2024 is the oldest of all aircraft aluminum alloy with the main alloying element being copper. They require solution heat-treatment to obtain optimum properties. Applications that require high strength to weight ratio, as well as good fatigue resistance. It is weldable only through friction welding, and has average machinability. Due to its high strength and fatigue resistance, 2024 is widely used in aircraft structures, especially wing and fuselage structures under tension. 2024 comes in different tempers.
Our prints go back to the 1930's. We can make as little as 12ft, and if it's a relatively common shape we will not charge for the die. In addition to the extruded shape we go beyond, offering:
Unlike bar and plate, aerospace profiles tensile and yield vary slightly depending on the wall thickness. Most sites provide limited information. The table below is taken from the 2017 Aluminum Standards and Data
Generally the majority of aircraft extrusions are produced in 2024-T3511. This is the most common alloy and temper of extrusions. 2024 is also available in 2024-0 (Soft temper) or 2024-T8511 (Heat treated Temper)
Standard profiles include Angle, Channels, Tee's, Hats, seat track and special shapes.
T3 and T3511, T8511 (both T3 and T3511 meet the requirements of T4)
2024 Extruded Specifications:
The most common being AMS-QQ-A-200/3, ASTM-B-211, AMS4152, AMS4164, AMS4165
|Alloy and Temper||Specified Thickness||Ultimate Tensile||Ultimate Yield||Elongation|
|2024-0||All Thickness||35.0 Ksi||19.0 Ksi||12%|
|2024-T3511||Up Thru 0.249"||57.0 Ksi||42.0 Ksi||12%|
|2024-T3511||0.250" - 0.749"||60.0 Ksi||44.0 Ksi||12%|
|2024-T3511||0.750" - 1.499"||65.0 Ksi||46.0 Ksi||10%|
|2024-T3511||1.500" and over||70.0 Ksi||52.0 Ksi||10%|
We work with you to develop the most cost-effective and optimal design for your product with our design engineers and with custom-made dies.
New advanced equipement and design development aircraft extrusion company can now offer rolled extrusions.
CNC Milling up to 4ft x 12ft parts, including seat tracks and secondary oporations aluminum profiles in 7075 and 2024
Standard and none-standard types of seat tracks in stock. We also provide milling services for the round slots on the tracks.
A great selections of formed angles, channels, hats and tee's in both 2024 Clad and 7075 Clad. In addition, we also have forming capabilities
We cut to size 7075 and 2024 extruded profiles, sheet, plate and form section. In-house cutting ops help reduce time, cost and shipping weights