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Beryllium Copper Range
BERYLLIUM COPPER RANGE
Offering excellent electrical and thermal conductivity
Magnesium Range
MAGNESIUM RANGE
The best strength to weight ratio of any alloy currently available
Plastics Range
MOTORSPORT PLASTICS
In specific applications, our plastics out-perform metal alloys
Nickel Range
NICKEL SUPERALLOYS
Our nickel-based superalloys are perfect for exhaust systems
Steel Range
STEEL RANGE
A selection of case-hardened gear and bearing steels
Titanium Range
TITANIUM RANGE
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ULTIMATE ALLOY RANGE
Our flagship products which push the boundaries
2618A Aluminium
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2618A Aluminium (DTD 5014A ) was one of the first aluminium alloy products sold by Smiths High Performance in 2001.


Although initially developed for aerospace applications, the product has become a popular engineering material in the motorsport sector due to the alloys high strength. Containing copper and aluminium, Grade 2618A offers good machinability and fair corrosion resistance in atmospheric conditions. Components subjected to high operating temperatures benefit from 2618A's performance characteristics.


Supply Options

The product is available in plate, bar and tube. 2618A aluminium is popular in motorsport applications - these include racing engine components, pistons, chassis components and applications requiring better performance at higher temperatures. The alloy retains its mechanical strength up to 200°C and with deployment up to a maximum temperature of 300°C.

2618A Aluminium continues to be the leading engineering material for racing pistons production.


Benefits

Benefits of using this aluminium alloy include:

  • Superior mechanical strength in elevated temperatures
  • Good overall strength
  • Good machinability

2618A has proved popular in the production of racing pistons, racing engine components, chassis components, and in numerous high-temperature service applications.


Availability

We supply 2618A aluminium in bar, plate and tube.


About Smiths HP

We are a leading stockholder and supplier of high-performance engineering materials to the motorsport sector. We are supply partners in a range of specialist motorsport markets including Formula 1, Formula E, NASCAR, MOTO GP, WEC & WRC..