7068 Ultimate combines a yield strength of up to 700 MPa (up to 30% greater than that of 7075) and good ductility with corrosion resistance similar to 7075 and other features beneficial to high-performance component/equipment designers.
Alloy 7068 was developed in the middle of the 1990s and is exclusively stocked and supplied in Europe by Smiths High Performance. Originally designed as a higher strength alternative when compared to 7075, the alloy offers a highly attractive proposition with better mechanical properties and improved performance in elevated temperatures. Markedly reducing weight or significantly increasing the strength of critical components has resulted in the specification of the alloy across a diverse range of market sectors.
7068 has also proven to be a highly desirable product in the aerospace sector as well as for medical equipment, including prosthetics.
Applications for SHP 7068 Ultimate include:
SHP 7068 Ultimate Extruded aluminium offers an attractive combination of high strength and reduced weight. SHP 7068 Ultimate is, therefore, a high-performance alloy which is highly desirable in critical components used in the motorsport sector.
The corrosion resistance and ductility characteristics of the alloy are good.
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.