30 May New Standard: BS EN 1706 : 2020

BS EN 1706:2020 Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys – Castings – Chemical composition and mechanical properties.  
This European standard specifies the chemical composition limits of aluminium casting alloys and the mechanical properties of separately cast test pieces for these alloys.  Annex C is a guide to the selection of alloys for a specific use or process.

BS EN 1706:2020 provides particularly important guidance given that most UK aluminium is recycled. In addition, use of this standard:
• Creates a level playing field between castors and producers and designers
• Aids the creation of better products
• Increases trust, giving end-users confidence in products
• Enables entry to new markets and facilitates trade
• Manages risk

CMF is a BSI Distributor so CMF Members can order a copy of this new standard at a small discount (hard copy version only).

Pam Murrell
Pam Murrell