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.



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356.0 Aluminum
Aliases
ANSI AA NUMBER 356.0
Common Name 356
UNS Designation A03560
Nearest Applicable Casting Standards
ASTM (B Series) B26
Federal (QQ-C- Series) 601e
Military (Mil-C- Series) 21180c
Specification Composition
Minimum Maximum
Silicon (Si) 6.5 7.5
Iron (Fe) 0.6
Copper (Cu) 0.25
Manganese (Mn) 0.35
Magnesium (Mg) 0.2 0.45
Zinc (Zn) 0.35
Titanium (Ti) 0.25
Other (Total) 0.15
Specification Properties
(Heat Treat 'F' Denotes As Cast) Heat Treat State Minimum
Tensile Strength (ksi) T51 25
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T51 20
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T51 2
Tensile Strength (ksi) T6 33
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T6 24
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T6 3.5
Tensile Strength (ksi) T7 34
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T7 30
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T7 2
Tensile Strength (ksi) T71 28
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T71 21
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T71 3.5
Typical Properties
Heat Treat State Typical
Melting Range (Liquidus-Solidus)(F) 1035-1135
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 E
Compressive Yield Strength (ksi) T51 21
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) T51 60
Shear Strength (ksi) T51 20
Endurance Limit (K ksi) T51 8
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) T51 43
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) T51 0.4
Compressive Yield Strength (ksi) T6 25
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) T6 70
Shear Strength (ksi) T6 26
Endurance Limit (K ksi) T6 8.5
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) T6 39
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) T6 0.36
Compressive Yield Strength (ksi) T7 31
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) T7 75
Shear Strength (ksi) T7 24
Endurance Limit (K ksi) T7 9
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) T7 40
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) T7 0.37
Compressive Yield Strength (ksi) T71 22
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) T71 60
Shear Strength (ksi) T71 20
Endurance Limit (K ksi) T71 8.5
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) T71 40
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) T71 0.36
Applications
Actuator
Adapter
Adapter - Bearing
Adapter Housing
Adapter Oilless Primer
Adapter Suction
Air Guide
Air Quide
Aircraft Fittings
Airframe Castings
Anchor
Antennae Base
Arm
Back Cover
Baffle Blower
Baffle Cast
Baja Shaft Log
Bar Stock
Base
Base Table
Bearing Holder
Bearing Housing
Bearing Retainer
Bell Housing
Bellow Mold
Blank
Block
Blower Baffle
Body
Body - Primer
Body - Volute
Body Valve
Body Volute
Bolt
Bonnet
Bottom Case
Bottom Transmission
Bracket
Bracket Blade Spring
Cannon Wheel Pattern
Cap
Case Chain Pto
Check Valve
Chute Pully
Clamp
Clock Face
Cluster Housing
Clutch Adapter
Compressor Housing
Connecting Rod
Consistency Transmitter
Control Handle - Lon
Control Panel
Cover
Crank Case
Cutter Bar
Cylinder
Cylinder Head
Dental Sterilization
Diode Wheel
Discharge
Discharge Extension
Discharge Fitting
Discharge Manifold
Divider Plate
Drive End Bracket
Drive Shaft Housing
Driver Pulley
Driveshaft Housing
Drum
Dual Bead Breaker
Eductor
Elbow
Electric Motor Parts
Elevating Foot
End Bell
End Cap
Engine Adapter
Engine Blocks
Engine Parts
Engine Stand
Fan
Fitting - Intake
Fitting - Suction
Flange
Flange Blank
Flange Body
Flanged Cap
Flywheel Housings
Foot
Foot Support Bellows
Frames
Front Panel Frame
Gear Case Cover
Gear Housing
Gear Housing End Plate
Gearbox
Generator Adaptor
Gerotor Housing
Gimbal Housing
Gimbal Ring
Guide - Piston
Handle
Heat Sink
Housing
Housing - Bearing
Housing - Tachometer
Housing - Valve
Housing Compressor
Housing Oilless Prim
Impeller
Impellers
Inner Plate
Intake Fitting
Intake Manifold
Interstage Manifold
Jaw
Jaw Support
Jet Engine Compressor Cases
Lens Frame Section
Lift Pivot
Light Pole Bases
Locking Nut
Manifold
Manifold - Discharge
Mid Transmission
Missile Components
Motor Housing
Mount
Mount Top
Nose Piece
Pedal
Pedestal Bearing
Piston Guide Primer
Piston Primer Guide
Pivot Compression
Plate
Plug
Press Roller
Presure Cap
Primer
Primer Cover
Pump Base
Pump To Eng Adapter
Ram Housing
Rear Axle Housings
Ring
Sausage Piston
Seal Ring
Seat - Bellow
Seat Ring
Semi Seat Bellow
Sheave
Shell
Snout Section
Stator Follower
Testicle Holder Bracket
Throttle Body
Tombstone Sign
Torch Crown
Torque Arm
Tower Insert
Tower Wind Turbine
Track Sys Carrier
Transmission Cases
Upper Body
Upper Motor
Upper Volute
Valve
Valve Bank Control L
Valve Ctrl Lever
Volute
Volute Body
Volute Section
Water - Jacket
Water Jackets
Winch Drum
Wire Reel
Yoke
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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.