Alloy Geek 2219 Aluminum Standard
Aluminum alloy 2219 is a high-strength alloy that belongs to the 2xxx series of aluminum alloys. It's alloyed primarily with copper, but it also contains small amounts of other elements. Alloy 2219 is known for its good weldability and its use in aerospace applications, particularly for welded structures.
- Silicon (Si): 0.20% max
- Iron (Fe): 0.30% max
- Copper (Cu): 5.8% - 6.8%
- Manganese (Mn): 0.20% - 0.40%
- Magnesium (Mg): 0.02% max
- Zinc (Zn): 0.10% max
- Titanium (Ti): 0.02% - 0.10%
- Vanadium (V): 0.05% - 0.15%
- Zirconium (Zr): 0.10% - 0.25%
- Others (each): 0.05% max
- Others (total): 0.15% max
- Aluminum (Al): Remainder
- Strength: Alloy 2219 offers good mechanical strength, making it suitable for applications where high strength is required. It's used in aerospace and structural applications.
- Weldability: One of the standout features of alloy 2219 is its excellent weldability. It's often used for welded structures in aerospace and other industries.
- Corrosion Resistance: The alloy offers reasonable corrosion resistance, though it may not be as corrosion-resistant as some other aluminum alloys.
- Applications: Alloy 2219 is commonly used in aerospace applications, including the construction of spacecraft components and rocket parts. It's also used in welded structures where high strength and good weldability are critical.
It's important to be aware that alloy 2219 can be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking in certain environments. Proper heat treatment and material selection can mitigate this issue.
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