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2024 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

2024 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

Alloy 2024 is one of the more prominent aluminium alloys.

Impressive Strength Characteristics

Due to the alloys good fatigue resistance, especially in thick plate form, the material is specified for use in the aerospace and military sector in fuselage applications in such areas as structures and wing tension members. With improved fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth, Alloy 2024 continues to maintain strength characteristics. The alloy is available in T3, T4 and T8 tempers and the annealed state.


Alloy 2024 offers excellent toughness at moderately high strength levels. With good strength and fatigue resistance, and improved fracture toughness, the alloy is specified by the aerospace sector and the military.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Critical aircraft structures
  • Wing tension members
  • Commercial & military aircraft
  • Aircraft fuselage

We stock 2024 in flats, round bar, plate, sheet, strip, round tube, rectangular tube, square tube, square bar, hexagon bar, channels and tee sections.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for 2024 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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