AMS Resources, Inc. is a supplier of Aluminum in a range of different grades, shapes and sizes. Aluminum, the most widely used nonferrous metal, is a bountiful metallic element in Earth’s crust. This metal and its alloys are utilized for building materials, consumer durables, chemical and food-processing equipment, aircraft construction, electrical conductors, and more. We stock a wide variety of aluminum materials. If you seek a material that isn’t listed, contact us so we can look 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
1000 series are essentially pure aluminum with a 99% aluminum content by weight and can be work hardened.
2000 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 susceptible to stress corrosion cracking and are increasingly replaced by 7000 series in new designs.
3000 Series Aluminum
3000 series are alloyed with manganese, and can be work hardened.
4000 Series Aluminum
4000 series are alloyed with silicon. They are also known as silumin.
5000 Series Aluminum
5000 series are alloyed with mangnesium.
6000 Series Aluminum
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 Aluminum
7000 series are alloyed with zinc, and can be precipitation hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminum alloy.