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Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate is an alloy that has undergone special treatment such as high-temperature oxidation, and can withstand thousands of degrees of high temperature or strong impact.

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate

  • Alloy: 2024, 5052, 6061, 7075
  • Width: 500-2600 mm
  • Length: 500-12000mm
  • Thickness: 0.5mm-300mm
  • Temper: O, T3, T6, T651, H32 etc.
  • Certification: GB/T19001-2016/ISO9001:2015

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What is Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate is an alloy that has undergone special treatment such as high-temperature oxidation, and can withstand thousands of degrees of high temperature or strong impact.

It is an aluminum product with high strength and anti-corrosion performance. It has the characteristics of lightness and durability. Since it was first widely used in high-tech fields such as the manufacture of Aircraft equipment, it is called Aircraft aluminum plate.

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate With Bluefilm

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate With Bluefilm

What is the meaning of Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate is not an exact aluminum alloy, but refers to all aluminum alloys that can meet Aircraft Grade.

Due to the relatively high requirements for weight reduction and strength in the use of aerospace materials, aluminum alloys have become the best choice.

Aluminum used in aircraft has three main benefits

• Aluminum is lightweight. Using aluminum significantly decreases the weight of an airplane. Not only does this help the plane stay in the air, but it also makes it more fuel-efficient and able to carry bigger loads.

• Aluminum is strong. The strength of aluminum makes it an ideal replacement for heavier metals.

• Aluminum is extremely resistant to corrosion, which is important in maintaining the safety of an airplane’s structure as it flies through a wide variety of environments.

Mechanical Properties Of Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate

Mechanical properties of aircraft aluminum sheet
tensile strength σb (MPa) ≥560
elongation stress σp0.2 (MPa) ≥495
elongation: δ5 (%) ≥6
Note: Mechanical properties of seamless pipe, sample Size: Diameter>12.5

Aircraft Aluminum Sheet Plate Alloys

As aircraft aluminum, commonly used alloy models are 2024 aluminum alloy, 5052 aluminum alloy, 6061 aluminum alloy, 7075 aluminum alloy, etc.

2024 alloy​ T3 Aluminum Sheet This is the most common of the high-strength aluminum alloys. It is of high-grade aircraft quality. The 2024-T3 aluminum sheet is thought of as an aircraft alloy because of its strength and it also has excellent fatigue resistance. Welding is generally not recommended. Typical uses for 2024-T3 Alclad aluminum sheet are fuselage and wing skins, cowls, aircraft structures, and also for repair and restoration because of its shiny finish (2024-T3 Alclad).
5052 H32 Aluminum Sheet This one has the highest strength in the NON-heatable alloy series. It is not structural. 5052 aluminum sheet has higher fatigue strength than most alloys. 5052 aluminum sheet has excellent corrosion resistance, particularly in marine applications, and has excellent workability. 5052 aluminum sheet is commonly used to build fuel tanks.
6061 T6 Aluminum Sheet This alloy has very good corrosion resistance and finishing ability, welding goes without any problems too. The strength level of 6061-T6 aluminum sheet is about that of mild steel. 6061-T6 aluminum sheet can be fabricated by most of the commonly used techniques. Typical uses are aircraft landing mats, truck bodies and frames, structural components, and more.
7075 Aluminum Sheet – Aluminum sheet for aircraft structural parts Aircraft manufacturers use high-strength alloys (principally alloy 7075) to strengthen aluminum aircraft structures. Aluminum alloy 7075 has Copper (1.6 %), Magnesium (2.5 %) and zinc (5.6 %) added for ultimate strength, but the copper content makes it very difficult to weld. On the other hand it anodizes really beautifully. 7075 has the best machinability and it will result in a very nice finish.
Aluminum Sheets To Build Airplanes

Aluminum Sheets To Build Airplanes

2024-T3 Aircraft Aluminum Sheet

2024 Aluminum Alloy Chemical Composition

Cu Mg Mn Fe Si Zn Ti Cr Other Al
3.8~4.4 1.2~1.6 0.3~0.6 0.12 0.10 0.10 0.15 Remainder

