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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A356.0 Aluminum
Aliases
ANSI AA NUMBER A356.0
Common Name A356
UNS Designation A13560
Wrought Near Equivalent 6061
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) 0.2
Copper (Cu) 0.2
Manganese (Mn) 0.1
Magnesium (Mg) 0.45
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) T51 26
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T51 18
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T51 3
Tensile Strength (ksi) T6 40
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T6 30
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T6 6
Tensile Strength (ksi) T71 30
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) T71 20
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) T71 3
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 VG
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) T6 75
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) T6 39
Thermal Conductivity (cal/sec/sq cm/cm/C @ 25C) T6 0.36
Applications
Adapter Base
Air Horn Elbow
Aircraft Fittings
Airframe Castings
Anchor Base
Automobile Wheels
Base
Base Cover
Base With Hole
Blower
Body
Bollard Base
Bracket
Bracket Accelerator
Breech Ring
Bridge Wedge
Cage
Clamp
Clamp Ball
Coupler
Crank Case
Door
Door Frame
Door Frame Section
Electric Motor Parts
End Bell
Engine Blocks
Engine Parts
Finial - Post Lite Inf
Flywheel Housings
Follower Stator
Frame Engine
Framed Net Ball
Gate Valve
Half Clamp Tire Swin
Head
Hemi - Heads
Hinge Base
Hinge Female
Hinge Male
Hinge Plate
Hingebase
Hub
Impeller
Impellers
Intake Manifold
Jet Engine Compressor Cases
Junction Box
Legged Handle
Light Pole Bases
Lower Base Plate
Medium Scale Composition
Missile Components
Mold Clamp
Mount Alternator
Mount Engine Rear
Mount Oil Filter
Mounting Lug - Remote
Octagonal Style Anch
Packing Gland
Pedestal Base
Piston
Piston - Clutch
Piston Housing
Pivot Chain Bracket
Pivot Handle
Pole Clamp
Pole Top
Post Cap
Post Topper
Press Roller
Pump Head
Rear Axle Housings
Retainer Ball
Rib
Ring
Roto Ring Cap
Scale Composition
Seat
Seat Mounting Bracke
Shoe Base
Sidewall
Sign Clamp
Slotted Light Body
Spindle Bender
Suction Adapter
Tenon
Timing Cover
Transformer Base
Transmission Cases
Twin Arm
Volute
Wall Mount Base
Water Jackets
Wheel - Automobile
Wheel Hub
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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.