Technical Information

AWG sizes: 2 AWG - 50 AWG

Aluminum is best known for its light-weight characteristics. When it is cold worked, the material strengthens by double. It does not oxide rapidly in the air due to its microscopic oxide coating on the surface.


                                    

 

Aluminum has hundreds of alloys and tempers, making it useful for a variety of applications from aircraft, aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding to household products including pots, pans and cooking utensils. Newer applications, such as drive shafts, radiators, cylinder heads and suspension systems have proven to be most advantageous when dealing with weight v.s. strength v.s. cost considerations.

Aluminum has also proven to be of great value as a forged product, providing high strength and light-weight for applications in the aircraft, aerospace and automotive industries.

 
 
 
     
 

Other Types of Aluminum Alloys we carry are: 1145, 1235, 3003, 3004, 5052, 8079, and 8111 - Other alloys available upon request.

Enameling Finish

  • Organic
  • Polyurethane/Nylon (150°C)
  • Butyral (130°C)
  • Polyester (130°C)
  • Soderable Polyester (155°C)
  • Polyesterimide (ISOMID) (180°C)
  • Polyamide (ML) (220°C)
  • Other coatings available upon request.

Properties of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys:

(note: red text is links, click on them for information on that specific alloy)

Alloy
Chemical
Composition
Ultimate Tensile
Strength (PSI)
Electrical
Conductivity
Electrical
Resistance
Density
Specific
Gravity
Melting
Point
13,000
59
18
2.71
23.6
645°
13,000
61.8
17
2.7
23.8
648°
6,800
64.9
15
2.7
23.6
660°
42,000
29
36
2.64
24.1
605°
17,000
47
22
2.7
23.6
617°