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2618A Commercial Aluminium Alloy2618A Aluminium Alloy

Aluminium Bar & Plate

2618A - a strong aluminium alloy containing nominally 2% copper and 1.5% magnesium.

The alloy is produced as bar, plate, tube and is also available as clad sheet and strip. Solution treated and artificially aged to achieve the T6 condition or with the addition of controlled stretching to achieve the T6511 temper. 2618A can be employed to a maximum of 300°C and retains mechanical strength relatively well to around 200°C and above. The alloy has a density of 2.75 g/cc.

  • Aerospace Equivalent (bar) - DTD 5014A
  • General Engineering Euronorm - EN 573 EN AW-2618A (composition) (AlCu2Mg1.5Ni)
  • Old BS (pre-1980) Specification - H16

Key Features:

2618A aluminium alloy offers good machinability and has fair resistance to atmospheric attack. It is a strong aluminium alloy and can be used to produce clad sheet and strip.

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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.

Download 2618A Aluminium Alloy Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Aerospace & Defence Components
  • High Technology Applications

We offer 2618A aluminium alloy in bar, plate and tube.


Smiths Metal Centres has processing operations at all our UK service centre locations. We have a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line and with more than 30 power saws across the Group, we can cut your material to your size requirements. We also specialise in plate sawing with service available at our Head Office and UK service centres.

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