Alloy Geek 2017 Aluminum Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
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Alloy Geek 2017 Aluminum Standard

Aluminum alloy 2017 is a high-strength alloy belonging to the 2xxx series of aluminum alloys. It's alloyed primarily with copper and can also contain small amounts of other elements. This alloy is known for its excellent machinability and good mechanical properties, making it suitable for applications that require both strength and the ability to be easily machined.


  • Silicon (Si): 0.2% - 0.8%
  • Iron (Fe): 0.7% max
  • Copper (Cu): 3.5% - 4.5%
  • Manganese (Mn): 0.4% - 1.0%
  • Magnesium (Mg): 0.4% - 0.8%
  • Chrome (Cr): 0.10% max
  • Zinc (Zn): 0.25% max
  • Titanium (Ti): 0.15% max
  • Others (each): 0.05% max
  • Others (total): 0.15% max
  • Aluminum (Al): Remainder

Key Properties:

  • Machinability: Alloy 2017 is known for its excellent machinability, which makes it a preferred choice for applications where precision machining is a requirement.
  • Strength: It offers good mechanical strength, particularly when compared to other non-heat-treatable aluminum alloys.
  • Heat Treatment: While not as commonly heat-treated as some other alloys, alloy 2017 can be heat-treated to enhance its mechanical properties.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Alloy 2017 offers reasonable corrosion resistance, but it may not be as corrosion-resistant as some other aluminum alloys.
  • Applications: Due to its machinability and strength, alloy 2017 is often used in applications such as screws, bolts, fasteners, aircraft components, and other parts where machining and strength are key factors.

Like many aluminum alloys, properties can be influenced by factors such as manufacturing processes, heat treatments, and specific alloy variations. It's important to note that alloy 2017 contains a small amount of lead, which can enhance machinability but may also pose environmental and health concerns.

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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