Aluminum Alloys

aluminum_alloys

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Chemical Composition ( Mass % )
Alloy CU SI MG ZN FE MN CR NI SN PB TI AL
ADC1 1.0 max 11.0 to 13.0 0.3 max 0.5 max 1.3 max 0.3 max 0.5 max 0.1 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC3 0.6 MAX 9.0 to 11.0 0.4 to 0.6 0.5 max 1.3 max 0.3 max 0.5 max 0.1 max 0.15 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC5 1.2 max 0.3 max 4.0 to 8.5 0.1 max 1.8 max 0.3 max 0.1 max 0.1 max 0.1 max 0.20 max Remainder
ADC6 1.0 max 1.0 max 2.5 to 4.0 0.4 max 0.8 max 0.4 to 0.6 0.1 max 0.1 max 0.1 max 0.20 max Remainder
ADC10 2.0 to 4.0 7.5 to 9.5 0.3 max 1.0 max 1.3 max 0.5 max 0.5 max 0.2 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC10Z 2.0 to 4.0 7.5 to 9.5 0.3 max 3.0 max 1.3 max 0.5 max 0.5 max 0.2 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC12 1.5 to 3.5 9.6 to 12.0 0.3 max 1.0 max 1.3 max 0.5 max 0.5 max 0.2 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC12Z 1.5 to 3.5 9.6 to 12.0 0.3 max 3.0 max 1.3 max 0.5 max 0.5 max 0.2 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
ADC14 4.0 to 5.0 16.0 to 18.0 0.45 to 0.65 0.5 max 1.3 max 0.5 max 0.3 max 0.3 max 0.20 max 0.30 max Remainder
AC4B 2.0 to 4.0 7.0 to 10.0 0.5 max 1.0 max 0.8 max 0.5 max 0.20 max 0.35 max 0.10 max 0.20 max 0.20 max Remainder
AC2B 2.0 to 4.0 5.0 to 7.0 0.5 max 1.0 max 1.8 max 0.5 max 0.20 max 0.35 max 0.10 max 0.20 max 0.20 max Remainder
AlSi9Mg 0.03 max 9.0 to 10.0 0.30 to 0.45 0.07 max 0.15 max 0.10 max 0.15 max Remainder
AlSi10Mg 0.08 max 9.0 to 11.0 0.25 to 0.45 0.10 max 0.45 max 0.45 max 0.05 max 0.05 max 0.05 max 0.15 max Remainder
AlSi9Cu1Mg 0.8 to 1.3 8.3 to 9.7 0.30 to 0.65 0.80 max 0.7 max 0.15 to 0.55 0.25 max 0.10 max 0.10 max 0.10 to 0.18 Remainder
AlSi9Cu3(Fe) 2.0 to 4.0 8.0 to 11.0 0.05 to 0.55 3.0 max 1.3 max 0.55 max 0.15 max 0.55 max 0.25 max 0.35 max 0.25 max Remainder
AlSi12Cu1(Fe) 0.7 to 1.2 10.5 to 13.5 0.35 max 0.55 max 1.3 max 0.55 max 0.10 max 0.30 max 0.10 max 0.20 max 0.20 max Remainder
AS9 2.2 to 3.5 9.0 to 10.0 0.40 max 0.1 max 0.3 max 0.15 to 0.25 0.05 max 0.40 max 0.03 max 0.10 max 0.01 max Remainder
A413 0.3 to 0.5 11.0 to 12.0 0.10 max 0.1 max 0.8 to 1.3 0.3 max 0.01 max 0.01 max 0.005 max 0.01 max Remainder
T-1088 0.1 max 11.5 to 12.0 0.10 max 0.1 max 0.7 to 0.8 0.25 to 0.35 0.01 max 0.01 max 0.01 max 0.01 max Remainder
HSIH 2.5 to 3.0 6.0 to 7.0 0.15 to 0.30 0.4 max 0.6 max 0.2 max 0.01 max 0.01 max 0.01 max 0.02 max Remainder
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An aluminum alloy is a chemical composition where other elements are added to pure aluminum in order to enhance its properties, primarily to increase its strength. These other elements include iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc at levels that combined may make up as much as 15 percent of the alloy by weight. Alloying requires the thorough mixing of aluminum with these other elements while the aluminum is in molten – liquid – form.

  • In the chemistry
    Aluminum’s properties such as, strength, density, workability, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance are affected by adding other elements such as magnesium, silicon or zinc.
  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle
    The military Bradley Fighting Vehicle is made from two different aluminum alloys: a 7xxx series and 5xxx series.  Trusted to keep soldiers safe and mobile, aluminum is also used in many other military vehicles.
  • Our favorite beverage container
    America’s favorite beverage container, the aluminum can, is made from multiple aluminum alloys.  The shell of the can is composed of 3004 and the lid is made from 5182. Sometimes it takes more than one alloy to make one, everyday item.
  • Hot and Cold
    Aluminum alloys can be made stronger through heat-treatment or cold working. The attributes of a particular alloy are different because of their additives and treatment.
  • Aluminum is a light metal, about the third of the density of steel, copper, and brass.
  • Aluminum has good corrosion resistance to common atmospheric and marine atmospheres. Its corrosion resistance and scratch resistance can be enhanced by anodizing.
  • Aluminum has high reflectivity and can be used for decorative applications.
  • Some aluminum alloys can match or even exceed the strength of common construction steel.
  • Aluminum retains its toughness at very low temperatures, without becoming brittle like carbon steels.
  • Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and electricity. When measured by equal cross-sectional area, electrical grade aluminum has conductivity which is approximately 62% of electrical grade annealed copper. However, when compared using equal weight, the conductivity of aluminum is 204% of copper.
  • Aluminum is readily worked and formed using a wide variety of forming processes including deep- drawing and roll forming.
  • Aluminum is non-toxic and is commonly used in contact with foodstuffs.
  • Aluminum can be readily recycled.