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Aluminum Alloy Forging

Last Updated: 2023-02-05

Aluminum is an excellent material for forged prodsucts because it provides an excellent combination of low weight, high strength, and aesthetic appearance.

Properties of Aluminum Forgings

Aluminum is the world's most widely used metal, lightweight and silver-grey in appearance, and is the second most malleable metal after gold. Most of the aluminum used today is actually aluminum alloys. Pure aluminum is used only where corrosion resistance is more important than strength. Alloy elements are usually added to aluminum to increase their hardness. Aluminum has a strength of about one-third that of most steels with good strength and weight ratio, and due to its protective oxide layer, it is highly resistant to corrosion and is very durable.

We supply forgings in a variety of aluminum grades including the following:

 2014 is a precipitation-hardened alloy. Its forgings achieve a high level of strength after heat treatment and are used in the frame structure of trucks and aircraft.

6061 is one of the most common aluminum alloys and is capable of being hot forged into a variety of automotive, marine, and structural components.

7050 is a heat treatable aluminum alloy. With good resistance to stress corrosion cracking, 7050 aluminum forgings have good mechanical properties such as toughness and strength.

7075 exhibits high levels of strength as well as good mechanical properties at lower temperatures. 7075 aluminum forgings are commonly used for aerospace and aircraft structures.

7079 has a yield strength that is higher than those of most other aluminum alloys. 7079 aluminum forgings exhibit good mechanical properties and are often used in structural applications where lightweight is critical.

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