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L156/L157/L158/L159/L166 & L167 - high strength aluminium alloy sheet which retains their strength after heat treatment.
The alloy includes 4-5% copper alloy and is supplied in the fully heat-treated condition (solution heat-treated & artificially aged). The material offers very good machinability. The alloys finds extensive use in the aerospace and defence sector in the manufacture of high strength components.
L156 / L157 / L158 / L159 / L166 / L167 aluminium sheets are heat treatable, offer good strength after heat treatment. The material is easily plated and can be hard anodised. Corrosion resistance to atmospheric attack is poor.
Commercial applications for this engineering material include:
We stock L156 / L157 / L158 / L159 in sheet.
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 L156 / L157 / L158 / L159 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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