Modern Metal Brief | March 2016

ICYMI: POLITICO Highlights Aluminum Association China Trade Work. New Transportation Infographic.

The Strength of Aluminum

Aluminum can also be some of the toughest stuff on earth. Often, the metal is used in applications where high-strength and durability are the most important considerations – from cars and trucks to building material to military vehicles. You likely trust aluminum to keep you safe and secure dozens of times a day without even knowing it.

Updated Edition of Aluminum and its Alloys Released

Need to learn about aluminum and how it’s alloyed? Teaching a class on the basics of aluminum? Then you need the updated Aluminum and its Alloys – an essential introductory guide on aluminum alloys and how they’re used.  

Creating New Alloys

Non Heat-Treatable Alloys

Heat-Treatable Alloys

Commercially Pure Alloys

About the 1xxx series

What is an Aluminum Alloy?

It's in the chemistry.

Aluminum Alloys 101

So what are aluminum alloys and why are they important? 

Understanding Alloys: Advancing Aluminum

Aluminum alloys are used in everything from cars to buildings to airplanes to beverage cans to smartphones.  For more than 60 years, the Aluminum Association has worked with the industry to register new aluminum alloys.  When the current system was developed in 1954, the list included 75 unique chemical compositions.

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