Aluminium Precision Wire - Knight Group

As the most abundant material on Earth, Aluminium is a popular choice for manufacturers across a number of sectors due to its low cost and many beneficial properties. Aluminium is a corrosion resistant, light weight material, available in both pure and alloyed forms in a wide range of finishes. Among its other key benefits are strength, electrical conductivity, ease of formability and recyclability.

Aluminium Alloy Wire

1050 / AW-1050 / A91050

1070 / AW-1070 / A91070

1350 / AW-1350 / A91350

1370 / AW-1370 / A91370

3103 / AW-3103 / A93103

5052 / AW-5052 / A95052

5754 / AW-5754 / A95754

5019 / AW-5019/ A95019

5056 / AW-5056 / A95056

5556A / AW-5556A / A95556A

6063 / AW-6063 / A96063

6060 / AW-6060 / A96060

Cr Al 20-5 / 1.4767 / K 92400 / ICA 135

Cr Al 25-5 / 1.4765 / K 92500 / ICA 145

What are the benefits of using Aluminium Alloys

Inexpensive and widely available

Conducts Electricity well


Soft and Ductile

Weathering Resisting

Corrosion Resistant

Wide range of surface finishes available

Easily Recyclable

Non Toxic

What are the disadvantages of using Aluminium Alloys?

Strength can be affected by temperatures above 100°C

Aluminium Alloys Overview

Aluminium is the third most abundant resource on the planet. It is used widely across many manufacturing sectors due to the ease of machining and forming, requiring low energy input making it highly cost efficient. Consequently it is ideal for extrusion work, milling, drilling, cutting, punching and bending in large or small volumes.

Though commonly found within the Construction industry, the physical properties of Aluminium and its alloys, make it an essential material for Aerospace Automotive and Transport sectors. These Alloys also offer significant environmental advantages with zero toxicity and ease of recycling without changing its integral properties. The low cost in conjunction with material availability, beneficial physical properties and ease of formability makes it an ideal choice for large volume production. This has made it a popular choice for beverage packaging, but also has wider use within Food and beverage production.

Aluminium is a lightweight, soft ductile metal with nonmagnetic and corrosion resistant properties. Furthermore, it has approximately a third of the density of steel, but this does not impact its strength. It is also more durable at lower temperatures and unlike Steels will not become brittle, but actually becomes stronger at low temperatures. However, when heated above 100°C, this can affect strength.

Alloys are available in a range of surface finishes, ranging from dull to reflective, making these alloys ideal for decorative features and metal products.

