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6061 aluminum sheet is an al-si-mg alloy that has been strengthened by precipitation hardening. 6061 aluminum has a high strength-to-weight ratio, above-average corrosion resistance, good machinability, and is well suited for welding.

6061 aluminum sheet

  • Temper: T1、T4、T42、T451、T4510、T4511、T51、T6、T62、T651、T6510、T6511、T652、T89、T94、O.
  • Thickness: 0.1-500mm customized.
  • Applications: 6061 aluminum sheet is used in tooling panels, construction applications, transportation equipment, bridge railing components, and can be used in welded structural applications., etc.

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6061 Aluminum sheet is an al-si-mg alloy that has been strengthened by precipitation hardening. 6061 aluminum has a high strength-to-weight ratio, above-average corrosion resistance, good machinability, and is well suited for welding.

6061 T6 Aluminum Sheet(Al-Si-Mg)

6061 T6 Aluminum Sheet(Al-Si-Mg)

Aluminum Sheet 6061 is a thin, flat shaped sheet.

6061 Aluminum sheet is the most versatile heat treatable aluminum alloy. After heat treatment, its strength is comparable to low carbon steel.

It was originally developed in 1935 and continues to appear in a wide range of general-purpose applications today. It is often used in applications utilizing welding or brazing.

6061 Aluminum Sheet Surface Display

6061 Aluminum Sheet Surface Display

Alloy 6061 aluminum coil and sheet is the most widely used heat treatable aluminum alloy. Although lower in strength than most 2xxx and 7xxx alloys, 6061 aluminum offers a wide range of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance and can be fabricated by many common methods. In the “O” tempered or annealed condition, 6061 alloy has good formability. In the T4 condition, rather severe molding is possible; however, in the T6 temper, these properties can be obtained by artificial aging.

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

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Aluminum 6061 Specifications

UNS A96061, Aluminum 6061, 6061 Alloy, 6061 Aluminum Alloy, AA6061, al6061, Aluminum 6061-T6, AA6061-T6,
6061-T6511, 6061-0, 6061-T4, 6061-T6, 6061-T451, 6061-T651.

Features of 6061 Aluminum Sheet

In terms of corrosion resistance, the 6061 aluminum sheet is the highest in its class of heat-treated aluminum. This makes it suitable for heavy structures and marine environments. The product has a protective film that helps prevent corrosion. For further corrosion resistance, other coatings or anodization can be used.

Mechanical Properties Of 6061 Aluminum Sheet

Imperial Metric
Density 0.1 lb/in3 2.7 g/cc
Ultimate Tensile Strength 45,000psi 310 MPa
Yield Tensile Strength 40,000psi 276 MPa
Fatigue Strength 14,000psi 96.5 MPa
Shear Strength 30,000psi 207 MPa
Melting Point 1,080 – 1,205°F 582 – 652°C

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

The conductivity of alloy 6061 is 40% that of copper. It is often used in the electrical field in the form of electrical accessories and connectors.

6061 Alloy aluminum is highly weldable, for example using Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) or Metal Inert Gas (MIG).

Aluminum Sheet Welding Technology

Aluminum Sheet Welding Technology

Generally, the properties near the weld after welding are 6061-0, and the strength loss is about 80%. The material can be heat treated again to restore the -T4 or -T6 temper condition of the entire part.

After welding, the material can naturally age and regain some of its strength. Typical filler materials are 4043 or 5356. Good machinability in hard T4 and T6 tempered conditions. Machining in the annealed state is particularly difficult.

Applications of 6061 Aluminum Sheet

6061 Aluminum plate is commonly used in the manufacture of heavy duty structures where good corrosion resistance is required, truck and marine components, the manufacture of aircraft structures such as wings and fuselages, yacht construction, bicycle frames and components, and automotive parts such as wheel spacers.

6061 Aluminum Sheet For Car Parts

6061 Aluminum Sheet For Car Parts

6061 aluminum sheet is widely used in the following industries:

  • Walkways
  • Flooring
  • Ramps
  • Bridge flooring
  • Trench and drainage covers
  • Mezzanines
  • Platforms
  • Stair treads
  • Motorboats
  • Aircraft structures
  • Shipbuilding
  • Truck bodies
  • Pylons & towers
  • Rail coaches
  • Pipelines and Welded Assemblies
  • Agricultural Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Components
  • Furniture
  • Storage Tanks
  • Chemical Equipment
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Cylinder Components

6061-T651 aluminum plate

Our 6061 plate has a T651 temper, indicating that it has been solution heat treated followed by minimal stretching to reduce stress in the material. The material is then artificially aged to precipitate alloying elements out of the material, resulting in immediate maximum strength.

