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6xxx Series Aluminium

Magnesium and Silicon are the two primary alloying elements of 6xxx Series Aluminium. In tandem, the two elements create a compound within these alloys termed “Magnesium Silicide” (Mg₂Si), which allows this series of alloys to be heat treated for improvements in strength.

6xxx Series Alloys have a moderate amount of strength, in fact, they possess the least strong grades of the heat-treatable alloys. However, they more than makeup for what 2xxx and 7xxx Series Alloys offer in strength with their excellent corrosion resistance, easy extrusion, and formability, as well as excellent welding and machining characteristics. 6xxx Series Alloys are generally produced as extrusions, with 6063 and 6061 Alloys the most oft extruded grades, but this series of alloys may also be forged or rolled.

With their broad arsenal of useful characteristics, it is no surprise that 6xxx Series Alloys are applied to a vast range of different industries, from leisure and recreation to the automotive sector, via medical applications, and the marine industry.

6xxx Series Alloys machine well, and are known for having excellent welding properties. Filler wire is a must for welding these alloys, with 4043 and 5356 being the most commonly used welding wires for joining these alloys.

We supply all grades of 6xxx Series Alloys, so please feel free to contact us with your direct requirements.

 

Available 6xxx Series Alloys

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Alloy 6005 (A)

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6005 (A)

AW-6005 (A)

3.3210

AlMgSi0.7

A96005 (A)

Characteristics

  • Medium strength

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Similar to 6061 and 6082, but with superior extrusion capabilities

  • Very good bending properties

  • Excellent weldability

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  • Custom Extrusions

Alloy 6008

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6008

AW-6008

A96008

AlSiMgV

Characteristics

  • Medium Strength

  • Excellent extrudability of complex parts

  • Excellent workability

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Alloy 6012

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6012

AW-6012

3.0615

AlMgSiPb

A96012

Characteristics

  • A grade developed for machinability

  • Excellent machining characteristics

  • Excellent response to anodising

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  • Coil

Alloy 6013

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6013

AW-6013

A96013

AlMg1Si0.8CuMn

Characteristics

  • High strength

  • Excellent compressive properties

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Excellent formability

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  • Coil

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Alloy 6016

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6016

AW-6016

A96016

AlSi1.2Mg0.4

Characteristics

  • High strength

  • Good corrosion resistance

  • Good formability

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Alloy 6020

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6020

AW-6020

A96020

Characteristics

  • Excellent machinability

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Good response to anodising

  • Lead-free alternative to 6262

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  • Coil

  • Sheet

  • Custom Extrusions

Alloy 6022

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6022

AW-6022

A96022

AlSi1.3Mg0.6CuMn

Characteristics

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Great formability

  • Improved strength to resist dents after exposure to heat in automotive manufacturing process

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Alloy 6023

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6023

AW-6023

A96023

AlMgSiSnBi

Characteristics

  • A grade developed for electronics and automotive industries

  • Excellent machining characteristics

  • Excellent response to anodising

  • Lead-free alternative to regular 6012 and 6262

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  • Round Bar

  • Rod

Alloy 6026

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DIN

6026

AW-6026

A96026

 AlMgSiBi

Characteristics

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Excellent response to anodising for both decorative and hard anodised finishes

  • Specifically formulated to excel at high-speed automated machining on CNC lathes

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  • Rod

  • Bar

Alloy 6040

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6040

AW-6040

A96040

Characteristics

  • RoHS lead-free alternative to 6262, whilst retaining its mechanical properties

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Excellent machinability

  • Excellent response to anodising

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Alloy 6056

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6056

AW-6056

A96056

AlSi1MgCuMn

Characteristics

  • Very good corrosion resistance

  • Very good weldability, with lower strength in the zone of welding

  • High strength

  • Good machinability

  • Good fatigue strength

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  • Billet

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Alloy 6060

Int'l Equivalents

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EN

Werkstoff

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6060

AW-6060

3.3206

AlMgSi

A96060

Characteristics

  • Good strength

  • Achieves accurate extrusions, reducing the amount of post-extrusion remedial work

  • Very good surface quality, which makes it suitable for many coating finishes

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Alloy 6061

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Werkstoff

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6061

AW-6061

3.3214

AlMg1SiCu

H20

Characteristics

  • Medium to high strength alloy

  • Medium fatigue strength

  • Good resistance to atmospheric and saltwater corrosion

  • Excellent weldability

  • Good formability in lower tempers

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Alloy 6063

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Werkstoff

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6063

AW-6063

A96063

3.3206

AlMg0.7Si

H9

Characteristics

  • A medium-strength architectural alloy

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Excellent response to anodising

  • Aesthetically pleasing surface finish, which also allows it a choice of coating finshes

  • Suited to intricate extrusions

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  • Round Bar

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  • Rectangular Bar

  • Custom Extrusions

Alloy 6066

Int'l Equivalents

AA

EN

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6066

AW-6066

A96066

Characteristics

  • High-strength

  • Very good machinability

  • Good toughness

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • Good thermal conductivity

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  • Round Bar

Alloy 6073

Int'l Equivalents

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EN

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6073

AW-6073

A96073

Characteristics

  • ​A variant of 6082, with better anodising response

  • Medium-strength

  • Good weldability

  • Good corrosion resistance

  • Good machinability

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