ALUMINUM

Aluminum is a bluish silver-white light malleable ductile trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation and is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust.

1100

High electrical conductivity, high resistance to corrosion, low density, good formability

Commercially pure aluminum. It contains a controlled amount of copper, but it is 99% aluminum. It is commonly used in the production of wrought products. Its ability to take form is excellent. It is low cost and highly resistant to chemical attack.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B483, ASTM B491, ASTM B547 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Tapes, fin stock, heat exchanger fins, tags, and names plates, commercial filters, decorative applications, giftware, and reflectors, and in sheet metal work. Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

2011

High mechanical strength, easy machinability, good corrosion resistance

The most free-machining aluminum grade, widely used for automatic screw machine products requiring extensive machinework.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B220 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Appliance parts, automotive trim, fasteners, fittings Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

2014

Good fatigue resistance, relatively low corrosion resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, average machinability

An aluminum alloy, in which the main alloying component is copper. It is commonly used where good strength-to-weight characteristics are needed. Also, it is one of the strongest aluminum alloys. This grade of aluminum alloy is often used by the aerospace industry.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Truck frames, aircraft structures, cylinders and pistons, machine parts Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

2024

Moderate strength, high machinability, high welding ability, good stress corrosion cracking resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio

Also known as the "aircraft alloy", Aluminum 2024 is an aluminum alloy popular for its use in aircraft parts. It used in applications that require a high degree of strength-to-weight.

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ASTM B211, AMS 4120, AMS 4339, AMS-QQ-A-225/6, ASTM B221, AMS 4152, AMS 4164, AMS 4165, AMS-QQ-A-200/3 Aerospace, Automotive & Transportation, Defense Aircraft components, wing components, fuselage components, truck wheels, pistons, fasteners. Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

2219

Great strength, low conductivity, low ductility, low thermal conductivity, high fracture toughness

An aluminum alloy, with copper as the main alloying component. It has lower corrosion resistance relative to other aluminum alloys. If heat treated, it can achieve higher strength at the expense of ductility.

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AMS 4031, AMS 4066, AMS 4068, AMS 4094, AMS 4095, AMS 4096, AMS 4143, AMS 4144, AMS 4162, AMS 4313, ASTM B209, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ISO 6361, MIL-A-22771, MIL-A-46118 Aerospace, Automotive & Transportation Space boosters, fuel tanks, structural applications under high temperatures Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

2618

Excellent machinability, good formability, high heat resistance, high ductility

Aluminum 2618 is an age-hardeneable alloy containing copper and magnesium as the main alloying components. They are useful in situations where heat exposure of up to 575°F are encountered.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221 Aerospace, Defense, Automotive & Transportation Pistons, rotating aircraft parts, tubing, auto sport components Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

3003

Moderate strength, good workability, good corrosion resistance 

Aluminum 3003 is a general-purpose alloy of the 3000 series, that contains manganese as a main alloying element. This allows grains to form that absorb impurities and corrosion.

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ISO 6361, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B483, ASTM B491, ASTM B547 Aerospace, Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Energy, Industrial Gas lines, refrigerator panels, storage tanks, garage doors, utensils, trays Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

5052

High strength, great corrosion resistance, non-heat treatable, good finishing characteristics

Aluminum 5052 is an aluminum alloy with magnesium and chromium as the primary alloying elements. It is stronger than 3003, but readily formable. The addition of magnesium allows the alloy to be more resistant to corrosion, including salt water corrosion, which makes it suitable for underwater and maritime applications.

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AMS 4004, AMS 4017, AMS 4175, AMS 4178, AMS 4348, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B404, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, ASTM B548, MIL-C-26094, MIL-G-18014, MIL-S-12875, UNS A95052 Aerospace, Medical Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Heat exchangers, fuel lines, fuel tanks, flooring panels, streetlights, appliances, wire, hospital and medical equipment Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

5083

Great thermal conductivity, suitable for welding, good formability, great ductility, exceptional resistance to corrosion

Aluminum 5083 is an aluminum alloy with magnesium, manganese, and chromium as its primary alloying elements. The addition of these elements allows the 5083 to be exceptionally resistant to seawater corrosion and industrial chemicals. The 5083 is a stronger alloy than the 5052 grade.

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AMS 4057, AMS 4058, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B345, ASTM B361, ASTM B547, ASTM B548, DIN 3.3547, MIL-A-45225, MIL-A-46027, MIL-A-46083, MIL-A-46027, SAE, J454, UNS A95083 Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation, Energy Auto cryogenics, drilling rigs, missile components, storage tanks, armor plate, TV tower structure Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

5086

Great corrosion resistance, great weldability

Aluminum 5086 is an aluminum alloy with magnesium as its main alloying component. It offers higher strength than the 5052 or 5083 alloys. It can remain a cost-effective choice after being strengthened by stain hardening and cold working.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B313, ASTM B345, ASTM B361, ASTM B547, ASTM B548, MIL C-26094, MIL S-24149 Industrial, Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Energy Shipyard, tank cars, armor plate, yachts, missile components, marine components Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

5454

Moderate to high strength, excellent weldability high fatigue strength, great corrosion resistance

Aluminum 5454 is an aluminum alloy with magnesium as its main alloying component. It is similar to the 5154 alloy. Its strength and weldability allow the 5454 to be used when general environmental conditions are expected.

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ASTM B209, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B404, ASTM B547, ASTM B548 Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Pressure vessels, boilers, welded structures Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

6013

High strength, excellent compressive attributes, great formability, great corrosion resistance, great stress cracking resistance

Aluminum 6013 is a wrought alloy with magnesium and silicon as its main alloying elements. It offers great properties that make it a good choice for aerospace applications. It is also commonly used for industrial and commercial applications.

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AMS 4347 Aerospace, Industrial, Medical, Automotive & Transportation, Energy Valves, munitions, fuselage panels, aircraft parts, machine parts Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

7049

Good machinability, excellent corrosion resistance, excellent resistance to stress corrosion cracking, good electrical conductivity

Aluminum 7049 is a forging alloy which represents excellent resistance to stress corrosion cracking. The 7049 alloy is usually used in structural forgings, especially for aircraft and missile production. Its main alloying component is zinc.

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UNS A97049, ASTM B209 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Structural forgings, missile components, aircraft components Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

7050

High mechanical properties, high fracture toughness, high resistance to stress corrosion cracking

Aluminum 7050 exhibits better characteristics than the more established 7075. This alloy contains zinc as its main alloying component. Also, the 7050 maintains its strength properties better than other aluminum alloys.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
AMS 4108, AMS 4201, ASTM B247, ASTM B316 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Fuselage frames, bulkheads Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

7475

Good machining, forming, heat treating, great strength, high corrosion resistance, good fatigue behavior

Aluminum 7475 is a controlled toughness alloy that has qualities better than or equal to that of many high strength aerospace alloys. It has 40% greater toughness than the 7075, better corrosion resistance, and better fatigue behavior.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
AMS 4202, ASTM B594 Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Wings spars, fuselage bulkheads Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Angle, Wire, Sheet, Strip, Coil, Profile, Extrusion

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