Standard: AA FMA17


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This manual has been a popular resource in the past to persons interested in forming and machining aluminum. Because it was out of print for a period of time, it became appropriate to update the last issue dated December, 1975. Many of the sections have been rewritten, and new topics such as drawing and ironing, and elevated temperature forming have been added. Lubrication information for the various forming operations has been expanded. Case studies are now also included so as to describe the respective process more completely.

The chapter describing aluminum alloy and temper designation systems, effects of alloying elements, and aluminum heat treatments has been moved to the last section before the tabular data section.

The Aluminum Association expresses its thanks to Mr. Norm Wolff, now retired from Alcoa, for his major contribution to rewriting this publication.


The Aluminum Association has used its best efforts in compiling the information contained in this book. While the Association believes that its compilation procedures are reliable, it does not warrant, either expressly or impliedly, the accuracy or completeness of this information. The Aluminum Association assumes no responsibility or liability for the use of the information herein.

Organization: The Aluminum Association Inc.
Document Number: aa fma17
Publish Date: 1988-01-01
Page Count: 91
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active