NON-HEAT TREATABLE(COMMON) ALLOYS
1100 (UNS A91100) is a commercially pure aluminum (99.00% minimum). Excellent corrosionresistance, workability and weldability; high thermal conductivity. Tensilestrength range 14,000 to 24,000 psi. Uses include deep drawing, spinning, sheetmetal work, decorative and architectural applications, air ducts, name plates,fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federalspecification QQ-A-250/1 and ASTM B-209.
3003 (UNS A93003)is alloyed with 1.2% manganese to provide a tensile strength range of 17,000 to30,000 psi. Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Usedfor drawing, spinning, fuel tanks, sheet metal work and other applicationswhere slightly higher strength than 1100 is required. Conforms to Federalspecification QQ-A-250/2 and ASTM B-209.
5005 (UNS A95005)is alloyed with .8% magnesium. Tensile strength range 18,000 to 30,000 psi.Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Specified forapplications comparable to 1100 and 3003 – where anodizing is required.Anodized finish matches that of architectural alloy 6063. Conforms to ASTMspecification B-209.
5052 (UNS A95052)is alloyed with 2.5% magnesium. Tensile strength range 31,000 to 44,000 psi.Very good corrosion resistance, good workability, weldability and strength.Used for aircraft fuel tanks, storm shutters, refrigerator liners, utensils,electronic mounting plates and panels, fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federalspecification QQ-A-250/8 and ASTM B-209.
5083 (UNS A95083)– is alloyed with 4.45% magnesium, 0.65% manganese and 0.15% chromium. Tensilestrength range: 40,000 to 59,000 psi. For use in structures requiring high weldefficiency for maximum joint strength – plus light weight and corrosionresistance. Applications: marine components, truck bodies, construction equipment,tanks, structural towers, drilling rigs, cryogenic applications, etc. Conformsto ASTM B209 and Federal specification QQ-A-250/6.
5086 (UNS A95086)is alloyed with 4.0% magnesium, .45% manganese and 0.15% chromium. This alloyhas a typical tensile strength range of 40,000 to 54,000 psi. It offersresistance to stress corrosion and superior resistance to atmospheric corrosionplus good general workability. Applications include tanks (stationary, trailerand rail-car), marine components and welded assemblies of all kinds. Conformsto Federal specification QQ-A-250/7 and ASTMB-209
5454 (UNS A95454)is alloyed with 2.7% magnesium, 0.8% manganese and 0.12% chromium. Tensilestrength range 36,000 to 47,000 psi. Good formability, weldability andcorrosion resistance. Uses include pressure vessels (ASME code approved for upto 400 degrees F.), tanks, dump truck bodies, welded structures, etc. Conformsto Federal specification QQ-A-250/10 and ASTM B-209.
HEAT TREATABLE (STRONG) ALLOYS
2024 (UNS A92024)is alloyed with 4.5% copper. Tensile strength range 30,000 to 60,000 psi. Fairworkability and corrosion resistance. Forming operations are limited. Used forhigh strength structural and aircraft applications. Also available as Alcladfor improved corrosion resistance. 2024 conforms to Federal specificationQQ-A-250/4 and ASTM B-209.
6061 (UNS A96061) is alloyed with 1.0% magnesium and .6% silicon. Tensile strength range20,000 to 42,000 psi. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance.Used for engineering and structural applications, boats, furniture,transportation equipment, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/11and ASTM B-209.
7050 is alloyedwith Zinc (5.7-6.7%), Copper (2.0-2.6%) and Magnesium (1.9-2.6%) to offersuperior strength, stress corrosion resistance and toughness. Stocked in T7451(formerly T73651), a temper intermediate to T3 and T76. Used in aircraft andmissile applications. Conforms to AMS 4050, MMS 1420, BAC 5439 Class A, BMS7-323 and MIL-STD 2154.
7075 (UNS A97075)and Alclad 7075are heavily alloyed with zinc with lesser amounts of magnesium, copper andchromium. One of the strongest of the aluminum alloys, its use parallels thatof 2024 with 7075 selected when higher mechanical properties are desired.Forming operations are limited. Also available as Alclad for improved corrosionresistance. All 7075 flat products conform to ASTM B-209; 7075 Bare conforms toFederal Spec QQ-A-250/12, Alclad 7075, QQ-A-250/13.