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Use Good Design Principles

1. St. Paul Foundry is providing this information on metal characteristics for informational purposes only. Before making a final decision on alloy selection consider the following and all other appropriate design and specification principles. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

2. Consult the appropriate specification from an accredited specifying body (ASTM, SAE, Federal or Military) to determine current minimum values of this alloy.

3. Use appropriate design safety factors.

4. Use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to help identify possible weaknesses in designs and specifications.

5. Use computerized stress analysis tools.

6. Use appropriate certification requirements for your casting suppliers. These may include test bars, chemical certifications, radiography, dye penetrant or other non-destructive testing methods.

7. Test your design to failure in a controlled environment. Then test it to failure in a simulation of its end use.

8. You and you alone are responsible for the suitability of your design and the materials that you select.

Disclaimer

WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE BY ST. PAUL FOUNDRY (SPF) TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. BY ACCESSING THIS INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT IT MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME, IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, THAT NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE ABOUT ITS CONTENT OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THAT SPF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM, OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM YOUR REVIEW, USE, OR POSSESSION OF THIS INFORMATION.



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354.0 Aluminum
Aliases
ANSI AA NUMBER 354.0
Common Name 354
UNS Designation A03540
Nearest Applicable Casting Standards
ASTM (B Series) B26
Federal (QQ-C- Series) 601e
Military (Mil-C- Series) 21180c
Specification Composition
Minimum Maximum
Silicon (Si) 8.6 9.4
Iron (Fe) 0.15
Copper (Cu) 1.6 2
Manganese (Mn) 0.1
Magnesium (Mg) 0.45 0.6
Zinc (Zn) 0.1
Titanium (Ti) 0.2
Other (Total) 0.15
Specification Properties
(Heat Treat 'F' Denotes As Cast) Heat Treat State Minimum
Tensile Strength (ksi) T62 55
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T62 45
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T62 3
Typical Properties
Heat Treat State Typical
Density (lb/cu.in. @ 68F) .098
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) 32
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) 0.3
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (per F @ 68-212F) 11.6
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (per F @ 68-572F) 12.7
Melting Range (Liquidus-Solidus)(F) 1000-1105
Resistance to Hot Cracking E
Pressure Tightness E
Fluidity E
Solidification Shrinkage Tendency E
Strength at Elevated Temperatures G
Corrosion Resistance VG
Machinability F
Polishing G
Gas Welding E
Arc Welding E
Brazing No
Normally Heat Treated Yes
Annodizing Appearance Gray
Electroplating VG
Applications
Aircraft Fittings
Airframe Castings
Crank Case
Electric Motor Parts
Engine Blocks
Engine Parts
Flywheel Housings
Impellers
Jet Engine Compressor Cases
Missile Components
Rear Axle Housings
Transmission Cases
Water Jackets
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Alloy Guide Sheet Terms of Use

Use Good Design Principles

1. St. Paul Foundry is providing this information on metal characteristics for informational purposes only. Before making a final decision on alloy selection consider the following and all other appropriate design and specification principles. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

2. Consult the appropriate specification from an accredited specifying body (ASTM, SAE, Federal or Military) to determine current minimum values of this alloy.

3. Use appropriate design safety factors.

4. Use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to help identify possible weaknesses in designs and specifications.

5. Use computerized stress analysis tools.

6. Use appropriate certification requirements for your casting suppliers. These may include test bars, chemical certifications, radiography, dye penetrant or other non-destructive testing methods.

7. Test your design to failure in a controlled environment. Then test it to failure in a simulation of its end use.

8. You and you alone are responsible for the suitability of your design and the materials that you select.

Disclaimer

WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE BY ST. PAUL FOUNDRY (SPF) TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. BY ACCESSING THIS INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT IT MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME, IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, THAT NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE ABOUT ITS CONTENT OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THAT SPF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM, OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM YOUR REVIEW, USE, OR POSSESSION OF THIS INFORMATION.