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Updated Edition of Aluminum and its Alloys Released

Need to learn about aluminum and how it’s alloyed? Teaching a class on the basics of aluminum? Then you need the updated Aluminum and its Alloys – an essential introductory guide on aluminum alloys and how they’re used.  

Creating New Alloys

Non Heat-Treatable Alloys

Heat-Treatable Alloys

Commercially Pure Alloys

About the 1xxx series

What is an Aluminum Alloy?

It's in the chemistry.

Aluminum Alloys 101

So what are aluminum alloys and why are they important? 

Aluminum Alloys 101

In 1954, there were 75 registered aluminum alloys.  Today, there are more than 540 registered active compositions and that number continues to grow. That underscores how versatile and ubiquitous aluminum has become in our modern world. So what are aluminum alloys and why are they important?

Understanding Alloys: Advancing Aluminum

Aluminum alloys are used in everything from cars to buildings to airplanes to beverage cans to smartphones.  For more than 60 years, the Aluminum Association has worked with the industry to register new aluminum alloys.  When the current system was developed in 1954, the list included 75 unique chemical compositions.

2015 Edition of Aluminum Design Manual Released

Essential Reference for Architects and Designers Now Available in Association Bookstore

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