ideal for fast taper, low wind resistance applications while the 6 foot slow taper lengths provide greatest bandwidth. Most sizes are available with a slit on one end for use with DX Engineering’s marine-grade stainless steel element clamps. Optional UV-rated black vinyl caps, designed to fit over the tubing ends, seal out moisture.
Larger sizes from 1.5 to 3.0 inches O.D. are also available in 0.120 inch, heavy wall 6061-T8 aluminum, which ensures maximum strength for long assemblies such as antenna booms.
Price: $1.45 to $103.95 depending on size and wall thickness.
For more information or to order, visit http://www.dxengineering.com.