Aluminum Alloy 6060 Data Sheet

ALUMINUM ALLOY 6060 GENERAL DESCRIPTION :

What is Alloy 6060?

6060 aluminum alloy is known for good corrosion resistance, formability, and weldability. Slightly weaker than 6063, it’s used in applications that don’t demand high strength. Commonly heat-treated, it’s ideal for anodizing and is widely used in aerospace, automotive, and construction.

Main Alloy Chemistry Typical

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Cr

Ti

Others 

Al

Maximum Content

0.3 - 0.6

0.1 - 0.3

0.10

0.10

0.35 - 0.5

0.15

0.05

0.1

0.15

Remainder

TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA for 1050 ALUMINUM

Physical Performance Indicators

Tensile Strength (MPa)

Yield Strength (Mpa)

Elongation (%)

6060 - T4

140

71

16

6060 - T5

160

110

9

6060 - T6

220

170

11

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Product Capacities of Alloy 6060

Typical Uses

6060 aluminum alloy is extensively used in the construction industry, particularly for architectural extrusions. It is commonly employed in the production of window frames, door frames, curtain walls, and structural elements such as railings and lightweight structural components.
6060 aluminum’s good weldability and capability to achieve a high-quality surface finish through anodizing enhance its suitability for construction projects.

FAQs

What is the Difference Between 6060 and 6061 Alloy?

The primary difference between 6060 and 6061 aluminum alloys is their mechanical properties and composition. 6061 aluminum is stronger with higher tensile and yield strength. It also has good corrosion resistance and weldability. In contrast, 6060 aluminum is more ductile and easier to form.

What is the Difference Between 6060 and 6063 Aluminum Alloy?

The main difference between 6060 and 6063 aluminum alloys is their magnesium content and resulting mechanical properties. 6063 aluminum has a slightly higher magnesium content, which provides marginally better strength and hardness compared to 6060. Both alloys are excellent for extrusion and have good corrosion resistance, but 6063 is often preferred for architectural applications due to its better surface finish and slightly higher strength.

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