Chemical Properties
UNSAl (min)CrCuFeMgMnSiTiVZnOthers
1100AW-1100A9110099-0.05 - 0.20Si+Fe: 0.95-0.05Si+Fe: 0.95--0.1Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
1200AW-1200A9120099-0.05Si+Fe: 1.00-0.05Si+Fe: 1.000.05-0.1Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
1235AW-1235A9123599.35-0.05Si + Fe: 0.650.050.05Si + Fe: 0.650.060.050.1Others (each): 0.03
1350AW-1350A9135099. + Ti: 0.02V + Ti: 0.020.05Ga: 0.03 B: 0.05 Others (each): 0.03 Others (total): 0.1
1350AW-1350A91350Available on Request
1370AW-1370A91370Available on Request
2024AW-2024A92024Balance0.13.8 - - 1.80.3 - (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
3003AW-3003A93003Balance-0.05 - 0.200.7-1.0 - 1.50.6--0.1Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
3004AW-3004A93004Balance- - 1.31.0 - 1.50.3--0.25Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
3103AW-3103A93103Balance0. - + Ti: 0.1 Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
3104AW-3104A93104Balance-0.05 - - 1.30.8 - 0.05 Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
Available on Request
5005AW-5005A95005Balance0. - (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
5019AW-5019A95019Available on Request
5050AW-5050A95050Balance0. - (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
5052AW-5052A95052Balance0.15 - 0.350.10.42.2 - (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
5056AW-5056A95056Available on Request
5251AW-5251A95251Balance0. - 2.40.10 - 0.500.40.15-0.15Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
5556AAW-5556AA95556AAvailable on Request
5754AW-5754A95754Balance0. - + Cr: 0.10 - 0.60 Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
6061AW-6061A96061Balance0.04 - 0.350.15 - 0.400.70.8 - - 0.80.15-0.25Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
6082AW-6082A96082Balance0. - 1.20.4 - 1.00.7 - 1.30.1-0.2Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
7072W-7072A97072Balance-0.1Si + Fe: + Fe: 0.7--0.8 - 1.3Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
8011AW-8011A9801197.3 - - - 0.900.08-0.10.05
8111AW-8111A9811Balance0.050.10.4 - - 1.10.08-0.1Others (each): 0.05 Others (total): 0.15
Mechanical Properties
ALLOY NUMBEREURO NAMEASTM NAMEResistivity Ohms/cmDensity G/cm³Linear Expansion Coefficient 10-6/°CTemperature °CThermal Conductivity Wm-1 °C-1
1050AW-1050A91050Available by request.2.70Available by request.
1070AW-1070A91070Available by request.2.70Available by request.
1350AW-1350A913502.8032.70Available by request.
1370AW-1370A91370Available by request.2.70Available by request.
3103AW-3103A93103Available by request.2.70Available by request.
5019AW-5019A95019Available by request.2.70Available by request.
5052AW-5051A95052Available by request.2.70Available by request.
5056AW-5056A95056Available by request.2.70Available by request.
5556AAW-5556AA95556AAvailable by request.2.70Available by request.
5754AW-5754A95754Available by request.2.70Available by request.
6060AW-6060A96060Available by request.2.70Available by request.
6063AW-6063A96063Available by request.2.70Available by request.
Features and Applications
ALLOY NUMBEREURO NAMEASTM NAMEKey FeaturesKey MarketsApplications
1050AW-1050A910501050 is a commercially pure Aluminium, which offers high electrical and thermal conductivity alongside excellent corrosion resistance and workability. It is commonly used in the electrical and chemical industries. It has low mechanical strength compared to more significantly alloyed metals. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment. It is the most commonly used Aluminium for general sheet metal work where strength is not essential.Electrical, Chemical, UniversalDrawn Tube, Chemical Process Plant Equipment, Heat Sinks, General Sheet Metal Work
1050AAW-1050AA91050A1050A provides excellent cold formability, corrosion resistance, very good anodising capability and is easily joined, making it a popular choice for a number of applications. Its reflective aesthetic qualities make it ideally suited for decorative applications. The Chemical composition is similar to Grade 1050, with the addition of Vanadium.Chemical, Automotive, Food & Beverage, Architectural, Pharmaceutical, Marine, UniversalChemical Process Plant Equipment, Radiator Tubes, Heat Exchangers, Kitchenware, Packaging, Pyrotechnic Powder, Architecture Fittings, Reflectors, Cable Sheathing, Automotive Trim, Vessels, Piping, General Sheet Metal Work
1060AW-1060A91060Grade 1060 is very similar to 1050 aluminium alloy, with the difference coming down to 0.1% aluminium by weight. Like other grades in the 1000 series, it has a relatively low mechanical strength, but is noted for having high electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, excellent welding characteristics and formability. It cannot be hardened by heat treatment.Electrical, Chemical, Transport, UniversalUniversal, Chemical Equipment, Railroad Cars
1070AW-1070A91070Like other alloys in the 1000 series, Grade 1070 is highly resistant to chemical corrosion and has good crack resistance, with a low mechanical strength. It is an excellent brazing alloy and is used for joining other alloys in the 1000 series.Electrical, Chemical, Construction, Food, Transport, Communication, UniversalGeneral Industrial Components, Electrical Boxes, Heat Exchangers, Construction Materials, Communication Cables, Refrigeration Cabinets
1070AAW-1070AA91070AGrade 1070A, is similar to Grade 1070, with a variation in the Copper and Zinc content, and no Vanadium. This grade has very good corrosion resistance and workability, high thermal and electrical conductivity. It also offers an attractive appearance with high reflectivity, making in suitable for decorative anodising. As with other 1000 series alloys, it has low mechanical strength.Chemical, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Packaging, ArchitecturalPackaging, Heat Exchangers, Insulation Foils, Kitchenware, Chemical and Food Industry Equipment, Automotive Trim, Reflectors, Architecture Fittings, Piping
