Aluminum ALLOY 6061 Data Sheet
Alloy Group: 6XXX
PRINCIPAL ALLOYING ELEMENT: Magnesium and Silicon
Group: Heat Treatable Alloys
ALUMINUM ALLOY 6061 GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The combination of magnesium and silicon in 6061 aluminum allows it to be heat treated to higher strength levels. It has good formability when in the fully soft, annealed condition and the strength can be significantly increased following a heat treatment.
What is 6061 Aluminum?
Originally called “Alloy 61S”, it was developed in 1935. It has good mechanical properties and exhibits good weldability. It is one of the most common alloys for general purpose use. 6061 aluminum alloy can be heat treated.
TYPICAL CHEMISTRY LIMITS for 6061 ALUMINUM:
Composition according to Aluminum Association.
TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA for 6061 ALUMINUM:The following typical 6061 aluminum properties are not guaranteed since in most cases they are average for various sizes and methods of manufacture and may not be exactly representative of any particular product or size. The data is intended for comparing alloys and tempers and should not be used for design purposes.
Source: Aluminum Standards & Data and United Aluminum data base
United Aluminum can supply 6061 in the annealed temper for maximum formability. The formed parts can be subsequently heat treated to higher strength.
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