JOINING OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS 6009/6010
Aluminum is recommended as the best alternative to steel in making lighter and more fuel-efficient automobiles. The new Alcoa aluminum alloys 6009-T4 and 6010-T4 are discussed. These alloys have good formability in the as-received condition and superior strength and dent resistance in the aged (-T6) condition which can be achieved in paint bake cycles. The alloys are similar in composition and do not require scrap segregation. They also provide improved welding characteristics through a combination of better metallurgical characteristics and lower and more uniform surface resistance. The metallurgical factors and surface conditions which make these new alloys more effective are discussed, as well as applicable joining methods (spot welding, mechanical clinching, adhesive bonding, riveting, weldbonding, clinchbonding, and rivetbonding), procedures and the test results obtained.
- Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Hoch, F R
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Aluminum alloys; Bonding; Joining; Metal working; Metallurgy; Modulus of deformation; Spot welding; Strength of materials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Formability
- Old TRIS Terms: Metal joining
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00395660
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780396, HS-025 463U
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM