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Aluminium / Aluminum alloys are known for their strong corrosion resistance characteristics. These alloys are sensitive to high temperatures and experience an increase in strength at subzero temperatures. Aluminium / Aluminum alloys are good low-temperature alloys.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy is a low strength and pure Aluminium / Aluminum alloy with good corrosion resistance characteristic.
The following datasheet provides an overview of Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy.
The chemical composition of Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy is outlined in the following table.
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The following table shows the physical properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy.
The mechanical properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy are displayed in the following table.
The thermal properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy are given in the following table.
Equivalent materials to Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy are:
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy can be hardened only from cold working. Tempers H18, H16, H14 and H12 are determined based on the amount of cold working imparted to this alloy.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy can be annealed at 343°C (650°F) and then cooled in air.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 has excellent cold working characteristics and conventional methods are used to readily cold work this alloy.
Standard commercial methods can be used for Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy. The filter rod used in this welding process whenever needed should be of AL 1060. Good results can be obtained from the resistance welding process performed on this alloy through trial and error experimentation.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy can be forged between 510 to 371°C (950 to 700°F).
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy can be formed in an excellent manner by hot or cold working with commercial techniques.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy is rated with fair to poor machinability, especially in the soft temper conditions. The machinability is much improved in the harder (cold worked) tempers. Usage of lubricants and either high-speed steel tooling or carbide are recommended for this alloy. Some of the cutting for this alloy can also be done dry.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy does not harden by heat treatment and it can be annealed after the cold working process.
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy can be hot worked between 482 and 260°C (900 and 500°F).
Aluminium / Aluminum 1060 alloy is widely used in the manufacture of railroad tank cars and chemical equipment.