: One of the most widely used aluminum alloys, it finds applications in a variety of structural areas such as aircraft structures, fasteners, hardware, wheels, screw machine products. 2024 exhibits poor corrosion resistance for an aluminum alloy.
: Its good weldability/formability and very good corrosion resistance lead to applications such as food and chemical handling, tanks, trim, litho sheet, pressure vessels, and piping.
: 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.
: General 6061 characteristics and uses: Excellent joining characteristics, good acceptance of applied coatings. Combines relatively high strength, good workability, and high resistance to corrosion; widely available.
Uses: Aircraft fittings, camera lens mounts, couplings, marines fittings and hardware, electrical fittings and connectors, decorative or misc. hardware, hinge pins, magneto parts, brake pistons, hydraulic pistons, appliance fittings, valves and valve parts.
: General 7075 characteristics and uses: Very high strength material used for highly stressed structural parts.
Applications: Aircraft fittings, gears and shafts, fuse parts, meter shafts and gears, missile parts, regulating valve parts, worm gears, keys, aircraft, aerospace and defense applications; bike frames, all terrain vehicle (ATV) sprockets.