6000 Series Aluminum alloy

The 6000 series aluminum alloy is composed mainly of magnesium and silicon, and is known for its high strength, good corrosion resistance, and excellent weldability. It is widely used in the aerospace, automotive, construction, and machinery manufacturing industries.

The 6000 series aluminum combines the benefits of the 4000 series 
and 5000 series by using magnesium and silicon. The most commonly used alloys in this series are 6061, 6063, and 6082.
6061 is a cold-worked aluminum forging alloy that is great for applications requiring high resistance to corrosion and oxidation. It is strong, easily coated and oxidized, and known for its weldability. It is commonly used in aerospace, automotive, and mechanical mold manufacturing.
6063 alloy is well-suited for extrusion processing into industrial profiles, building doors and windows, and curtain walls due to its excellent processing performance and strength.
6082 alloy is a high-strength aluminum alloy that can be used to manufacture high-demand aerospace and ship structural parts.
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Main Alloy Chemistry Typical

6060 Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Cr

Ti

Others 

Al

Maximum Content

0.4

0.7

0.15 - 0.4

0.15

0.8 - 1.2

0.25

0.04 - 0.35

0.15

0.15

Remainder

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Ti

Cr

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.4

0.7

0.15 - 0.4

0.15

0.8 - 1.2

0.25

0.15

0.04 - 0.35

0.05

0.15

balance

6063 Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Ti

Cr

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.6 - 0.9

0.35

0.1

0.1

0.45 - 0.9

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.05

0.15

balance

6082 Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Ti

Cr

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.7 - 1.3

0.5

0.1

0.4 - 1.0

0.6 - 1.2

0.2

0.1

0.25

0.05

0.15

balance

6101 Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Cr

B

Others 

Al

Maximum Content

0.3 - 0.7

0.50

0.10

0.03

0.35 - 0.8

0.1

0.03

0.06

0.10

Remainder

6005A Aluminum Alloy

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Ti

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.5 - 0.9

0.35

0.3

0.5

0.5 - 0.9

0.1

0.1

0.05

0.15

balance

The above alloy element ratio is based on the national standard. If you have special chemical composition requirements for 6000 series aluminum alloys, please contact our product specialist.

Physical Properties

Product Types

Aluminum alloys in the 6000 series can be shaped into aluminum rods, aluminum tubes, aluminum profiles and aluminum sheets through casting, extrusion, and rolling processes. At HDM, we mainly supply 6061 aluminum bars, aluminum sheets, and industrial aluminum profiles.

Aluminum Sheets

6000 series aluminum sheets possess good strength, workability, and corrosion resistance, making them suitable for manufacturing in industries such as aerospace, shipbuilding, automotive, electronics, and construction.

Aluminum Tubes, Bars & Rods

6000 series aluminum tubes/rods usually have good strength and corrosion resistance, making them suitable for manufacturing machinery components, precision instruments, electronic equipment, and automotive parts.

Aluminum Wire

6000 series aluminum wire has good conductivity, workability, and corrosion resistance, and is widely used in the manufacture of power transmission and distribution, communication circuits, and electrical components.

Welding Materials

6000 series alloy welding materials exhibit good welding performance, strength, and plasticity, and are suitable for production in fields such as aerospace, automobile manufacturing, railway transportation, metallurgical industry, and electric power.

Casting Aluminum Alloy Plate

6000 series aluminum casting alloys are suitable for manufacturing automotive parts, machinery, and shipbuilding. Additionally, aluminum alloys in the 6000 series can be used to make products such as steel-aluminum composite plates and aluminum alloy heat exchangers.

Applications

The 6000 series aluminum is highly formable and can be used in various applications, such as aerospace, transportation, and sports equipment industries, which require precision manufacturing and high strength. It can be made into different products like rods, tubes, profiles, and sheets through extrusion, rolling, casting, and other processes.

Aerospace

The 6000 series aluminum has high strength, excellent formability, and good welding performance. Both extruded and precision-machined rods and 6061 aluminum sheets are widely used in the aerospace industry for manufacturing aircraft structural components, cabin components, steam turbines, and navigation equipment.

Transportation

Commonly utilized in transportation manufacturing due to its strength, light weight, and corrosion resistance. It is used for engine covers, doors, wheels, frames, and body structures in automobiles, and for body structures, doors, windows, and roofs in trains. In shipbuilding, it is mainly used for ship bodies, bridges, bulkheads, and equipment.

Architectural Decoration

The 6000 series aluminum is an excellent choice for architectural decoration materials as it has great corrosion resistance, formability, and plasticity. It is used to manufacture doors, windows, exterior and interior walls, and ceilings, and is available in sheets, profiles, and rods.

Electronics Industry

The 6000 series aluminum alloy is widely used in the electronics industry, including the manufacturing of electronic product shells, heat sinks, electronic connectors, and cable protective sleeves.

Sports Equipment

The lightweight and high strength characteristics of the 6000 series aluminum alloy make it an ideal material for manufacturing sports equipment, such as bicycles, golf clubs, pole vaulting poles, kayaks, rugby barbells, and more.

Military Industry

The high strength, excellent formability, and good welding performance of the 6000 series aluminum alloy make it widely used in the military industry, including the manufacturing of military aircraft, tanks, missiles, ships, and other military equipment.

6000 Series Aluminum Industry Supply At HDM

6061 Aluminum Plate

This type of aluminum is commonly used in the manufacturing of aerospace, automotive, bicycle, marine, and industrial machinery. It can also be used for manufacturing housings, pipes, wheels, subway vehicle bodies, and structural components.

6082 Aluminum Plate

It is commonly used for manufacturing structural components and parts in the fields of ships, aerospace, automotive, railway vehicles, and industrial machinery, such as bridges, housings, wheels, and engine components.

6063 Aluminum Bar

Usually used in the manufacturing of various building and industrial profiles, such as door and window frames, sheds, railway vehicles, and rail transit equipment. HDM supply many heat exchanger manufacturers with header bar and side bar, even tank made of 6063.

For other 7000 series product types, such as aluminum bars and tubes,please contact our product specialist.
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