This is a common commercial grade sold when 'aluminum' is specified. As with other unalloyed aluminum grades, it is used where the intrinsic formability and corrosion resistance of aluminum is needed while high strength is not. Example applications include chemical and food handling, sheet metal, hollowware, heat exchangers, and lighting.
Good machinability, especially free-cutting qualities, good mechanical properties. Excellent surface finish capability. The T451 temper offers good deep drilling characteristics.
This alloy designed for extruded and forged products.
Good machinability and surface finish capabilities. A high strength material of adequate workability.
Good weldability / formability and very good corrosion resistance lead to applications such as food and chemical handling, tanks, trim, litho sheet, pressure vessels, insulation and piping.
An alloy of aluminum with magnesium and manganese. It is strengthened (hardened) by cold work only as it does not respond to heat treatment, other then annealing. Suitable in storage tanks and sheet metal work.
Good corrosion resistance, weldability and formability lead to applications such as furniture, false ceilings, rolling shutters, heat insulation and roofing.
This alloy has good workability, very good corrosion resistance, high fatigue strength, weldability, and moderate strength. This leads to its use in aircraft fuel/oil lines, fuel tanks, other transportation areas, sheet metal work, appliances and lighting, wire, and rivets.
This alloy has very good corrosion resistance (susceptible to deterioration after prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures) and moderate strength. Its weldability is a plus. It finds uses in transportation, pressure vessels, cryogenics, towers and drilling rigs, gas/oil piping, ordnance, and armor plate.
Very good weldability. Very good to resistance to corrosion. Especially in seawater, marine ang industrial atmosphere. Good cold formability lead to applications such as food and chemical handling, tanks, trim, litho sheet, pressure vessels, and piping.
Excellent joining characteristics, good acceptance of applied coatings. Combines relatively high strength, good workability, and high resistance to corrosion.
Has a precise surface finish and high tensile strength. The temper values and the material conditions are not changed by surface-machining.
Very high strength material used for highly stressed structural parts.