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Differences between Mic6, Alca plus and K100
Q. Is there any difference between mic6, alca plus and k100? y is it that for clear anodise, the colour is difference between mic 6 and alca plus. plus I find that the strength is also slightly difference..pls helpMike Cheng
A. These are all cast aluminum alloy tooling plate. One supplier gives the following info: "Mic-6 by Alcoa (previously by Alumax), K100 by Alpase, Alca Plus is no longer available (previously by Alcoa before they bought the Mic-6 line from Alumax)." See letter #1419 for information on anodizing.Ken Vlach
- Goleta, California
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September 14, 2014
A. Mic6 is a 7000 series base alloy. Alpase's K100S and Vista's ATP-5 products are a modified 5083 alloy. The 5000 series products should anodize better than the Mic6. Strength should be comparable.Matthew Kaye
- Clinton, Ohio, USA