Aluminum alloys with optimum combinations of formability, corrosion resistance, and hot workability, and methods of use
Type: Patent
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Number: 06656296
Market: Aerospace,Alumina,Aluminum Ingot,Automotive,Building & construction,Commercial transportation,Industrial products,Packaging and consumer,Oil & Gas,Consumer electronics,Sustainability
Technology: Alloy product & process
Year: 2003
Abstract: An aluminum alloy article containing the alloying amounts of iron, silicon, manganese, titanium, and zinc has controlled levels of iron and manganese to produce an alloy article that combines excellent corrosion resistant with good formability. The alloy article composition employs a controlled ratio of manganese to iron and controlled total amounts of iron and manganese to form intermetallic compounds in the final alloy article. The electrolytic potential of the intermetallic compounds match the aluminum matrix of the article to minimize corrosion. The levels of iron and manganese are controlled so that the intermetallic compounds are present in a volume fraction that allows the alloy article to be easily formed. The aluminum alloy composition is especially adapted for extrusion processes, and tubing that are used in heat exchanger applications.
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