Scandium Aluminum Alloys Description
Scandium aluminum alloys are a winning combination of scandium and aluminum metal. Scandium is a silvery-white metallic transition metal, often classified as a rare earth element (REE), together with yttrium (Y) and the 15 lanthanides (La). Alloying scandium into aluminum adds strength and desirable properties to aluminum. And the addition of scandium to aluminum limits the excessive grain growth that occurs in the heat-affected zone of welded aluminum components.
Scandium Aluminum Alloys Advantages
- Adding scandium makes Aluminium stronger
- Scandium aluminum alloy has better weld-ability properties
- Grain structure during forming and extrusion stays intact
- Stronger at rising temperature, in combination with Zirconium.
Scandium Aluminum Alloys Specification
Aluminum-2% Scandium Master Alloy Ingot
98%Al + 2%Sc
Other shapes can be manufactured according to your request.
Scandium Aluminum Alloys Applications
Scandium aluminum alloys are used for minor aerospace industry components. The common content is 2% scandium. The addition of scandium to aluminum limits the excessive grain growth that occurs in the heat-affected zone of welded aluminum components. Scandium can significantly increase strength and reduce grain size. Sc-Al alloys are also used in some sports equipment, including baseball bats, lacrosse sticks, as well as bicycle frames and related components.
Scandium Aluminum Alloys Packing
Scandium Aluminum Alloys are clearly tagged and labeled externally to ensure efficient identification and quality control. Great care is taken to avoid any damage which might be caused during storage or transportation.