7068 High Strength Aluminum Rod
Standard and Custom Design
Over the years we have worked on many vintage aircraft extrusion restoration projects and repairs. Providing not just certified aircraft extrusion and form-section but technical assistance on design, form and function of wartime aircraft and vintage extrusions. Aircraft Extrusion Co has an extensive libray of prints dating back to the 1940's. Call us for technical assistance, pricing and materials. We are happy to provide any prints or drawings we have and design idea's, even if you're not ready to buy.Download the Kaiser Aluminum data sheet for 7068-T6511
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.
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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:
7068 Aluminum Applications
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.