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Standards Action Report


April 2019


The Aluminum Association completed the temper registration of 2043-T85 Extrusion. In addition, the Association completed registration for the following new AM and Powder Alloys:  7A77.60L, 7A77.61L, 7A77.50, 7A77.51, 7A75.60L, 7A75.61L, 7A75.50 and 7A75.51.


Note:  The chemical composition limits of the registered alloys since the last edition of the Tan and Yellow Sheets are listed in the addenda of this publication, available at



Following is a list of new projects initiated since the last report, currently under review by The Aluminum Association’s Technical Committee on Product Standards.  All parties that could be affected are welcome to comment on individual proposals:

Alloy and Temper Registrations and Revisions

Under Review by Technical Committee on Product Standards

Project No. Subject
PN19-55 Request for Registration of a New Alloy “6029”


ANSI and ASD Related Projects

PS19-101 Proposed AA/ANSI Temper Designation System for PM and AM Products
PS19-103 ANSI Interpretation question of Table 12.31 in H35.2
PS19-105 ANSI Interpretation question on which table applies, Tables 7.13 or 7.17
PS19-106 ANSI Interpretation question on table 11.2
PS19-107 Interpretation Question - Temper Designations
PS19-108 ANSI Interpretation question on the use of Table 11.2



PS19-102 Revision of Welding Aluminum: Theory and Practice
PS19-104 New System for Registration of Tempers for Additive Manufacturing Products, Input Materials and Powder Alloys - Orange Sheets



Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations April  23, 2019
Technical Committee on Product Standards April 24, 2019


The majority of the Association’s standards activities are carried out by the Technical Committee on Product Standards (TCPS) in accordance with The Aluminum Association procedures governing these activities.  Product Divisions may also form technical committees to work on specific standards that affect their products.  For example, the Electrical Division has a Task Group of AA Representatives on National Electrical Code Panels.

To request a copy of a project or to discuss placing a representative on TCPS, contact  John Weritz at


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