Aluminum 2017 is a heat treatable wrought alloy that offers decent strength, ductility, and good machinability. Aluminum 2017 offers more strength than Aluminum 2011, and has fair workability and corrosion resistance.
As with many aluminum alloys, Aluminum 2017 should not be welded as it reduces the alloy’s corrosion resistance.
Because of its unique properties, Aluminum 2017 is popular for a number of different applications including:
- Aerospace components
- General structural components
- Screw machine products
- Needles for knitting
To be called Aluminum 2017, an alloy must have a chemical composition that consists of:
- Al 91.5-95.5%
- Cu 3.5-4.5%
- Mn 0.4-1%
- Fe 0.7% max
- Mg 0.4-0.8%
- Zn 0.25% max
- Ti 0.15%
- Cr 0.1%
Continental Steel offers Aluminum 2017 in a variety of shapes and sizes including sheet, plate, wire, tube, rod, and bar.
All the Aluminum 2017 Continental Steel stocks and sells meets the most exacting standards including those from AMS, ASTM, QQ, SAE, and UNS. To discover if Aluminum 2017 is right for your next project, please contact an aluminum alloy expert at Continental Steel today.