Metal – Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum 2000 Series

Heat treatable
Principal Alloying Element: Copper (0.7 to 6.8%)
Tensile strength: 27 to 62 ksi

Often used for aerospace and aircraft, offers excellent strength and high performance.

   Specifications:

AMS 4037, AMS 4120, AMS 4192, AMS 7223
ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B316, ASTM F467, ASTM F468
DIN 3.1355
MIL-B-6812, MIL-T-15089, MIL-T-50777
QQ-A-200/3, QQ-A-225/6, QQ-A-250/4, QQ-A-430, WW-T-700/3
SAE J454

   Processes: ExtrusionSheet


Aluminum 5000 Series

Non-heat treatable
Principal Alloying Element: Magnesium (0.2 to 6.2%)
Tensile Strength: (18 to 51 ksi)

The strongest non-heat treatable alloy, series 5000 is most often used in transportation, bridges and buildings.

    Specifications:

AMS 4004, AMS 4005, AMS 4017, AMS 4175, AMS 4176, AMS 4177, AMS 4178, AMS 4348, AMS 4349,
ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B313, ASTM B316,
ASTM B404, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, ASTM B548
DIN 3-3555
MIL-A-81596, MIL-C-26094, MIL-G-18014, MIL-R-5674, MIL-R-8814, MIL-S-12875
QQ-A-225/7, QQ-A-250/8, QQ-A-430, WW-T-700/4
SAE J454
UNS A95052, UNS A95056

    Processes: Die CutSheet


Aluminum 6000 Series

Heat treatable
Principal Alloying Element: Magnesium & Silicon (approx. 1.0%)
Tensile strength: 18 to 58 ksi

Used predominantly in extrusions. Can be crack-sensitive & should not be welded without filler material.

   Specifications:

AMS 4117
ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B307,
ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B361, ASTM B404, ASTM B429, ASTM B483, ASTM B547,
ASTM B548, ASTM B632, ASTM F467, ASTM F468
DIN 3.3211
MIL A-12545, MIL-A-22771, MIL-F-17132A, MIL-F-18280, MIL-F-3900, MIL-F-3922, MIL-G-18014, MIL-G-18015,
MIL-P-25995, MIL-T-7081, MIL-W-23351, MIL-W-85
QQ-A-200/16, QQ-A-200/8, QQ-A-225/8, QQ-A-250/11, QQ-A-367, QQ-A-430, WW-T-700/6
SAE J454
UNS A96061

   Processes: Extrusion


Aluminum 7000 Series

Heat Treatable
Principal Alloying Element: Zinc (0.8 to 12.0%)
Tensile strength: 32 to 88 ksi

One of the highest strength, this alloy is primarily used in aircraft, aerospace and competitve sporting equipment requiring high performance. 

   Specifications:

AMS 4044, AMS 4045, AMS 4049, AMS 4131, AMS 4147, AMS 4154, AMS 4323
ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM  B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B316, ASTM B468
DMS 2233
MIL-A-12545, MIL-A-22771, MIL-F-18280, MIL-F-5509
QQ-A-200/11, QQ-A-200/15, QQ-A-225/9, QQ-A-250/13, QQ-A-250/24, QQ-A-367, QQ-A-430
QQ-WW-T-700/7
SAE J454
UNS A97075

   Processes: Die Cut, Sheet