Featuring: all standard and special Al alloys—obsolete, prototype, custom customer specification, AA Specifications, small or large lots, Al-base master alloys.

Although Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust (after oxygen and silicon), it is a relatively “new” metal, becoming available in commercial quantities – and at a reasonable cost – just over a century ago. This is because Aluminum is produced only by a complex process that uses huge amounts of electricity (approximately 17,000 Kwh per ton of Aluminum). Fortunately, Aluminum is easily recycled, particularly in beverage cans.

Aluminum has many useful properties, it is the lightest of the common metals, has good conductivity and corrosion resistance, and is easier to cast, forge, roll, and extrude than most metals. These properties allow Aluminum and its alloys to find applications across a broad spectrum of uses.

Aluminum is rarely used in its pure, unalloyed state. The most common metals alloyed with Aluminum are Silicon, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Manganese and Tin. Among the less common are two Aluminum Alloys that contain about 1% Silver. There are over 100 recognized casting alloys, and more than 400 wrought Aluminum alloy designations. Aluminum alloys are very versatile, since stiffness, strength, corrosion resistance, machinability, and other properties can be tailored by alloy selection and heat treatments.


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Cold Working Aluminum Alloys

When considering working and manufacturing with metals, particularly with aluminum, the first thoughts are centered on the heating process with hot furnaces where the metal is heated to extremely high temperatures and then wrought or cast into form. However, there is another type of process to strengthen the metal that involves adding other alloys to…

Grain Refinement of Aluminium Alloys

Look around you. You live in a world that contains raw materials that are formed and produced into the products you use and the homes you live in. One of the most widely available metals in the world is aluminum. It is the second most abundant element in the environment as we use it in…

Custom creations

Aluminum master alloys help metallurgists fine-tune alloys to create materials that are stronger, lighter, and more easily processed Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element in the Earth’s crust—it’s even more common than Iron. In its pure form, though, it’s soft and malleable. It needs to be alloyed with other elements, including Iron, Zinc, Silicon,…

Solid structures

From everyday uses to extreme applications, Aluminum alloys get the job done Many people think of Aluminum in terms of crushable cans and foil, but, in addition to being lightweight, Aluminum’s strength and toughness is valuable when manufacturing cars, trucks and military vehicles. There are more than 500 recorded alloys that contain Aluminum, and because…

Light and strong

Aluminum alloys are essential to a wide variety of applications From planes to trains, cans and cars—when engineers are looking for a way to reduce weight but retain strength, they often turn to lightweight, durable Aluminum. The white metal only has been manufactured in commercial quantities for just over a century, largely due to the…