Aluminum 6061

Aluminum 6061

Aluminum 6061: LIGHTWEIGHT, HEAT-TREATABLE ALLOY
Aluminum 6061: LIGHTWEIGHT, HEAT-TREATABLE ALLOY

Applied Ceramics offers precision machining and manufacturing of Aluminum 6061 into components of many shapes and sizes for a variety of industrial and commercial applications.

Parts made from our lightweight Aluminum 6061 can be welded with minimal corrosion using tungsten inert gas or metal inert gas processes, or easily joined using other methods. Aluminum 6061 provides a medium-to-high strength material that is highly resistant to corrosion, including sea water.

Aluminum 6061 is a heat-treatable alloy, available in different tempers or hardness for specific end uses. Applied Ceramics can machine Aluminum 6061T4 and T6, among other pre-tempered grades. Annealing and aging of Aluminum 6061 is also possible to achieve the desired properties.

This highly adaptable, widely used alloy is often deployed in aviation and marine components due to its strength, weight and overall flexibility. Aluminum 6061 is also used for electronic components and in consumer appliances and furniture, among others.

No matter your need, Applied Ceramics has the expertise to help you design then manufacture your Aluminum 6061 parts to very high tolerances and specifications. With more than 20 years experience working with Aluminum 6061, Applied Ceramics has the ability and knowledge to make parts that exceed even the most demanding requirements.

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APPLICATIONS

  • Aviation parts & fittings
  • Marine parts & fittings
  • Electronic components
  • Consumer appliances

MAIN PROPERTIES

  • Lightweight
  • Easily welded or joined
  • Medium-to-high strength
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Aluminum 6061

    Properties Units Aluminum 6061
    MECHANICAL
    Density g/cm3 2.70
    Color light gray
    Water Absorption % 0
    Flexural Strength MPa@room temp.(R.T.)

    Compressive Strength MPa@R.T.
    Hardness GPa »11
    THERMAL
    Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 1E-6/°C (»25°C to Ј1000°C) 21-23
    Thermal Conductivity

    W/m°K@R.T.

    153-180
    Specific Heat cal/g°C@R.T.
    Thermal Shock Resistance D T(°C)
    Maximum Use Temperature °C

    540

    ELECTRICAL
    Volume Resistivity Ohm. cm@R.T. 2.6×10-6
    Dielectric Constant 1MHz@R.T.

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