6061 aluminum sheet

6061 Aluminum Sheet



Product Description

6061 Aluminum Sheet

6061 aluminum sheet

 

Alloy 6061 aluminum sheet and coils are the most versatile of the heat treatable aluminum alloys.  Though less strong than most of the 2xxx and 7xxx alloys, 6061 aluminum provides an extensive range of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance and can be fabricated by many of the commonly used practices.  In the “O” temper or annealed condition, alloy 6061 aluminum sheet has good formability.  In the T4 condition, fairly severe forming can be done; whereas, in the T6 condition, properties may be obtained by artificial aging.

 

Applications of 6061 Aluminum Sheet:

•Truck bodies and frames
•Screw machine parts
•Structural components

 

Chemical Composition Limits (WT%)

 Silicon  0.4-0.8
 Iron  2.2-2.8
 Copper  0.15-0.40
 Manganese  0.1
 Magnesium  0.45
 Chromium  0.04-.35
 Zinc  0.1
 Titanium  0.15
 Others, each  0.05
 Others, total  0.15
 Balance, Aluminum

Typical Mechanical Properties

 Temper  Tensile Strength  Yield Strength  Elongation
 KSI  KSI  %
 O (annealed)  22  12  10-16
 T4  30  16  10-16
 T6  42  35 4-10

 

Detect-Metals stocks all 3 tempers, “O”, T4 and T6, of 6061 aluminum sheet products in thicknesses from .016 – .190 and in widths 48″-60″.  All are certified to ASTM B209 and the appropriate AMS specification per temper.