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Aluminum 6061
Material type: Metal, Aluminum, Non-magnetic
Aluminum 6061 is the most popular aluminum alloy. It has good strength-to-weight ratio, excellent machinability and natural corrosion resistance.
Process compatibility
Material Color
Silver white
Material advantages
Excellent processing performance, welding characteristics and electroplating, high corrosion resistance, high toughness, no deformation after processing, compact material without defects, easy polishing, easy color film, excellent oxidation effect, etc.
Material shortcomings
Recommended description
Aluminum 6061 is one of the most widely used aluminum alloys. Its weld-ability and formability make it suitable for many general-purpose applications. Its high strength and corrosion resistance lend type 6061 alloy particularly useful in architectural, structural, and motor vehicle applications.
Tensile strength 310 MPa
Yield strength 276 MPa
Shear strength 207 MPa
Fatigue strength 96.5 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 68.9 GPa
Shear modulus 26 GPa
Linear thermal expansion coefficient 23.6μm/m·k
Density 2.73 g/cm3
Melting temperature 580-650 °C
Common applications
• Welded assemblies
• Marine frames
• Aircraft and truck frames
• Chemical equipment
• Electronic parts
• Furniture
• Fasteners
• Heat Exchangers
• Heat Sinks
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