Forging of Aluminum Alloys
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ALUMINUM ALLOYS are forged into a variety of shapes and types of forgings with a broad range of final part forging design criteria based on the intended application. Aluminum alloy forgings, particularly closed-die forgings, are usually produced to more highly refined final forging configurations than hot-forged carbon and/or alloy steels. For some low- to intermediate-strength aluminum alloys, such as 1100 and 6061, flow stresses are lower than those of carbon steel. 6061 cited 18 times throughout article.