The 1100 aluminum wire has a soft temper, an unpolished (mill) finish, and a standard tolerance. The 1100 aluminum alloy provides good corrosion resistance and thermal and electrical conductivity, and is light weight. The material is nonmagnetic and can be cold worked for increased strength and rigidity. The soft temper, also known as annealed, bends readily with minimal force and holds the shape.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight compared to steel, brass, and copper, and have high strength-to-weight ratios. They offer good corrosion resistance and conductivity of heat and electricity, as well as moderate formability. Aluminum alloys include elements that modify the aluminum to achieve specific properties such as better weldability or greater strength.
Tensile strength, used to indicate the material’s overall strength, is the peak stress it can withstand before it breaks. Corrosion resistance describes the material’s ability to prevent deterioration caused by atmosphere, moisture, or other medium. Formability indicates how easily the material can be permanently shaped. Machinability describes how easily it can be cut, shaped, finished, or otherwise machined, while weldability characterizes the ability to be welded.
- 1100 aluminum wire provides good corrosion resistance and thermal and electrical conductivity, and is light weight
- Soft temper, also known as annealed, bends readily with minimal force and holds the shape
- Unpolished (mill) surface has no finish
- Standard tolerance