Capalex Aluminium Extrusions



Aluminium alloy 2024, is a high copper alloy and has a very high strength, slightly higher than 2014. With a high fatigue strength, this is used to an advantage on structures and parts where good strength to weight ratio are required.



Alloy 2024 commonly used for aerospace components – machined or fabricated items. Also used for engineering.

Aerospace materials are covered by the ‘L’ series of British standards.


2024 Aluminium Alloy Data Sheet

Properties given are typical and should only be used for comparisons of alloys.Actual values will depend on section specification.

            Mechanical Properties
Forming Machining Welding Brazing/Soldering Protective Anodising Aesthetic Anodising Temper Restrict Min N/mm Stress Min N/mm
Good Good Not Suitable except for friction welding Not Suitable Fair Not Suitable T3



Chemical Composition EN AW-2024
Si 0.5
Fe 0.5
Cu 3.8-4.9
Mn 0.3-0.9
Mg 1.2-1.8
Cr 0.10
Zn 0.25
Ti 0.15
Others (each) 0.5
Others (total) 0.15
Aluminium Remainder

(The chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys is supplied in percentage by mass. Limits are expressed as a maximum unless shown as a range or a minimum)



Similar and obsolete specifications
QQ-A-200/3 ASTM B 221
UNS A92024 DIN AlCuMg2 (Germany)
NF A - U 4G1 (France) P-AlCu4.5MgMn (Italy)