Aluminum alloy 6061 is an extremely popular alloy, excellent for jobs that require forming or welding. It is the most commonly available aluminum alloy and provides a clean surface finish. Unlike other aluminum alloys, 6061 has a high corrosion resistance.
Aluminum 6061 has a machining cost factor of 0.8 when compared to steel 12L14. It can be forged, hot worked, and readily welded, as well as heat treated, annealed, and aged. It anodizes well and provides a bright, colorful finish.
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Good formability, weldability, and corrosion resistance
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Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other material
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
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Ultimate Tensile Strength
Modulus of Elasticity
Brinell Hardness (500kg/10mm)
T6, T651, T6511
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