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CONTAL® is a high strength alloy plate product which has very high zinc, magnesium and copper content. Based on the 7xxx series alloys, Contal has a higher yield and ultimate strength than commercial aluminium alloys. The material benefits from good machinability. Corrosion resistance is moderate in inland atmospheres and critical in marine atmospheres. The alloy is supplied in the T651 temper.
CONTAL® has a higher yield and ultimate strength than general commercial aluminium alloys. The material benefits from good machinability. Corrosion resistance is moderate in inland atmosphere and critical in marine atmosphere. The alloy is supplied in the T651 temper.
CONTAL® is stronger than standard aluminium alloys. Available in the T651 temper condition, the alloy has excellent strength and fatigue properties with good machinability. Up to 80% in machining time can be saved when compared with steel plate.
Commercial applications for this engineering material include:
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.
A technical datasheet for CONTAL® 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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