3003 aluminum tread has many benefits, including is aesthetically pleasing, durability, and improved traction. It is used in many applications because of the qualities it possesses. Commonly referred to as “diamond tread” due to the raised diamond-shaped pattern, aluminum tread also provides strength, ease of welding and corrosion resistance.
To create tread an aluminum coil, in this case a 3003 aluminum coil, is sent through a synchronized set of rolls. The rolls press against each other to create a raised diamond pattern on the top side of the coil. At OFR Metals we primarily stock diamond tread, however there are other designs that can be rolled as well.
Because of the traction on aluminum tread it is commonly found on walkways and ramps. You can also expect to find it on truck and trailer applications.
To find out which of our locations processes and stocks tread download our line cards.
Metalwest Standard Sizes
.045 – .125
*Additional sizes & grades available upon request. Some products and services may vary by location.
Typical uses for Aluminum Tread
Scuff plates, running boards, mud flaps, as well as applications for recreational vehicles, four-wheel vehicles, and trailers.