L168 T6511 (2014A) Bar & Extrusion

Very high strength aerospace aluminium alloy.

Aluminium alloy L168-2014A is a very high mechanical strength alloy used for critical applications and is the most widely used aluminium bar alloy in the aerospace industry.

It has very good machinability and is thus used for the production of complex machined parts.

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Related Specifications

Aluminium alloy BS L168-2014A has similarities to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

  • 2014, AMS4121

Temper Types

The most common tempers for L168-2014A aluminium are:

  • T6510
  • T6511
  • T6

Properties

Chemical Composition

Applications

  • Aerospace components
  • High technology applications

Characteristics

  • High strength
  • Very good machinability
  • Poor resistance to atmospheric corrosive attack. To protect the material against atmospheric corrosion in storage, the material can be lightly coated with a Lanolin based protective oil.

Additional Information

Mechanical Properties

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