1100AW-1100A91100Grade 1100 is a low strength aluminium alloy with excellent corrosion resistance, high electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity. This grade is best used for welding, brazing and soldering but has poor machinability. It is soft and ductile so is ideal for applications that require intricate forming. Its attractive finishing capabilities make it a great choice for decorative purposes. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment.Universal, Chemical, Automotive, Food & Beverage, DecorativeGeneral Sheet Metal Work, Spinning, Holloware, Food Handling and Storage, Chemical Storage, Processing Equipment, Reflectors, Kitchenware, Heat Exchanger, Dials and Name Plates, Decorative Parts, Giftware, Rivets
1145AW-1145A91145Grade 1145 offers high thermal and electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. It has good forming and welding capabilities, though is more difficult to machine than most of other aluminium alloys. It is a non-heat treatable alloy but can be strengthened by cold working.UniversalSheet, Plate, Foil
1200AW-1200A91200Grade 1200 has very good corrosion resistance and workability, with a high thermal conductivity and reflectivity, although this is lower than the more popular Grade 1050A. Grade 1200 also has very good weldability, and comparatively offers slightly higher strength than 1050A.UniversalUniversal Sheet Metal Work, Spinning, Holloware
1230AW-1230A91230Grade1230 offers good corrosion resistance. It can be manufactured into semi-finished or finished products using methods such as forging, welding, rolling, and casting.UniversalGeneral Sheet Metal Work
1235AW-1235A91235Grade1235 offers good corrosion resistance and high thermal and electrical conductivity. Like others in the 1000 series, it has good forming abilities, but low mechanical strength. It is a non-heat treatable alloy but can be strengthened by cold working.UniversalGeneral Sheet Metal Work
1350AW-1350A91350Grade 1350 has excellent formability and corrosion resistance. It is the alloy of choice for electrical conductors and for applications where strength is not as important as economics. Grade1350 has a tighter chemistry specification and is therefore often used in place of Grade1050A.Electrical, UniversalElectrical Conductors, Pins, Rods, Rivets, Wire Form and Clips
1350AW-1350A91350Available by requestAvailable by requestAvailable by request
1370AW-1370A91370Available by requestAvailable by requestAvailable by request
2024AW-2024A92024Grade 2024 is a heat treatable alloy, which provides excellent toughness at moderately high strength levels, good fatigue resistance, and improved fracture toughness. It also offers very good machining characteristics. Its strength is slightly higher than 2014(A) and 2017A.Suitable for welding only by resistance welding.Universal, Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, TransportCommercial and Military Aircraft, Aircraft Structures and Components, General Sheet Metal Work, Machinery, Military Equipment, Vehicle Parts, Structural Applications, Rivets
3003AW-3003A93003Grade 3003 is a medium strength alloy with very good corrosion resistance and workability. Its excellent mechanical properties have led wide use throughout industry sectors. It has improved mechanical properties when compared with 1000 series alloys and is 20% stronger than 1100.Universal, Chemical, Food & Beverage, DecorativeHeat Exchangers, Storage Tanks, Chemical Equipment, Kitchenware and Utensils, Decorative Trim, Roofing and Siding Materials
3004AW-3004A93004Grade 3004 is similar to the 3003 alloy, except for the addition of approximately 1% magnesium. It offers moderate strength, good workability, and good corrosion resistance, making it good general-purpose alloy. It is a non-heat treatable alloy but can be strengthened by cold working, to produce tempers with a higher strength but a lower ductility. The additional 1% magnesium in grade 3004, contributes in solid solution strengthening, allowing it to be made thinner. This has made it a popular choice for beverage cans and general can stock, replacing its predecessor Grade 3003.Universal, Food & Beverage, TransportGeneral Sheet Metal Work, Beverage Cans, Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Vehicle Parts
3103AW-3103A93103Grade 3103 is medium strength alloy with good corrosion resistance and very good weldability. It is considered a good general-purpose alloy, with properties that are very close to Grade 3003.UniversalGeneral Sheet Metal Work
3104AW-3104A93104Grade 3104 like others in the 3000 series is a good general purpose alloy, with medium strength and good corrosion resistance.Universal, TransportGeneral Sheet Metal Work, Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Vehicle Parts
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5005AW-5005A95005Grade 5005 has good corrosion resistance and is hardenable to a significant degree by cold working, enabling a series of “H” tempers. However this remains inferior to the high strengths of corresponding tempers in other alloys such as 5052 or 5083. Tempers H116 and H321 can be used in fresh and saltwater.Chemical, Decorative, Architectural, Construction, Marine, Food Domestic, Electrical, Appliancesroofing and siding materials, chemical and food processing, utensils, storage tanks, domestic appliances, cladding, decorative items, electrical conductors, signage, hvac equipment, packaging, general sheet metal work
5019AW-5019A95019Available by request
5050AW-5050A95050Grade 5050 has very good corrosion resistance and good workability properties. It is a non-heat treatable alloy but can be strengthened by cold working. In the annealed condition, it offers fair machinability but is improved by cold working. When machining, it is advisable to use proper lubricants.Domestic Appliances, Construction, Automotiverefrigerator trim, coiled tubes, construction materials
