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7068 aluminum is an aircraft alloy with higher hardness and greater strength than 7075 aluminum
Meets AMS-4331 specifications
Unpolished (mill) surface has no finish
Heat treated for increased strength
The 7068 aluminum round rod with T6511 temper has an unpolished (mill) surface, meets SAE Aerospace Material Specifications AMS-4331 standards, and has a standard tolerance. The 7068 aluminum alloy has higher hardness and greater strength than 7075 aluminum. This material, also known as an aircraft alloy, is heat treatable. The aluminum has a T6511 temper, meaning it has been heat treated for increased strength.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight compared to steel, brass, and copper, and have high strength-to-weight ratios. They offer good corrosion resistance and conductivity of heat and electricity, as well as moderate formability and machinability. Aluminum alloys include elements that modify the aluminum to achieve specific properties such as better weldability or greater strength. All series of aluminum alloys are nonmagnetic. Aluminum alloys have temper designations, indicating that the material has undergone a process to achieve certain properties of strength and hardness.
Tensile strength, used to indicate the material’s overall strength, is the peak stress it can withstand before it breaks. Corrosion resistance describes the material's ability to prevent deterioration caused by atmosphere, moisture, or other medium. Wear resistance indicates the ability to prevent surface damage caused by contact with other surfaces. Toughness describes the material's ability to absorb energy before breaking, while hardness (commonly measured as indentation hardness) describes its resistance to permanent surface deformation. Formability indicates how easily the material can be permanently shaped. Machinability describes how easily it can be cut, shaped, finished, or otherwise machined, while weldability characterizes the ability to be welded.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
exactly as expected. super to find a metal product on Amazon when you do not need very much of it; plus none of the major metal suppliers are stocking it!
This material is very hard to find but it was available here. Very happy with the purchase. Made a beautiful front axle for my Ducati 1198!!
I USE 7068 TENNALUM IN THE MANUFACTURING OF SOUND SUPPRESSORS FOR FIREARMS, IT FAR SURPASSES ANYTHING PREVIOUS TO IT FOR THIS APPLICATION.
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