Aluminum Alloys

An aluminum alloy is a chemical composition where other elements are added to pure aluminum in order to enhance its properties, primarily to increase its strength. These other elements include iron, silicon, copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc at levels that combined may make up as much as 15 percent of the alloy by weight. Alloying requires the thorough mixing of aluminum with these other elements while the aluminum is in molten – liquid – form.

Different Types of Aluminum Grades and Alloys

Aluminum Grades and Their Differences

After stainless steel, aluminum is the most commonly used metal. It is used in many industries and for various purposes. From decorative items to mechanical parts and even aircraft, aluminum supplies have a wide impact in the construction of applications.