Information about alloys

The majority of aluminum sold in the market is alloyed with one or more additives.
Unalloyed aluminum (pure aluminum) is relatively soft; therefore alloy elements are added or a cold working process is carried out to increase the strength.

ElementDescriptionType
Pure aluminum1000-batchNon-hardenable
Cobber2000-batchHardenable
Manganese3000-batch Non-hardenable
Silicon4000-batch Non-hardenable
Magnesium5000-batchNon-hardenable
Magnesium + silicon6000-batch Hardenable
Zink7000-batchHardenable
Other alloy elements8000-batch

There is a vast difference between how suitable the different alloys are for the wanted application.
The chart below provides some indications, but no guarantees.

Type of deliveryDescription
EN AW-1050A DDQ:Contains 99,5 % aluminum while soft, and is mainly used for subjects that need to be deep-drawn.
It comes in the following thicknesses: 1.00 mm, 1.25 mm, 1.05 mm and 2.00 mm. Comes in many different variations, including varnish quality, which is not suited for decorative anodising.
EN AW-2007Is a copper alloy that typically contains between 4.0 and 5.0 % copper and is suited for the production of machine parts, bolts, and rivets. It is very like EN AW-2011 but harder. It is an alloy with short shavings, that is suited for machining processes, threads, and fast processing speeds. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is not suited for welding due to the high level of copper. It is not approved according to ROHS.
EN AW-2011Is a copper alloy that typically contains between 4.0 and 5.0 % copper and is suited for the production of machine parts, bolts, and rivets. It is very similar to EN AW-2011 but is softer. It is an alloy with short shavings, that is suited for machining processes, threads, and fast process speeds and it gives a burnished surface after the treatment. It has a high level of strength against metal fatigue. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is not suited for welding due to the high level of copper. It is approved according to ROHS in some cases.
EN AW-2014Is a copper alloy that typically contains between 4.0 and 5.0 % copper. It is an alloy with short shavings, that is suited for machining processes, it is strong and is similar to EN AW-2011 and EN AW-2007. It is harder than EN AW-2011.The alloy is typically used for military purposes and in the aviation industry. It is approved according to ROHS.
EN AW-2017AIs a copper alloy that is high in copper. It is an alloy with short shavings, that is suited for machine processing. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is not suited for welding due to the high level of copper. It is not suited for decorative anodising.
EN AW-2024Is a copper alloy that is high in copper. It is an alloy with short shavings, that is suited for machine processing. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is not suited for welding due to the high level of copper. It is not suited for decorative anodising.
EN AW-3003Is a manganese alloy that is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy has medium strength and is suited for welding and bending.
EN AW-3005Is a manganese alloy that is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy has medium strength and is suited for welding and bending.
EN AW-3103Is a manganese alloy that is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy has medium strength and is suited for welding and bending.
EN AW-3105Is a manganese alloy that is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy has medium strength and is suited for welding and bending.
EN AW-5005Is a manganese alloy that is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy has medium strength and is suited for welding and bending.
EN AW-5005ASuited for processing and bending and has a high corrosion constancy as well as being suitable for welding.
EN AW-5052Easy to process and is high level corrosion-proof as well as being suitable for welding. The alloy is not suited for anodising.
EN AW-5083Is sea-water-proof and has a medium level of strength, is high level corrosion-proof and is suited for welding. The alloy is averagely suited for anodising.
EN AW-5083Is a moulded alloy with low tension, that is exceptionally well-suited for processing. It is recommended to use the same batch for concrete projects.
EN AW-5086Is sea-water-proof and has a medium level of strength, is high level corrosion-proof and is suited for welding. The alloy is averagely suited for anodising.
EN AW-5754Is sea-water-proof and has a medium level of strength, that is high level corrosion-proof and is suited for welding. The alloy is averagely suited for anodising.
EN AW-5754 CastEN AW-6005AIs an alloy that is medium level corrosion-proof that is well-suited for welding. The alloy’s strength is higher than that of EN AW-6063.
EN AW-6026It is an alloy with short shavings and high strength, it is medium level corrosion-proof and is averagely suited for welding and anodising.
EN AW-6060Is well-suited for decorative anodizing and is high level corrosion-proof. The alloy is well-suited for welding.
EN AW-6061Is well-suited for decorative anodizing and is high-level corrosion-proof and is well-suited for anodising. The alloy is well-suited for welding.
EN AW-6063Is well-suited for decorative anodizing and is high-level corrosion-proof and is well-suited for anodising. The alloy is well-suited for welding.
EN AW-6073A variation of EN AW-6082 and is better suited for anodizing as the aluminum gets a uniform surface with this alloy.
EN AW-6082Is strong and high-level corrosion-proof. The alloy is suited for welding as well as anodising.
EN AW-6101BIs well-suited for decorative anodizing and is high-level corrosion-proof and is well-suited for anodising. The alloy is well-suited for welding.
EN AW-7010EN AW-7010
EN AW-7020Is an alloy with short shavings and very high strength. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is poorly suited for welding and anodising.
EN AW-7021EN AW-7075Is an alloy with short shavings and very high strength. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and is poorly suited for welding and anodising.
HokotolIs a tool alloy with high strength throughout the sheet. The alloy is low-level corrosion-proof and has strength as good as several types of steel. It is used for airplanes, military purposes and plastic moulds (forged 7075). The advantage of HOKOTOL is that the properties of the material do not change during the process.