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Cast Aluminium

A354 VersaCast™ Squeeze Cast T61

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Description

VersaCast™ delivers high strength and the elongation required for the most demanding structural applications. This innovative specialty alloy offers excellent fatigue resistance, high strength properties, plus 3XX casting characteristics. The result is maximum reliability, fuel economy and performance.

Properties

Electrical

Electrical conductivity σel

1.86E+7 - 2.09E+7 S/m at 20 °C

General

Density ρ

2.7 g/cm³ at 20 °C

Mechanical

Elastic modulus E

71 - 74 GPa at 20 °C

Elongation A

8 - 12 % at 20 °C

Fatigue strength SNf

80 - 100 MPa at 20 °C

measured after 10⁷ cycles, R = -1

Tensile strength Rm

380 - 400 MPa at 20 °C

Yield strength YS

320 - 350 MPa at 20 °C

Thermal

Coefficient of thermal expansion α

2.06E-5 - 2.86E-5 1/K at 20 °C

measured from 20-300°C

Melting point Tm

510 - 595 °C

Thermal conductivity λ

172 - 217 W/(m·K) at 20 °C

Chemical properties

Element

Weight %

Comment

Al

-

balance

Si

8 - 10 %

Cu

1.35 - 2.1 %

Mg

0.25 - 0.45 %

Fe

0 - 0.2 %

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Technological properties

Corrosion properties

Corrosion Resistance (ASTM G110): Similar corrosion resistance as A359 alloy (the additions of Cu do not change the corrosion mode nor increase the depth of attack of the alloys)

General machinability

Very good machinability

Processing history

Temper: T61

Processing methods

Very good castability, suitable for sand casting, squeeze casting and (semi)permanent mold casting

Welding

Good weldability

This material data has been provided by Alcoa.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
Equivalent standards are similar to one or more standards provided by the supplier. Some equivalent standards may be stricter whereas others may be outside the bounds of the original standard.