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NASA-427: A New Aluminum AlloyNASA's Marshall Space Flight Center researchers have developed a new, stronger aluminum alloy, ideal for cast aluminum products that have powder or paint-baked thermal coatings. With advanced mechanical properties, the NASA-427 alloy shows greater tensile strength and increased ductility, providing substantial improvement in impact toughness. In addition, this alloy improves the thermal coating process by decreasing the time required for heat treatment. With improvements in both strength and processing time, use of the alloy provides reduced materials and production costs, lower product weight, and better product performance. The superior properties of NASA-427 can benefit many industries, including automotive, where it is particularly well-suited for use in aluminum wheels.
Document ID
20150009453
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Nabors, Sammy A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
June 3, 2015
Publication Date
January 1, 2015
Subject Category
Metals and Metallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
M15-4509
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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