1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 31, 2007 6:19 PM by Ian Hogg

    Finding Material, Need Help

    Jacob Jackson
      I'm having trouble finding materials,  I'm looking for356.1-T6 alum,  I have tried  Aluminum  associationstandards, & Metweb.  Our Vendor made a mistake and sentover 356.1-T6 instead of A356.0-T6.   I'm hoping to finda webpage page that I can just drag and plug into solidworks.

      Thanks for the help
        • Finding Material, Need Help
          Ian Hogg
          Hi Jacob,

          I found a link to a page which explains the difference in the designation:
          http:// w w w .thefreelibrary.com/Casting+answers+&+advice-a0117607593

          It infers that the point designation is just a reference to the ingot that the cast part is made from. This is in accordance with the Aluminum Association 'Pink Sheets' standard:

          * XXX. 0--casting;
          * XXX.1--ingot used to make the casting;
          * XXX.2--ingot used to make the casting (having typically Lighter chemical limits than the XXX.1 ingot designation).

          The system denotes the chemical composition limits of aluminum alloys and specifies the percentage of each alloying element, of an allowable chemistry range. The system categorizes the alloys by groups (or series) according to their major alloying elements.

          The balance of the three-digit number identifies the various individual alloys within each alloy series. Some alloy designations include a letter before the three-digit alloy designation, which distinguishes between alloys that fall within the alloy chemistry ranges, but differ slightly in percentages of alloying elements or impurities.

          Table 1. Segment of the Aluminum Association 'Pink Sheet.'

          AA # Product Si Fe Cu Mn Mg

          The alloy composition is given below:

          356.0 S&P 6.5-7.5 0.6 0.25 0.35 0.20-0.45
          356.1 Ingot 6.5-7.5 0.50 0.25 0.35 0.25-0.45
          356.2 Ingot 6.5-7.5 0.13-0.25 0.10 0.05 0.30-0.45

          AA # Product Zn Ti Each Total Aluminum

          356.0 S&P 0.35 0.25 0.05 0.15 remainder
          356.1 Ingot 0.35 0.25 0.05 0.15 remainder
          356.2 Ingot 0.05 0.20 0.05 0.15 remainder

          Hope this helps,