Aluminum 2024, known for its use in aircraft industry, is an alloy that offers excellent strength. When in the annealed condition it is readily formed and has good machinability. Though it has a relatively low level of corrosion resistance, it can be machined to a high finish.
Inert gas consumable electrode arc welding is preferred and it takes hot and cold working and forging well.
Alloys sold as Aluminum 2024 have a unique chemical composition that includes:
- Al 93.50%
- Cu 4.4%
- Mg 1.5%
- Mn 0.6%
You will find Aluminum 2024 in use in a number of critical industrial and commercial applications including:
- Fuselage skins in commercial and military aircraft
- Wing tension members
- Shear webs and ribs
- Truck wheels
- Crew machine products
- Veterinary and orthopedic braces
- Scientific instruments
Continental Steel offers a wide variety of Aluminum 2024 like plate, sheet, and bar. All of the Aluminum 2024 available from Continental Steel meets or exceeds many leading industry standards including those from ASTM, AMS, DIN, MIL-Spec, QQ, and SAE.
If you want to learn if Aluminum 2024 is right for your needs, please contact us today.