Aluminum is an ideal material for aircraft manufacturing because of its light weight and high strength. The weight of aluminum is about one-third of that of steel, which makes the aircraft can carry more weight or save more fuel. In addition, the high corrosion resistance of aluminum ensures the safety of aircraft and passengers.
6061 aluminum alloy is very common in light aircraft, especially domestic aircraft. Easy to weld and operate, 6061 is very light and strong, making it an ideal choice for fuselage and wings.
The most common aluminium alloys used for the aerospace applications are 2011 2017 2024,7075,7050. 7075 is a high-strength aluminum alloy used in aircraft construction and futures. It requires high strength, strong corrosion resistance of high stress structural parts, mold manufacturing.