ASTM B179 - 18

    Standard Specification for Aluminum Alloys in Ingot and Molten Forms for Castings from All Casting Processes

    Active Standard ASTM B179 | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.02


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    Abstract

    This specification covers commercial aluminum alloys in ingot form for remelting and molten form for the manufacture of castings. The material shall be of uniform quality and shall be free from dross, slag, and other harmful contamination. The ingots or molten metal shall conform to the chemical composition limits specified.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers commercial aluminum alloys in ingot form for remelting and molten form for the manufacture of castings. The specific gravity of these alloys does not exceed 3.0 and they are designated as shown in Table 1.

    Note 1: Throughout this specification the use of “ingot” in a general sense includes sow, T-bar, T-ingot, and pig.

    1.2 Alloy designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1(M).

    Note 2: Supplementary data pertaining to the alloys covered by this specification when used in the form of castings are given in Specifications B26/B26M, B85/B85M, B108/B108M, B618/B618M, B686/B686M, B955/B955M, and B969/B969M.

    1.3 Unless the order specifies the “M” specification designation, the material shall be furnished to the inch-pound units.

    1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A1.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    B26/B26M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Sand Castings

    B85/B85M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Die Castings

    B108/B108M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Permanent Mold Castings

    B618/B618M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Investment Castings

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

    B686/B686M Specification for Aluminum Alloy Castings, High-Strength

    B955/B955M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Centrifugal Castings

    B969/B969M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Castings Produced by Squeeze Casting, Thixocast and Rheocast Semi-Solid Casting Processes

    B985 Practice for Sampling Aluminum Ingots, Billets, Castings and Finished or Semi-Finished Wrought Aluminum Products for Compositional Analysis

    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

    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 Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

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

    ANSI Standard

    H35.1/H35.1(M) American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from Aluminum Association, Inc., 1400 Crystal Drive Suite 430 Arlington, VA 22202 http://www.aluminum.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30265202(Aluminum ingot)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0179-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM B179-18, Standard Specification for Aluminum Alloys in Ingot and Molten Forms for Castings from All Casting Processes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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