New cast aluminium alloy gains AMS specifications
Aeromet International plc, a UK based company with facilities in Rochester, Sittingbourne and Worcester, is now marketing a new high strength aluminium cast alloy registered with the Aluminium Association as AA205.
AMS specifications for both sand and investment castings have been cleared by the AMS Technical Committee “D” and the SAE Aerospace Council and have been designated as AMS4471 for investment castings and AMS4482 for sand castings. These specifications have also been presented to the Federal Aviation Authority’s MMPDS technical committee and will be entered into the next edition of the MMPDS handbook.
AA205 is an aluminium copper based alloy but with the fluidity of an aluminium silicon alloy. "
This new innovative material is the strongest cast aluminium alloy commercially available and further it comprises a unique micro-structure which leads to several benefits," said Aeromet in a statement.
Aeromet International plc is now marketing this new material to aerospace, defence, automotive, renewable energy, medical and other market sectors.