AMS Resource, Inc. is a supplier of Aluminum in a range of different grades, shapes and sizes. We have listed many grades with as much information as possible for reference, while we may not stock all of them, we don’t want to look like the “Sears” catalog of steel. If we do not stock a listed grades of material, generally if it’s made, we can find it. There are times that some material just isn’t available off the shelf. In those cases, often we have two options, we can assist in looking for an alternate grade that is more readily available or we can go to the mill and have it produced in mill quantities.
1000 Series Aluminum
2000 series are alloyed with copper, can be precipitation hardened to strengths comparable to steel. Formerly referred to as duralumin, they were once the most common aerospace alloys, but were suscep
3000 series are alloyed with manganese, and can be work hardened
4000 series are alloyed with silicon. They are also known as silumin
5000 series are alloyed with mangnesium
6000 series are alloyed with magnesium and silicon, are easy to machine, and can be precipitation hardened, but not to high strengths that 2000 and 7000 can reach
7000 series are alloyed with zinc, and can be precipitation hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminum alloy