Aluminum Alloy 6061 Data Sheet

ALUMINUM ALLOY 6061 GENERAL DESCRIPTION :

What is Alloy 6061?

6061 aluminum alloy offers excellent machinability, weldability, and corrosion resistance. It’s widely used in aerospace, transportation, and construction due to its ability to regain strength after welding.

Main Alloy Chemistry Typical

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

TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA for 6061 ALUMINUM

Physical Performance Indicators

Tensile Strength (MPa)

Yield Strength (Mpa)

Elongation (%)

6061 - O

130

76

20

6061 - T6

310

270

10

6061 - T651

320

270

11

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Product Capacities of Alloy 6061

Typical Uses

6061 aluminum alloy is celebrated for its versatility and excellent mechanical properties, such as good weldability, corrosion resistance, and a high strength-to-weight ratio.

In aerospace, it is used for aircraft structures and helicopter rotor skins, while the automotive industry utilizes it for vehicle frames, wheels, and other components. The construction industry benefits from its use in building frames, bridges, and scaffolding.

6061 aluminum also finds applications in consumer electronics, sports equipment like bicycle frames, and recreational products such as boats and scuba tanks.

FAQs

Which is Better 6061 or 7075 Aluminum?

7075 aluminum is significantly stronger than 6061. However, 6061 aluminum offers better weldability, corrosion resistance, and machinability. The choice depends on the specific requirements of your project. For more information, you can read our blog : 6061 aluminum vs 7075 aluminum.

3105 Aluminum vs 6061 Aluminum

3105 aluminum is primarily used for applications requiring good corrosion resistance and moderate strength, such as residential siding, mobile homes, and sign panels. In contrast, 6061 aluminum is stronger and more versatile, with excellent weldability and good corrosion resistance.

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