2024 Aluminum alloy Mechanical properties

2024 alloy Density Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Tensile Strength Fatigue Strength Modulus of Elasticity Shear Modulus Shear Strength Melting Point
Imperial 0.1 lb/in3 63,800 psi 42,100 psi 20,000 psi 10,600 ksi 4,060 ksi 41,000 psi 935-1,180 F
Metric 2.78 g/cc 440 MPa 290 MPa 138 MPa 73.1 GPa 28 GPa 283 MPa 502-638 C
alloy Electrical Conductivity Hardness Rockwell/Brinell Elongation at break percentage Poissons Ratio Machinability Percentage
2024 30% IACS B75/120 10 0.33 70

Features Of 2024 Aircraft Aluminum Sheet Plate

  • Good formability or processability
  • Poor weldability
  • Good machinability
  • Poor corrosion resistance
  • Heat treatment
  • High strength

Typical Uses of 2024 Aircraft Aluminum Sheet Plate

2024 Alloy​ T3 Aluminum Sheet

2024 Alloy​ T3 Aluminum Sheet

As one of the best high-strength aluminum alloys and possessing excellent fatigue resistance, aluminum 2024 is commonly used for:

  • Structural components of aircraft, such as wings and fuselage
  • Aircraft fittings
  • Truck wheels
  • Hardware
  • Parts required by the transportation industry
  • Scientific instruments
  • Veterinary equipment

6061-T6 aluminum application in aircraft manufacturing

This alloy is known for its high corrosion resistance and finish. It is easily welded and nearly as strong as mild steel.

6061 t6 aluminum sheet is commonly used in the manufacture of landing pads for aircraft, truck bodies, frames, and structural components. It can be manufactured using the most common techniques, which is an excellent property.

Chemical Composition Of 6061 Aluminum

Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Zr Ti Standard
6061 0.40-0.8 0.7 0.15-0.40 0.15 0.8-1.2 0.04-0.35 0.25 0.15 GB/EN/AMS

Mechanical Properties Of 6061 Aluminum

Alloy Temper Tensile strength(mm)RM(Mpa) Yield strengthRP0.2(Mpa) Breaking elongationA50% Standard
6061 O 130-145 65-75 25-35 AMS-QQ-A25011
T4 240-270 160-200 20-30 AMS 4026
T6 320-360 260-290 15-25 AMS 4027

Three Tempers of 6061 Aluminum Sheet

6061-O temper has maximum ultimate tensile strength no more than 150 MPa, maximum yield strength no more than 80MPa and elongation of 10–18%.

6061-T4 temper has maximum ultimate tensile strength no more than 180 MPa, maximum yield strength no more than 110 MPa and elongation of 10–16%.

6061-T6 temper has maximum ultimate tensile strength of at least 290 MPa, maximum yield strength of at least 240 MPa that is higher than certain types of stainless steel.

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate 6061

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate 6061

Application of 6061 Aluminum Sheet

Because of its corrosion resistance and light weight, it is often used for aircraft interior parts and aircraft container.

It is also an economical choice for the ultralight aircraft emphasizing safety, economy and comfort. Ultralight aircraft usually refers to a small general-purpose aircraft driven by a propeller, with a crew of no more than 2 people, and a maximum take-off weight of no more than 480kg. Most of them are made of aluminum alloy, nylon cloth, balsa wood, hard foam and other materials, and then can fly with a small engine of dozens of horsepower.

7075 aluminum alloy plate

Alloy 7075 aluminum plates are the outstanding member of the 7xxx series and remains the baseline among the highest strength alloys available. Zinc is the primary alloying element giving it strength comparable to steel. Temper T651 possesses good fatigue strength, fair machinability, resistance welding and corrosion resistance ratings.

7075 Aluminum Alloy Plate For Aircraft

7075 Aluminum Alloy Plate For Aircraft

7075 aluminum alloy is one of the strongest aluminum alloys available, making it valuable in high-stress situations. Its high yield strength (>500 MPa) and its low density make the material a fit for applications such as aircraft parts or parts subject to heavy wear. While it is less corrosion resistant than other alloys (such as 5083 aluminum alloy, which is exceptionally resistant to corrosion), its strength more than justifies the downsides.

