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Help on Aluminum

Help on Aluminum

Help on Aluminum

Hi there.
I have this question that is really haunting me:
What's the main difference between Aluminum 1100H-14 and 1200H-14?
Is there a place on the web where I could find nomenclature tips?
Thanks in advance.

RE: Help on Aluminum


Don't know if this is much help, but I offer the following:

First digit is alloy type: 1 indicates 99.00 or greater purity of aluminum

Last two digits, for 1000 series indicates the nearest hundreth of aluminum purity. (1130 would be 99.30% pure)

Second digit indicates "special control" of an impurity.  Whether that major impurity is iron or silicon, or something else I do not know.

A few web-sites to consider might be:



A book I use for reference is "Structure and Properties of Engineering Alloys" by William F. Smith

Machinery's Handbook also has some good information also.


RE: Help on Aluminum

Thank you for quick response.
But the second digit info is the one Im looking.
Still, your info on the last two digits has helped me a lot.

Thanks again.

RE: Help on Aluminum

The following is the compositional differences between
1100 and 1200:

.95Si+Fe, .05-.2Cu, .05Mn, .10Zn, .05others

1.0Si+Fe, .05Cu, .05Mn, .10Zn, .05Ti, .05others


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