: Good machinability, especially free-cutting qualities, good mechanical properties. Excellent surface finish capability.
Uses: Adapters, carburetor parts, clock parts and gears, knobs, camera parts, meter shafts and gears, nozzles, pencil and pen parts, oil line filters, pipe stems and filters, radio parts, screwdriver caps, spindles, telephone parts, TV fittings, tripod fittings, machine parts, hose parts, pipe stems.
: 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.
: 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.