aluminium

aluminium alloy rods

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Typical alloying elements are Copper (Cu), Magnesium (Mg), Silicon (Si) and Zinc (Zn), where the content level of each will determine the properties of aluminium alloy produced. Our Aluminium Alloy Rods range from grades 1000 series to 6000 series, which makes them an excellent fit for a wide range of applications, including electrical transmission, enameled wire for motor and transformer, aluminium strip for earthing and lightning protection, rivet, bicycle parts and many more.

As usage is varied and ever-expanding, we are continually exploring technological innovation and advancements for our Aluminium Alloy Rods today and in the future.

A detailed specification of our Aluminium Alloy Rod is as follows:

Chemical Composition
Element Composition (%)
6201 6101 1120
Silicon Max. 0.50 - 0.90 0.30 - 0.70 0.10
Iron Max. 0.50 0.50 0.40
Copper Max. 0.10 0.10 0.05 - 0.35
Manganese Max. 0.03 0.03 0.01
Magnesium Max. 0.60 - 0.90 0.35 - 0.80 0.20
Chromium Max. 0.03 0.03 0.01
Zinc Max. 0.10 0.10 0.05
Boron Max. 0.06 0.06 0.05
Gallium Max. - - 0.03
Vanadium & Titanium. total Max. - - 0.02
Other Elements, each Max. 0.03 0.03 0.03
Other Elements, total Max. 0.10 0.10 0.10
Aluminium Min. Remainder Remainder 99.2
Grade 6201, 6101
Temper Designation T4
Diameter 9.5mm, 7.6mm
Product Specification
Grade 1120
Diameter 9.5mm
Product Specification
mechanical and electrical properties
Designation Tensile
Strength
Conductivity
at 20°C
(Minimum)
Volume Resistivity
at 20°C
(Minimum)
MPa %IACS Ohm.mm2/m
6201 157 - 186 51.00 0.033808
6101 157 - 186 51.00 0.033156
1120 162 - 186 58.84 0.029300
application and advantages
Type Application Advantages

Alloy 6201
T4

Widely used in the manufacture of high strength electric conductor wire.

Used as bare overhead conductor for primary and secondary distribution.

Strength to Weight RatioSpecific gravity of around 2.70, approximately one third of the weight of steel or copper. Suitable for application that require high strength and low weight.

High Corrosion ResistanceAluminium is active and naturally forms oxidise layer to protect it from corrosion

Alloy 6101
T4

The application for Alloy 6101 is similar to Alloy 6201 as a bare overhead conductor but slightly lower in tensile strength