Technical Specifications

Aluminium Alloy // BS-L // L168 T6511 - 2014A

Chemical Element % Present
Silicon (Si) 0.50 - 0.90
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.50
Copper (Cu) 3.90 - 5.00
Manganese (Mn) 0.40 - 1.20
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.10
Magnesium (Mg) 0.20 - 0.80
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.25
Nickel (Ni) 0.0 - 0.10
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.15
Titanium + Zirconium (Ti+Zr) 0.0 - 0.20
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance
Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.80 g/cm³
Melting Point 640 °C
Thermal Expansion 22.8 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 73 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 155 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 40 % IACS

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.

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy BS L168 - 2014A has similarities to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

2014, AMS4121

Temper Types

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

Supplied Forms

L168-2014A aluminium is supplied in Bar, Rod and Extruded Sections.

  • Bar
  • Extrusions

Mechanical Properties

These Mechanical Properties are for bar in the T6511 temper

DiameterProof Strength (Min)Tensile Strenth (Min)Elongation % (Min)
Up to & incl 2.53704156
Over 2.5 up to and incl. 103854356
Over 10 up to and incl. 254154607
Over 25 up to and incl. 754404907
Over 75 up to and incl. 1004354807
Over 100 up to and incl. 1504204657
Over 150 up to and incl. 2003904357

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.

Please note that the 'Datasheet Update' date shown above is no guarantee of accuracy or whether the datasheet is up to date.

The information provided in this datasheet has been drawn from various recognised sources, including EN Standards, recognised industry references (printed & online) and manufacturers’ data. No guarantee is given that the information is from the latest issue of those sources or about the accuracy of those sources.

Material supplied by the Company may vary significantly from this data, but will conform to all relevant and applicable standards.

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