7075 aluminum alloy chemical composition

Chemical Composition WT(%)
Silicon Iron Copper Magnesium Manganese Chromium Zinc Titanium Others Aluminum
0.4 0.5 1.2~2 2.1~2.9 0.3 0.18~0.28 5.1~5.6 0.2 0.05 Balance

Typical Mechanical Properties of 7075 aluminum alloy

7075 Density Ultimate Tensile Strength Yield Tensile Strength Fatigue Strength Modulus of Elasticity Shear Modulus Shear Strength Melting Point
Imperial 0.102 lb/in3 83,000/67,000 psi 73,000/56,000 psi 23,000/21,800 psi 10,400 ksi 3,900 ksi 48,000/43,500 psi 890-1,175 F
Metric 2.81 g/cc 527/462 MPa 503/386 MPa 159/150 MPa 72 GPa 26.9 GPa 331/300 MPa 477-635 C
alloy Electrical Conductivity Hardness Rockwell/Brinell Elongation at break percentage Poissons Ratio Machinability Percentage
7075 33% IACS B87/150 9-70/8 0.33 70

Characteristic Of 7075 aluminum alloy

  • Poor formability or workability
  • Poor weldability
  • Fair machinability
  • Average resistance to corrosion
  • Heat-treated
  • High strength
  • Commonly used in the aerospace industry

7075 aluminum alloy application

Due to its high strength and good resistance to stress-corrosion cracking, aluminum 7075 is commonly used for:

  • Structural parts that are highly stressed
  • Fittings for aircraft
  • Shafts and gears
  • Components of missiles
  • Additional parts for the aircraft and aerospace industry

Specification Of Aircraft Grade Aluminum Sheet Plate

typical product alloys product specification (mm) tempers
thickness width length
aircraft structure sheet 7175 3 1800 6000 T6
aircraft structure sheet 7075 3 1800 6000 T6
aircraft structure sheet 6061 2 2000 10000 T3
aircraft skin sheet 2024 3 1600 6000 T3
aircraft skin sheet 2324 0.8 2500 8000 T3

6061 VS 7075 Aircraft Aluminum

Item 6061 7075
Main Alloy Mg: 0.80-1.2 Zn: 5.1-6.1
Mechanical Properties Tensile strength: 310 MpaYield strength: 275 MpaHB: 95 Tensile strength: 570 MpaYield strength: 505 MpaHB: 150
Processing Ability Machinability: GoodWeldability: WeldableSurface treatment: Surface treatment such as oxidation coloring can be carried out more conveniently.Corrosion resistance: Excellent Machinability: GoodWeldability: PoorSurface treatment: The oxidation effect of 7075 is unstable.Corrosion resistance: Poor
Aluminum Sheet Price Under normal situations, 7075 aluminum sheet price is about 20-40% more expensive than 6061 aluminum sheet.

Why choose Huawei Aluminum

  • 1. The compactness of the product; the unique grain refinement process guarantees that there will be no bad phenomena such as sand holes, trachoma, horizontal lines, air bubbles and impurity cracks;
  • 2. The internal stress of the product; the process treatment can completely eliminate the internal stress, and it is not easy to warp, crack and deform during processing and stress;
  • 3. Tolerance accuracy of the product; in strict accordance with EU standards, implement (ASTM/JIS) specifications and aerospace (AMS) specifications;
  • 4. The processing performance of the product; the deviation of the chemical composition, strength and hardness of the product is reduced to a minimum, and the occurrence of “sticking knife” and “knife collapse” during processing is eliminated;
  • 5. The uniformity of the product; heat treatment technology, the product has a thickness of 300mm or a diameter of less than 300mm, and its strength and hardness can be kept consistent;
  • 6. the stability of the product; the production process is all computer numerical control, reducing human error, and the performance of different batches of products can also be guaranteed to be basically the same;
  • 7. The effect of product dyeing treatment: uniform and glossy, no streaks or spots on the surface, sand holes or uneven colors;
  • 8. the high temperature resistance of the product; it can work without deformation under the working environment of 400 degrees Celsius;
  • 9. The corrosion resistance of the product is through the microscopic inspection of metals and alloys. It has excellent stress corrosion resistance and exfoliation corrosion resistance. It can be used in various media (such as water vapor, weak acid and weak alkali, etc.) for a long time without pitting pitting or blackening;

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