Plate, Sheet & Coil
Kaiser Aluminum offers aluminum plate, sheet and coil products specially tailored for the aerospace and high-strength market. These products can be created from the following alloy selections:
2024, 2124, 2219, 6061, 7050, 7075, 7175/7475
Thought of as the “aircraft” alloy because of its strength, the alloy has fair corrosion resistance but good machinability. The alloy lends itself only to resistance welding. In the annealed state it has good workability but is only fair to poor in tempers. Typical end uses are aircraft skin and cowls and truck and aircraft.
A high-purity version of 2024 with tighter controls on the iron and silicon for an increase in strength and toughness. Primarily used as aluminum plate in the aircraft industry.
Is readily weldable and useful for applications over a temperature range of -450° to 600°F. It has high fracture toughness and the T* temper is highly resistant to stress and corrosion cracking. Corrosion cracking used in welded space fuel tanks, supersonic aircraft skin and structure components.
Very good corrosion resistance and finishability plus excellent weldablity and a strength level similar to mild steel, this is a popular general-purpose alloy. Machinability is good and, in the annealed state, its workability carries a high rating, staying in the “good” level if heat-treated without aging. Typical end uses are general tool and jig plate, aircraft landing mats, storage tanks and highway signs.
High-strength alloy particularly in heavier plate thickness, with superior stress corrosion resistance. Readily welded only by the resistance method. Fair machinability and poor workability. Typically used as aluminum plate in the aircraft industry.
One of the highest strength, commercially available alloys with fair corrosion resistance and machinability. Low workability rating and welded only by resistance process. Typically used for aircraft skins, cowls and structures.
Basically, high purity versions of 7075 with tighter control on the iron and silicon for an increase in strength and toughness. Primarily used in the aircraft industry.
Kaiser Aluminum offers the following sheet products specially tailored for the aerospace and high-strength market:
- Designed to streamline manufacturing processes in aerospace fabrication
- Ideal for simple to moderately complex parts
- Adopted by major aircraft manufacturers around the world
- Eliminates troublesome operations like edge preparation, vapor degreasing/cleaning, solution heat treatment, freezer storage, handling and straightening
- Best for difficult forming applications
- Available in 2XXX, 6XXX and 7XXX sheet and coil varieties
- Superior bending, stretching and drawing characteristics
- Attributes have been proven over a 10-year production history