We have developed a list of Aluminium Alloy Groups and characteristics to assist you when choosing the correct aluminium grade for your requirements. The list includes alloy composition, material properties, typical applications.
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1xxx – None (99%+Aluminium)
2xxx – Copper
3xxx – Manganese
4xxx – Silicon
5xxx – Magnesium
6xxx – Magnesium + Silicon
7xxx – Zinc
|Applications:||Screws, bolts, fittings, nuts etc. Applications where good machinability and high strength are required.|
|Characteristic Properties:||Excellent free machining characteristics. Heat treatable high strength alloy with a strength slightly lower
than 2007 and 2030. High fatigue strength.
|Precautions and Warnings:||Low corrosion resistance for outside applications. Hard Anodising or other protection is recommended.|
|Product Forms:||Bar, Rod, Tube, Wire.|
|Applications:||High Strength structural components: aircraft (eg. fittings and wheels), Military vehicles and bridges,
forgings for trucks and machinery. Weapons manufacture.
|Characteristic Properties:||Heat treatable alloy. High mechanical strength slightly higher than 2011 and 2017A. High fatigue strength.|
|Precautions and Warnings:||–|
|Product Forms:||Plate, Sheet, Tube, Wire, Forging, Profile Section Shape.|
|Applications:||Structures and equipment: (welded components), masts, platforms. Chemical apparatus and storage tanks,
cryogenics. Pressure vessels, piping and tubing. Automotive: Welded tank trailers and dump bodies. Railway:
Welded tanks and structural components. Military equipment: Armour plates, collapsible bridges, vehicle
bodies. Machinery: scaffolding , towers, tools, appliances, pylons.
|Characteristic Properties:||Very good weldability. Very good corrosion resistance to seawater. High strength alloy , slightly higher than
5086. High fatigue strength. Good cold and stretch formability in soft temper in relation to strength. Can
be produced in thick plates without internal stress.
|Precautions and Warnings:||May be subject to intercrystalline and stress corrosion cracking after undergoing unsuitable thermal
treatment(welding). Not to be used above 65Deg C. for extended time if later exposed to corrosive
|Product Forms:||Plate, Sheet, Bar, Tube, Wire, Profile Section Shape.|
|Applications:||Heavy duty structures in rail coaches, truck frames, ship building, offshore, bridges, bicycles,
boilermaking. Machinery: platforms, flanges, hydraulic systems, mining equipment, pylons, towers,
motorboats. Nuclear technology. Masts and beams for shipbuilding (especially in sweet water). Tubes
for scaffolding, tents and halls. Tubing screw machine products, Rivets.
|Characteristic Properties:||Very good corrosion resistance. Very good weldability (lowered strength values in the zone of welding).
Good machinability. Good cold forming in T4 temper after a stabilizing heat treatment. Heat treatable
medium high strength construction. Alloy with a strength somewhat higher than 6061. Medium high
fatigue strength. Not suitable for complex sections.
|Precautions and Warnings:||–|
|Product Forms:||Rod, Plate, Sheet, Bar, Tube, Wire, Forging, Slugs impacts, Profile Section Shapes.|
|Applications:||Aircraft and military highly stressed structural components. Rolling stock for machine parts and tools
(for rubber and plastics). Ski poles. Tennis rackets, Screws and bolts, nuts, rivets. Nuclear applications.
|Characteristic Properties:||Heat treatable very high strength alloy with a strength slightly lower than 7010. Very high fatigue
strength. Joining preferably by rivets, adhesives or screws. Corrosion protection is recommended in
|Precautions and Warnings:||Care to be taken when selecting temper (and other thermal treatment) for balance of properties.
May be clad with 7072 for better protection against stress corrosion cracking.
|Product Forms:||Plate, Sheet, Bar, Rod, Tube, Wire, Forging, Slugs impacts, Profile Section Shape.|
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