Alloy Geek 1100 Commercially Pure Aluminum Standard
Aluminum alloy 1100 is a commercially pure aluminum alloy that is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high thermal and electrical conductivity, and good formability. It belongs to the 1xxx series of aluminum alloys, which are characterized by their high aluminum content and are typically used for applications that require corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity rather than high strength.
- Aluminum (Al): 99.0% minimum
- Copper (Cu): 0.05% - 0.20% (max)
- Manganese (Mn): 0.0% - 0.05% (max)
- Zinc (Zn): 0.0% - 0.10% (max)
- Others: 0.05% each, 0.15% total
- Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum alloy 1100 has excellent corrosion resistance, making it suitable for various outdoor and marine applications.
- Electrical Conductivity: It has good electrical conductivity, which makes it suitable for electrical and electronic applications where high conductivity is required.
- Thermal Conductivity: The high thermal conductivity of this alloy makes it useful for heat transfer applications.
- Formability: Aluminum 1100 is highly malleable and can be easily formed, bent, and shaped.
- Weldability: It can be welded using various methods, although its strength can decrease in the heat-affected zone.
- Applications: Due to its excellent corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity, alloy 1100 is used in various applications such as cookware, chemical equipment, electrical conductors, reflectors, nameplates, and more.
Alloy 1100 is not particularly strong when compared to other aluminum alloys, so it is primarily used in applications where its other properties are more critical than high mechanical strength.
XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.
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