Subgroups – Non-Ferrous Metals

Wrought Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum alloy “worked” into shape by rolling, extrusion, drawing, forging, etc. High thermal and electrical conductivity, good corrosion resistance. Excellent machinability.

Cast Aluminum Alloy

Directly casted into final form (sand-casting, die or pressure die casting). Contains high levels of silicon to improve cast ability, resulting in abrasiveness.

Magnesium Alloy

Lightest of structural metals. Can be precipitation hardened to improve mechanical properties. Excellent machinability.

Copper Alloy

High thermal and electrical conductivity. Good corrosion and wear resistance. Includes brass (copper-zinc alloy) and bronze (copper-tin alloy).

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