21 Mar 7000 Series Spray Formed Aluminum Alloys
Responding to customer demand, WKW Extrusion has now developed spray formed 7000 series aluminum alloys.
This complements the spray formed AlSi and 6000 series alloys currently in production.
Traditional high strength 7000 series aluminum alloys, used predominantly in the defense, aerospace, sports equipment and transport industries show the highest strength amongst the conventional aluminum alloy groupings.
Producing these alloys using the spray forming technique has allowed WKW extrusion to increase the level of alloying components (Zn, Mg, Cu) resulting in significantly increased strength and much improved isotropic properties without sacrificing ductility.
Holger Weiss head of DISPAL development at WKW extrusion says “We are very excited about this new development, for our existing customer. Downstream we expect significant resonance from those seeking more performance from Aluminum Alloys without the exotic price tag of Titanium or MMC”
Due to the fine grain structure the machining properties of the alloys is also very good.
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WKW Extrusion is a group including Erbslöh Aluminium GmbH, a German company, and is an established manufacturer of DISPAL® material which is a range of high performance aluminium alloys produced using a spray compaction process. The DISPAL® high silicon material is superior to aluminum with higher temperature thresholds, higher stiffness characteristics, lower thermal expansion and low friction. It is also lighter than steel and lower cost than Titanium.
These alloys are used in wide range of applications from mass production automotive powertrain components to Formula One, from commercial aircraft to satellites. Other applications include high precision optical and measurement instrumentation, printing equipment and pick & place technology where unmatched productivity, accuracy and reliability are required. For more information, visit www.jdtechsales.com/wkw-extrusion