Aluminium 3004 alloys have high corrosion resistance. Their strength can be reduced when they are exposed to high temperatures. However, their strength can be increased at sub-zero temperatures.
Aluminium 3004 alloy is an alloy containing manganese and magnesium.
Other designations, that are equivalent to Aluminum 3004 alloy, include:
Aluminium 3004 alloy has good machinability in the hard temper. Oil lubricant is used for performing machining operations.
Aluminium 3004 alloy can be formed using conventional hot working or cold working methods.
Aluminium 3004 alloy can be welded using TIG or MIG welding techniques.
Aluminium 3004 alloy is a non-heat treatable alloy.
Aluminium 3004 alloy is forged at temperatures ranging from 372 to 510°C (700 to 950°F).
Aluminium 3004 alloy is hot worked at 260 to 483°C (500 to 900°F).
Aluminium 3004 alloy can be cold worked up to 75% reduction of area using conventional techniques. This process should be followed by annealing if it is cold worked beyond 75% reduction of area.
Aluminium 3004 alloy is annealed at 344°C (650°F) followed by cooling in air.
Aluminium 3004 alloy can be annealed by cold working.
Aluminium 3004 alloy is used in sheet metal work. It is also used in manufacturing storage tanks.