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Grade 6xxx Alloys

Composition

The principle alloying element in Grade 6xxx alloys is Magnesium, accounting for up to 3.0% of the weight of these alloys. Additional alloying elements include; ≤2.0 Lead, ≤2.0 Zirconium, ≤1.8 Silicon, ≤1.5 Zinc, ≤1.5 Tin, ≤1.5 Bismuth, ≤1.4 Mangnese, ≤1.2 Copper, ≤1.0 Iron, ≤0.35 Chromium, ≤0.30 Vanadium, ≤0.25 Titanium, ≤0.20 Nickel, ≤0.06 Boron & ≤0.05 Gallium

Characteristics

  • Good formability

  • Good corrosion resistance

  • High strength in T tempers

  • Good general purpose alloy series for a broad range of structural and welded products

Commonly Used Alloys (AA)

6101(A&B) | 6201(A) | 6401 | 6501 | 6002  6003 6103 | 6005(A,B&C) | 6105 | 6205

6305 | 6006 | 6106 | 6206 | 6306 | 6008

6009 | 6010 6110(A) 6011 6111

6012(A) | 6013 | 6113 | 6014  6015

6016(A) | 6116 | 6018 | 6019 | 6020 | 6021  6022 | 6023 | 6025 | 6026 | 6027 | 6028 | 6031

6032 | 6033 | 6040 | 6041 | 6042 | 6043 | 6151

6351(A) | 6451 | 6951 | 6053 | 6055 | 6056

6156 6060 | 6160 | 6260 | 6360 | 6460(A)

6560 | 6660 | 6061(A) | 6261 | 6361 | 6162

6262(A) | 6063(A) 6463 | 6763 | 6963

6064(A) | 6065 | 6066 6068 | 6069 | 6070

6081 | 6181(A) | 6082(A) 6182 | 6091 | 6092

Common Forms

6xxx Series Alloys are commonly available in

  • Sheets and Plates

  • Drawn and extruded Tubes

  • Pipe

  • Structural profiles

  • Extruded Wire, Rod and Bar and Profiles

  • Rolled and cold finished Wires, Rods and Bars

  • Rivets

  • Forgings

(Not all alloys or tempers available in all shapes)

Uses

  • Vehicle components and structures

  • Pipelines

  • Marine applications

  • Agricultural parts

  • Aeronautical components

  • Chemical processing equipment

  • Architectural extrusions

  • Leisure and recreation products

Weldability

Grade 6xxx series alloys are all easily welded, with the exception of 6066

Machinability

Grade 6xxx Alloys are not generally suitable for machining, with few exceptions.

Commonly Used Alloys (UNS)

A96101(A&B) | A96201(A) | A96401 | A96501

A96002 A96003 A96103 | A96005(A,B&C)

A96105 | A96205 A96305 | A96006 | A9610

A96206 | A96306 | A96008 A96009 | A9601

A96110(A) A96011 A96111 A96012(A)

A96013 | A96113 | A96014 | A96015

A96016(A) | A96116 | A96018 | A96019

A96020 | A96021 A96022 | A96023 | A96025 A96026 | A96027 | A96028 | A96031 A96032

A96033 | A96040 | A96041 | A96042 | A9604

A96151 A96351(A) | A96451 | A96951

A96053 | A96055 | A96056 A96156

A96060 | A96160 | A96260 | A96360

A96460(A) A96560 | A96660 | A96061(A)

A96261 | A96361 | A96162 A96262(A)

A96063(A) | A96463 | A96763 | A96963

A96064(A) | A96065 | A96066 A96068

A96069 | A96070 A96081 | A96181(A)

A96082(A) | A96182 | A96091 | A96092

 

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