Why are there so many models of aluminum alloy?

Aluminum alloy has a wide range of application scenarios, such as aluminum wafers for cookware, machinery, and transportation. Because of this, there are many models of aluminum alloy products. But many people don’t know how to distinguish these different types of aluminum alloys. Today, the editor of Huawei Aluminum will share with you the differences between them.

This article first differentiates and introduces the different parts of 1 series aluminum, 5 series aluminum, and 6 series aluminum, and introduces you step by step in detail.

aluminum alloy circle

First of all, we need to understand the specific meaning and difference of aluminum numbering:

1 series aluminum alloy(pure aluminum, containing at least 99% aluminum,also named 1000 series,1xxx series)

2 series (mainly copper alloy, also named 2000 series,2xxx series)

3 Series (mainly manganese, also named 3000 series,3xxx series)

4 Series (mainly silicon, also named 4000 series,4xxx series)

5 series (mainly magnesium, also named 5000 series,5xxx series)

Series 6 (mainly magnesium and silicon, also named 6000 series,6xxx series)

7 Series (mainly zinc, also named 7000 series,7xxx series)

Series 8 (Other Elements, also named 8000 series,8xxx series)

It may be clear to many that the differences between different aluminum strains are mainly distinguished by the alloying elements added. Next, learn more about series 1, 5, and 6 in more detail.

aluminum plate circle

1 series aluminum alloy(Learn More…

1000 series represents models 1050 1060 1070 1000 series, 1000 series in all series belongs to a series containing the most aluminum. The purity can reach above 99.00%. Because it does not contain other technical elements, the production process is relatively simple and the price is relatively cheap. It is the most commonly used series in the conventional industry at present. At present, most of the 1050 and 1060 series are in circulation on the market. 1000 series aluminum plate according to the last two Arabic numerals to determine the minimum aluminum content of this series.

5 series aluminum alloy(Learn More…)

Five 5000 series represents 5052.5005.5083.5A05 series. 5000 series aluminum plate belongs to the more commonly used alloy aluminum plate series, the main element is magnesium, magnesium content between 3-5%. It can also be called an aluminum-magnesium alloy. The main characteristics are low density, high tensile strength, high elongation. The weight of al-mg alloy in the same area is lower than in other series. Often used in aviation, such as aircraft fuel tanks.

6 series aluminum alloy(Learn More…)

6061 is a cold-processed aluminum forging product, suitable for corrosion resistance, high oxidation requirements of the application. Good usability, excellent interface features, easy coating, good processability. Can be used in low-pressure weapons and aircraft joints.

General features of the 6061: excellent interface features, easy coating, high strength, good usability, strong corrosion resistance.

That’s all for today, thank you for reading, and more to come. If you also have this.