​Aluminium Alloy Differences and Designations

​Sheet aluminium producers have created proprietary alloys that fall into the 5XXX and 6XXX families. Each family shares similar characteristics, but each alloy retains unique features. For example, AA6022 has the strength of AA6111 and the formability of AA6016A, but may be more costly since the low copper and low iron requirements make it difficult to produce from recycled stock. Certain alloys may be available only from specific companies, which may be marketed under trademarked names – such as Advanz (Novelis), Superlite (Aleris), or Surfalex (Constellium).

Read more about Aluminum Alloys at Aluminium Insider.

-Danny Schaeffler, www.EQSgroup.com and www.Learning4M.com

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