Source: Aluminum Association [12].

©Values represent properties obtained from separately cast test bars and are derived from ASTM B-26, Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Sand Castings; Federal Specification QQ-A-601e, Aluminum Alloy Sand Castings; and Military Specification MIL-A-21180c, Aluminum Alloy Castings, High Strength. Unless otherwise specified, the average tensile strength, average yield strength and average elongation values of specimens cut from castings shall be not less than 75 percent of the tensile and yield strength values and not less than 25 percent of the elongation values given above. The customer should keep in mind that (1) some foundries may offer additional tempers for the above alloys, and (2) foundries are constantly improving casting techniques and, as a result, some may offer minimum properties in excess of the above.

©F indicates "as cast" condition; refer to AA-CS-M11 for recommended times and temperatures of heat treatment for other tempers to achieve properties specified.

©Mechanical properties for these alloys depend on the casting process. For further information consult the individual foundries.

©©Hardness values are given for information only: not required for acceptance.

©©The T4 temper of Alloy 520.0 is unstable; significant room temperature aging occurs within life expectancy of most castings. Elongation may decrease by as much as 80 percent.

TABLE 9.16B Mechanical Property Limits for Commonly Used Aluminum Permanent Mold Casting Alloys®
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