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1.1 This practice establishes the controls required for extrusion press solution heat treatment of the 6xxx and 7xxx series aluminum alloys in when ASTM material specifications allow use of this process in lieu of furnace solution heat treatment. For the alloys listed in , this practice is an alternate process to solution heat treatment in a furnace, such as specified in Practice B 918 for the attainment of T3, T4, T6, T7, T8 and T9-type tempers (see ANSI H35.1).
1.2 This practice applies only to extrusion press solution heat treatment for aluminum alloys. Precipitation hardening (aging) processing and equipment calibration shall meet the practice and requirements of Practice B 918.
1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standards. The SI units are shown in brackets or in separate tables. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the practice.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)
B647 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Webster Hardness Gage
B648 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Barcol Impressor
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys
E10 Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E2281 Practice for Process and Measurement Capability Indices
ANSI StandardsH35.1M Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum [Metric]
ICS Number Code 77.120.10 (Aluminium and aluminium alloys)
UNSPSC Code 11172000(Aluminum based alloys)