At Moon Tool & Die Co., we can machine, weld, and assemble any material. Our team regularly works with 2000, 6000, 7000, and FORTAL series aluminum. Each series has unique performance characteristics that should be considered when selecting the right aluminum alloy for an application.
An aluminum alloy with copper as the primary alloying element. It exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio, good fatigue resistance, and average machinability. Common applications include aircraft parts, vehicle wheels, gears, cylinders, and pistons.
A precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy that contains magnesium and silicon as major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and weldability. It is a typical aluminum-alloy selection for both industrial and general-purpose applications, including marine frames, welded assemblies, fasteners, aircraft parts, electronic components, furniture, heat exchangers, vehicle trim, and parts, and chemical equipment.
An aluminum alloy with zinc as the primary alloying element. It has excellent mechanical properties and exhibits good ductility, strength, toughness, and fatigue resistance. Typical uses are bicycle frames, electrical fittings, heat sinks, aircraft components, and vehicle parts.
A high-strength, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and easy-to-machine aluminum alloy. Initially developed for aerospace components, it’s become popular for use as tooling and cutting devices.