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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.

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? 

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Aluminum Design Manual 2020

 

The Aluminum Design Manual is an essential reference for engineers, designers, detailers and architects working with aluminum in structural applications. For the first time, the manual will include an Excel spreadsheet containing section property tables for common aluminum shapes. 

2015 Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual

Aluminum joining manual is a technical reference discussing joining aluminum components.

Go Further with Aluminum

By now, most of you have heard about the big changes coming from the auto industry as carmakers move to military-grade aluminum alloys to achieve massive fuel efficiency gains. What’s gotten somewhat less attention is another major innovation coming from the aluminum industry that could move electric cars into the mainstream.

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