Aluminum Alloys & their Applications

Table M2 - Common Aluminum Alloys and their Applications - The Aluminum Association (1994) and Davis (1993)

Alloy & Temper Typical Properties and Applications
1100-O
1100-H14
Commercially pure aluminum resistant to chemical attack & weathering, low cost, ductile for deep drawing & easy to weld, used in chemical equipment, fan blades, sheet metal work.
2014-O
2014-T4, T451
2014-T6, T651
Truck Frames, aircraft structures, automotive parts, cylinders &pistons, machine parts, structural applications
2017-T4, T451 Fasteners, fittings
2024-O
2024-T3, T4
2024 -T351
Alclad
High strength structural applications, excellent machinability in T-temper, fair workability &corrosion resistance, alclad combines high strength and corrosion resistance, used in truck wheels, aircraft structures, automotive parts, fasteners, recreation equipment, screws & rivets
3003-O
3003-H12
3003-H14
3003-H16
Most popular general-purpose alloy, stronger than 1100 with same good formability & weldability, used in cooking utensils, chemical equipment, pressure vessels, sheet metal work, builder's hardware, storage tanks, trucks & trailers, architectural
3004-O
3004-H38
Sheet metal work, storage tanks, agricultural applications, building products, containers, electrical applications, furniture, trucks &trailers
3105-O
3150-H14
3150-H18
3150-H25
Siding, sheet metal work, automotive parts, building products, electronics, furniture, trucks & trailers
3105-O
3150-H14
3150-H18
3150-H25
Siding, sheet metal work, automotive parts, building products, electronics, furniture, trucks & trailers
5005-H34 Appliances, utensils, architectural, electrical conductors, general sheet metal, hardware, marine applications
5052-O
5052-H112
5052-H32
5052-H34
Stronger than 3003, readily formable, good weldability & resistance to corrosion, used in sheet metal work, hydraulic tube, appliances, pressure vessels, hardware signs, marine applications, trucks
6061-O
6061-T4
6061-T6, T651
Good formability, weldability, corrosion resistance, & strength in the T-tempers, good general-purpose alloy used for a broad range of structural applications & welded assemblies, pipeline, marine applications, furniture, agricultural applications, aircraft's, architectural, building products, chemical equipment, electrical and electronic parts, fasteners, general sheet metal, recreation equipment, storage tanks
6063-T5
6063-T6
Pipe railing, furniture, architectural extrusions, marine applications, truck & trailer, recreation equipment, building products, electrical and electronic parts
7050-T7651 High strength alloy in aircraft & structures, recreation equipment


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0633602. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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