ASTM B221M-12

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes (Metric)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy extruded bars, rods, wires, profiles, and tubes in the aluminum alloys (Note 1) and tempers shown in Table 2.

    Note 1—Throughout this specification the use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    Note 2—For rolled or cold-finished bars and rods refer to Specification B211M, for drawn seamless tube used in pressure applications, Specification B210M, for structural pipe and tube, Specification B429/B429M, and for seamless pipe and tube used in pressure applications, Specification B241/B241M.

    Note 3—Structural pipe and tube produced in accordance with this specification is not intended for fluid-carrying applications involving pressure. Refer to either Specification B210M or B241/B241M, as appropriate, for seamless pipe and tube used in fluid-carrying applications involving pressure.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1M. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designations are those of Table 1 preceded by A9, for example, A91100 for Aluminum 1100 in accordance with Practice E527.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    1.4 This specification is the metric counterpart of Specification B221.

    1.5 The values stated in SI are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this specification.

    TABLE 1 Chemical Composition Limits A,B,C

    Note—In case of a discrepancy between the values listed in Table 1 and those listed in the International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Aluminum and Wrought Aluminum Alloys(known as the Teal Sheets), the composition limits registered with the Aluminum Association and published in the Teal Sheets should be considered the controlling composition. The Teal Sheets are available at

    AlloySiliconIronCopper Manga-
    ChromiumZincTitaniumVanadium Other ElementsDAluminum
    1060 0.250.350.050.030.03...0.050.03 0.050.03...99.60 minF
    11000.95 Si + Fe0.050.200.05... ...0.10......0.05G0.1599.00 minF
    2014 0.501. 0.15remainder
    2024 0.500.503.84.90.300. 0.15remainder
    2219 0.200.305. ...
    3003 ...0.10......0.050.15remainder
    Alclad 3003... 3003 Clad with 7072 alloy ..................... ...
    3004 0.300. 0.15remainder
    3102 0.400. ...0.300.10...0.050.15remainder
    5052 0.250.400. 0.150.350.10......0.05 0.15remainder
    5083 0.400.400.100.401. 0.15...0.050.15remainder
    5086 0.400.500. 0.15...0.050.15remainder
    5154 0.250.400. 0.150.350.200.20...0.05 0.15remainder
    5454 0.250.400.100.501. 0.20...0.050.15remainder
    5456 0.250.400.100.501. 0.20...0.050.15remainder
    6005A 0.500.90.350.300.50J0.400.70.30J0.200.10...0.050.15 remainder
    6060 0.300.60.100.300.10 0.100.350.60.50.15 0.10...0.050.15remainder
    6061N0.400.8 remainder
    6063 0.15remainder
    6066 0.15remainder
    6070 0.15remainder
    6162 0.400.80.500. 0.15remainder
    6262 0.400. 0.15...0.05P0.15Premainder
    6351 0.15remainder
    6463 0.15remainder
    7005 0.350.400. 0.010.06...0.05Q0.15Qremainder
    7072R0.7 Si + Fe0.100.100.10...0.81.3 ......remainder
    7075 0.400.501.22.00.302. 0.20S...0.05S0.15remainder
    7116 0.150.300.501. remainder
    7129 0.150.300.500. remainder
    7178 0.400.501.62.40.302. 0.20...0.050.15remainder

    A Limits are in weight percent maximum unless shown as a range, or stated otherwise.

    B Analysis shall be made for the elements for which limits are shown in this table.

    C For the purpose of determining conformance to these limits, an observed value or a calculated value obtained from analysis shall be rounded to the nearest unit in the last right-hand place of the figures used in expressing the specified limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    D Others includes listed elements for which no specific limit is shown as well as unlisted metallic elements. The producer may analyze samples for trace elements not specified in the specification. However, such analysis is not required and may not cover all metallic Others elements. Should any analysis by the producer or the purchaser establish that an Others element exceeds the limit of Each or that the aggregate of several Others elements exceeds the limit of Total, the material shall be considered nonconforming.

    E Other ElementsTotal shall be the sum of unspecified metallic elements 0.010 % or more, rounded to the second decimal before determining the sum.

    F The aluminum content shall be calculated by subtracting from 100.00 % the sum of all metallic elements present in amounts of 0.010 % or more each, rounded to the second decimal before determining the sum.

    G Be 0.0003 max for welding electrode, welding rod, and filler wire.

    H Upon agreement between the purchaser and the producer or supplier, a Zr + Ti limit of 0.20 % max is permitted. Properties in Specification (Table 2) are not based on the Zirconium and Titanium algorithm.

    I Zirconium, 0.100.25 %. The total for other elements does not include zirconium.

    J Manganese plus chromium shall total 0.120.50.

    K Lead 0.05 % max, Tin 0.9-1.5 %.

    L Bismuth 0.30-0.9 %, Tin 0.35-1.2 %.

    M Bismuth 0.20-0.8 % Lead 0.15-0.40 %.

    N In 1965 the requirements for 6062 were combined with those for 6061 by revising the minimum chromium from 0.15 % to 0.04 %. This action cancelled alloy 6062.

    O Bismuth 0.50-0.7 %, Lead 0.20-.040 %,

    P Bismuth and lead shall be 0.400.7 % each.

    Q Zirconium 0.080.20 %. The total for other elements does not include zirconium.

    R Composition of cladding alloy applied during the course of manufacture. Samples from finished tube shall not be required to conform to these limits.

    S Upon agreement between the purchaser and the producer or supplier, a Zr + Ti limit of 0.25 % max is permitted. Properties in Specification (Table 2) are not based on the Zirconium and Titanium algorithm.

    T Gallium 0.03 % max.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes (Metric)

    B211M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Rolled or Cold-Finished Bar, Rod, and Wire (Metric)

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B429/B429M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B594 Practice for Ultrasonic Inspection of Aluminum-Alloy Wrought Products for Aerospace Applications

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B807/B807M Practice for Extrusion Press Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys

    B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    B945 Practice for Aluminum Alloy Extrusions Press Cooled from an Elevated Temperature Shaping Process for Production of T1, T2, T5 and T10-Type Tempers

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1004 Test Method for Determining Electrical Conductivity Using the Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Method

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    G34 Test Method for Exfoliation Corrosion Susceptibility in 2XXX and 7XXX Series Aluminum Alloys (EXCO Test)

    G47 Test Method for Determining Susceptibility to Stress-Corrosion Cracking of 2XXX and 7XXX Aluminum Alloy Products

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31152305(Aluminum or aluminum alloy wire); 30102306(Aluminum profiles)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0221M-12

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    ASTM B221M-12, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes (Metric) , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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