Aluminum 2024 T4 lock nuts are strong with good fatigue resistance and a good strength-to-weight ratio. They are also known as an economical purchase commonly used on aircraft.
Aluminum 2024 is composed of aluminum, manganese, and copper with copper as the primary element. To achieve the T4 temper, metal is solution heat-treated and naturally aged. A T4 temper gives Aluminum 2024 the highest ductility compared to other Aluminum 2024 variants.
Aluminum 2024 T4 Characteristics
- Excellent fatigue resistance
- High strength to weight ratio
- Highly malleable
- Heat treatable
- MilSpec compliant
While Aluminum 2024 T4 lock nuts are not as corrosion resistant as stainless steel and will not work well in marine environments, they are a low density, economical choice for many other applications.
- Veterinary and orthopedic equipment
- Gears and shafts
Aluminum 2024 T4 Lock Nut styles:
- Grade C all-metal cone
- Grade A reversible
- Flexloc nut
- Nylon insert