NEW ALUMINUM ALLOY BODY SHEET HAS IMPROVED FORMABILITY

A new aluminum-magnesium-zinc-copper sheet alloy has been developed with a strength level similar to that of low carbon steel and press formability characteristics better than those of similar aluminum alloys. The alloy, GZ42, is readily cast and fabricated, relatively insensitive to quenching rate, and suitable for use in its naturally aged condition. Its elongation levels and forming limit curve are superior to other body sheet alloys, and it is not susceptible to Lueder line formation.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-45
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM