This updated and revised guide to worldwide aluminum standards, designations and compositions is an essential reference for all engineers, technicians, sales engineers, technical purchasers, materials specialists, and managers dealing with aluminum. Key to Aluminum Alloys, compiled by Dr. -Ing. John Datta, is published in English and German - both languages are used side-by-side in the same book. It is particularly useful for quick comparison of alloy designations; standard designations and compositions in various countries and from international organizations; identification of unfamiliar alloy designations; identification by known chemical composition; company designations.
The previous edition was published in 1997. Since then, many changes have occurred which have required an urgent updating of aluminium standards and data for this revised edition. While new data has been added, the older data has been retained in order to be able to interpret earlier literature and standards. New to this edition are:
- Tables for identifying and finding alloys have been restructured to make location of the required data easier.
- New current aluminium standards have been added for Japan.
- Previous national standards for The Netherlands have been added.
- Inactive alloys of the International Registration Record Series of the Aluminum Association have been included.
- Temper designations for Australian casting alloys have also been included.