5052AW-5052A95052Grade 5052 is a high strength alloy with very good resistance to corrosion, especially in marine environments. It has a medium to high fatigue strength, making it suitable for applications that are subject to excessive vibrations. With good weldability and formability characteristics, the alloy can be used in a wide range of applications. It is a non-heat treatable alloy but can be strengthened by cold working. In the annealed condition, it is stronger than Grades 1100 and 3003.Marine, Architectural, Transport, Food & Beverage, Domestic Appliances, Automotivemarine components, pressure vessels, treadplate, transportation parts, heavy duty utensils, food processing, hydraulic systems, fuel tanks, containers, domestic appliances, chemical equipment, architecture fittings, signage
5056AW-5056A95056Available by request
5251AW-5251A95251Grade 5251 is suitable for general sheet metal work where higher mechanical properties are required together with a degree of formability. It has a higher strength and extra hardness over pure aluminium grades, which allows for improved machinability. It is a non-heat treatable alloy, but can be strengthened by cold working.Chemical, Universal, Marine, Pharmaceutical, Architectural, Packaging, Domestic Appliancesmarine components, heat exchangers, higher strength sheet metal work, packaging, panelling, welded structures, cabinets, domestic appliances, pressure vessels
5556AAW-5556AA95556AAvailable by request
5754AW-5754A95754Grade 5754 has excellent weldability and very good workability, with has higher strength properties compared to Grade 5251. It is a popular choice for corrosive environments as it offers extremely good resistance to both seawater corrosion and chemical corrosion.Marine, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Nuclear, Food, Automotiveshipbuilding, food processing, treadplate, vehicle bodies, fishing industry equipment, welded chemical and nuclear structures
6061AW-6061A96061Grade 6061 is a medium to high strength with very good corrosion resistance and medium fatigue strength. It is heat-treatable and considered to be the most versatile of the heat-treatable alloys. It is commonly used in heavy duty structures. In the annealed condition, it offers excellent weldability and formability, and is readily disposed to furnace brazing.Marine, Aerospace, Transport, Construction, Energyshipbuilding, motorboats, aircraft structures, vehicle bodies, pylons and towers, railroad cars, vehicle bodies, bridges, piping, pylons, transportation parts, boilers, rivets
6060AW-6060A96060Available by request
6063AW-6063A96063Available by request
6082AW-6082A96082Grade 6082 has the highest strength of all the 6000 series alloys, offering excellent corrosion resistance and good machinability and medium high fatigue strength. 6082 is considered a structural alloy, and is commonly used in high stressed applications, such as trusses, cranes and bridges. It has replaced 6061 in many applications. The extruded finish is not as smooth and therefore not as aesthetically pleasing as other alloys in the 6000 series. It can be heat treated or cold formed.Marine, Transport, Energy, Defence, Construction, Food & Beverageroofing and siding materials, heavy duty structures in railroad cars, vehicle bodies, shipbuilding, offshore, bridges, military, bicycles, boilers, flanges, hydraulic systems, mining equipment, pylons and towers, motorboats, nuclear technology, piping, rivets
7072AW-7072A97072Grade 7072 is used for high-strength structures, primarily in aircraft, as it offers exceptionally high mechanical strength and is machinable and work hardenable. Whilst it is still a versatile alloy, it has poor corrosion resistance compared to other Aluminium alloys. This grade is also use for cladding other Aluminium alloys. This grade is distinct from other 7000 series alloys, which are alloyed with magnesium for strengthening.Aerospace, Decorative, Marinestorage, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, decorative items, golf heads, tooling, jigs, machinery, high-end aluminium bike frame.
8011AW-8011A980118000 series alloys have high formability, with deep drawing formability standing out the most. Additional alloying elements include Iron, nickel, which are used to increase strength without significant loss in electrical conductivity. Like other Aluminium alloys, it offers excellent corrosion resistance.Aerospace, Marine, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Packaging, Decorativeheat exchangers, packaging, vehicles, shipbuilding, insulation materials, decorative items
8111AW-8111A98118000 series alloys have high formability, with deep drawing formability standing out the most. Additional alloying elements include Iron, nickel, which are used to increase strength without significant loss in electrical conductivity. Like other Aluminium alloys, it offers excellent corrosion resistance.Aerospace, Marine, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Packaging, Decorativeheat exchangers, packaging, vehicles, shipbuilding, insulation materials, decorative items
Service Properties and Applications
Alloy TypeService PropertiesApplications
Heat Treatable Aluminium alloysThe mechanical properties of heat-treatable aluminium alloys are developed using a combination of solution heat treatment, cold working and artificial aging.Applications include structural aerospace components.
Non-Heat Treatable Aluminium AlloysThese alloys use manganese, magnesium or both to provide moderate to high strength materials. Further strengthening is possible by various degrees of cold work.Applications include cookware.
High Purity AluminiumHigh purity aluminium in the soft condition has low strength but excellent formability. Cold working is used to improve strength, but at the expense of ductility.These materials have good corrosion resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity.

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