7068 Ultimate combines a yield strength of up to 700 MPa (up to 30% greater than that of 7075 alloy) and good ductility with corrosion resistance similar to 7075 and other features beneficial to high performance component/equipment designers.
Originally developed in the mid 1990’s, this aluminium alloy is exclusively stocked and supplied in Europe by Smiths High Performance. The alloy was designed as a higher strength alternative to 7075 for ordnance applications. The highly attractive overall combination of mechanical properties (retained at elevated temperatures better than 7075) and other important characteristics of 7068 Ultimate have resulted in the widespread specification of the alloy to markedly reduce the weight/cross section or significantly increase the strength of critical components in diverse market sectors.
- Connecting rods
- Autosport gearbox actuators
- Automobile shock absorbers
- Fuel pumps for racing engines
- Rocker arms for racing engines
- Motorcyle gears & chain tensioners
- Bearing caps in high performance engines
- Autosport wheel components
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 of Alloy 7068 is good. The product also offers good ductility.