Aluminium alloy L168 - 2014A is a very high mechanical strength alloy used for critical applications and is the most widely used aluminium bar alloy in the aerospace industry.
It has very good machinability and is thus used for the production of complex machined parts.
Aluminium alloy BS L168 - 2014A has similarities to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:
The most common tempers for L168 - 2014A aluminium are:
- T6 - Solution heat treated and artificially aged
- T6510 - Solution heat treated and stress-relieved by stretching then artificially aged with no straightening after aging - Equivalent to T4 condition
- T6511 - Solution heat treated and stress-relieved by stretching then artificially aged with minor straightening after aging - Equivalent to T4 condition
L168-2014A aluminium is supplied in Bar, Rod and Extruded Sections.
These Mechanical Properties are for bar in the T6511 temper
|Diameter||Proof Strength (Min)||Tensile Strenth (Min)||Elongation % (Min)|
|Up to & incl 2.5||370||415||6|
|Over 2.5 up to and incl. 10||385||435||6|
|Over 10 up to and incl. 25||415||460||7|
|Over 25 up to and incl. 75||440||490||7|
|Over 75 up to and incl. 100||435||480||7|
|Over 100 up to and incl. 150||420||465||7|
|Over 150 up to and incl. 200||390||435||7|
This Data is indicative only and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification. In particular, mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by the Company in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.
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