Alloy Geek 3004 Aluminum Standard
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- Silicon (Si): 0.3% max
- Iron (Fe): 0.7% max
- Copper (Cu): 0.25% max
- Manganese (Mn): 1.0-1.5%
- Magnesium (Mg): 0.8-1.3%
- Zinc (Zn): 0.25% max
- Others (each): 0.05% max
- Others (total): 0.15% max
- Aluminum (Al): Remainder
Strength and Durability: The inclusion of manganese enhances the alloy's strength, enabling it to withstand mechanical stresses while maintaining structural integrity over time.
Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum Alloy 3004's inherent resistance to corrosion ensures longevity and reliability, making it ideal for applications exposed to challenging environmental conditions.
Formability: This alloy's remarkable formability facilitates intricate shaping and fabrication, rendering it versatile for a wide range of manufacturing processes.
Weldability: With excellent weldability, Alloy 3004 supports seamless joining techniques, expanding its utility in complex assemblies.
Surface Finish: Its capacity to retain a smooth surface finish even after forming or machining further adds to its aesthetic appeal and functional performance.
Alloy Geek's Aluminum Alloy 3004 Certified Reference Material encapsulates these quintessential traits, allowing you to calibrate your instruments with utmost confidence. Whether you're a materials scientist, quality control specialist, or a metallurgy enthusiast, this reference material stands as a gateway to unlocking precision and mastery in the world of Aluminum Alloy 3004 analysis.
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.
Reference Material (RM): A reference material, or RM, is a material with a known composition or property that is used for informational purposes to look at analytical instruments, methods, or procedures. It serves as a point of comparison to ensure the accuracy and reliability of measurements. Reference materials can vary in terms of their level of characterization and traceability. Some reference materials may have well-defined properties, but they might not have undergone the rigorous testing and certification process that certified reference materials (CRMs) undergo. Reference Material chemical compositions are for information purposes.
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In summary, the main difference between a reference material and a certified reference material lies in the level of characterization, validation, and certification. CRMs have undergone a more comprehensive and rigorous testing process, resulting in certified values and uncertainties that can be confidently used for instrument calibration, quality control, and research. Reference materials, on the other hand, can provide a point of comparison but do not have the same level of certification and traceability as CRMs. When accuracy and traceability are critical, certified reference materials are preferred.