Aluminium Alloys

Non-Heat Treatable Alloys

E=Excellent; V=Very Good; G=Good; G*=Good but not guaranteed; F=Fair; P=Poor; N=Not Recommended

Grade
Most commonly used tempers
Characteristics
Typical uses
Most common forms available
Cold forming
Machining
Anodising
Durability
Inert- gas shielded arc welding (MIG & TIG)
Resistance welding (spot. Seam, flash, butt or stud)
1050A
H14/H24
99.5% Pure aluminium. Malleable.  Good corrosion resistance.  Easily weld-able.
Non-structural tanks and vats in the food and chemical industry.  Heat exchangers.
Sheet, Shate, Tube
V
F
G*
V
E
V
1200
H14/H24
99.0% Pure aluminium.  Malleable.  Good corrosion resistance.  Easily weld-able.
Non-structural tanks and vats in the food and chemical industry.  Heat exchangers.
Sheet, Shate, Tube
V
F
G*
V
E
V
3103
H14
Low to medium strength aluminium-manganese alloy with good ductility, corrosion resistance and weld-ability.
Chemical equipment, storage tanks, vehicle bodies.
Sheet
V
F
G*
V
E
E
5005
H14
Anodising quality
Architectural uses.  Panelling.
Sheet
G
G
V
V
V
V
5251
0/F/H22
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium alloy with good ductility, weld-ability and high corrosion resistance.
Marine, road and rail transport, storage tanks, silos, drilling rigs, anodised parts.
Sheet, Shate, Plate,  Tube.
G
G
G*
V
V
E
5454
F/H111(O) H114
High strength aluminium-magnesium alloy.  Ductile in the soft condition.  Tough, weld-able, with high corrosion resistance.
Welded structures, tipper bodies, tankers and storage tanks.
Sheet, Shate.
V
V
G*
V
V
E
5754
F/H111(O)
High strength aluminium-magnesium alloy.  Ductile in the soft condition.  Tough, weld- able, with high corrosion resistance.
Treadplate flooring, walkways, trolleys, kick plates, ramps, lifts, cold rooms.
Sheet, Shate, Treadplate.
V
V
G*
V
V
E
5083
F/H111(O)
High strength aluminium –magnesium alloy.  Ductile in the soft condition.  Tough, weld-able, with high corrosion resistance.
Marine, road and rail transport.  Cryogenic pressure vessels, storage tanks, silos, drilling rigs.
Sheet, Shate, Plate, Extrusions, Tube.
G
E
G*
V
E
E

 

Heat Treatable Alloys

E=Excellent; V=Very Good; G=Good; G*=Good but not guaranteed; F=Fair; P=Poor; N=Not Recommended

Grade
Most commonly used tempers
Characteristics
Typical uses
Most common forms available
Cold forming
Machining
Anodising
Durability
Inert- gas shielded arc welding (MIG & TIG)
Resistance welding (spot. Seam, flash, butt or stud)
2011
T3
Medium strength aluminium-copper, bismuth, lead alloy.  For use with high speed automatic lathes (free chipping).
Production batch repetition machined parts.
Round bar, Hexagon.
F
E
F
P
N
N
2014A
T4/T6
High strength aluminium-copper alloy.  Good machining properties.  Low corrosion resistance.
Aircraft and structural applications.  Machined parts.
Sheet, Plate, Extrusions.
F
E
N
P
N
E
6061
T6
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium, silicon, copper alloy.  Good strength, weld-able, good corrosion resistance.
Vehicle structural members, bridges, cranes, tubular furniture.
Extrusions, Tube.
F
G
F
G
V
V
6063
T6
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium silicon alloy.  Good strength and surface finish.  Weld-able, good corrosion resistance.
Architectural sections, glazing bars, window frames.
Extrusions, Tube.
F
G
G*
G
V
V
6063A
T6
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium, silicon alloy.  Superior strength to 6063.  Good surface finish.  Weld-able, good corrosion resistance.
Architectural sections, glazing bars, window frames.
Extrusions, Tube.
F
G
G*
G
V
V
6082
T6
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium, silicon alloy.  Good strength, weld-able, good corrosion resistance.
Vehicle structural members, bridges, cranes, machined components.
Sheet, Shate, Plate, Extrusions, Tube.
F
G
F
G
V
V
6101A
T6
Medium strength aluminium-magnesium, silicon alloy.  Good strength & electrical conductivity.  Weld-able.
Busbars
Extrusions.
G
G
G*
G
V
V

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