6061-T651 Aluminum Plate For Mechanical

6061-T651 Aluminum Plate For Mechanical

Aluminum sheet 6061 T6/T651 is versatile and typically used in aerospace, marine, electronic, decorative, mechanical and structural applications.

6061 Aluminum Sheet Gauge Thickness

6061 Aluminum Sheet Gauge Thickness

Gauge Thickness Weight Per Area
Thickness in inch(in) Thickness in millimeters(mm) (oz/ft²) (lb/ft²) (kg/ft²) (kg/m²)
000000 0.58 14.732 130.96 8.185 3.7127 39.962
00000 0.5165 13.119 116.624 7.289 3.3062 35.587
0000 0.46 11.684 103.872 6.492 2.9447 31.694
000 0.4096 10.404 92.48 5.78 2.6218 28.222
00 0.3648 9.266 82.368 5.148 2.3351 25.135
0 0.3249 8.252 73.36 4.585 2.0797 22.386
1 0.2893 7.348 65.328 4.083 1.8520 19.933
2 0.2576 6.543 58.16 3.635 1.6488 17.749
3 0.2294 5.827 51.792 3.237 1.4683 15.806
4 0.2043 5.189 46.128 2.883 1.3077 14.076
5 0.1819 4.62 41.072 2.567 1.1644 12.533
6 0.162 4.115 36.576 2.286 1.0369 11.162
7 0.1443 3.665 32.576 2.036 0.9235 9.942
8 0.1285 3.264 29.008 1.813 0.8224 8.854
9 0.1144 2.906 25.824 1.614 0.7321 7.882
10 0.1019 2.588 23.008 1.438 0.6523 7.021
11 0.0907 2.304 20.48 1.28 0.5806 6.249
12 0.0808 2.052 18.24 1.14 0.5171 5.567
13 0.072 1.829 16.256 1.016 0.4608 4.961
14 0.0641 1.628 14.48 0.905 0.4105 4.417
15 0.0571 1.45 12.896 0.806 0.3656 3.934
16 0.0508 1.29 11.472 0.717 0.3252 3.5
17 0.0453 1.151 10.224 0.639 0.2898 3.121
18 0.0403 1.024 9.104 0.569 0.2581 2.777
19 0.0359 0.912 8.112 0.507 0.2300 2.474
20 0.032 0.813 7.232 0.452 0.2050 2.205
21 0.0285 0.724 6.432 0.402 0.1823 1.964
22 0.0253 0.643 5.712 0.357 0.1619 1.743
23 0.0226 0.574 5.104 0.319 0.1447 1.557
24 0.0201 0.511 4.544 0.284 0.1288 1.385
25 0.0179 0.455 4.048 0.253 0.1148 1.233
26 0.0159 0.404 3.584 0.224 0.1016 1.096
27 0.0142 0.361 3.2 0.2 0.0907 0.978
28 0.0126 0.32 2.848 0.178 0.0807 0.868
29 0.0113 0.287 2.544 0.159 0.0721 0.779
30 0.01 0.254 2.256 0.141 0.0640 0.689
31 0.0089 0.226 2.016 0.126 0.0572 0.613
32 0.008 0.203 1.808 0.113 0.0513 0.551
33 0.0071 0.18 1.6 0.1 0.0454 0.489
34 0.0063 0.16 1.424 0.089 0.0404 0.434
35 0.0056 0.142 1.264 0.079 0.0358 0.386
36 0.005 0.127 1.136 0.071 0.0322 0.345
37 0.0045 0.114 1.024 0.064 0.0290 0.31
38 0.004 0.102 0.896 0.056 0.0254 0.276
39 0.0035 0.089 0.784 0.049 0.0222 0.241
40 0.0031 0.079 0.704 0.044 0.0200 0.214

6061 aluminum sheet thickness tolerance

Huawei Aluminum, one of the largest aluminum product manufacturers in China, we strictly control the product quality, the 6061 aluminum sheet we provide, 6061-t6 aluminum sheet thickness tolerance is strictly controlled within +/- 10%.

Tolerance Control Of 6061 Aluminum Plate

Tolerance Control Of 6061 Aluminum Plate

Compared 6061 alloy with 5052 alloy

The chemical composition and production process of 6061 and 5052 aluminum sheets are similar, but there are some differences.

5052 aluminum sheet and 6061 aluminum plate conform to modern production process standards, so many consumers are also very optimistic about its development trend.

Chemical Composition Comparison Of 5052 & 6061

Chemical Composition Comparison Of 5052 & 6061

ALLOY Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Al
5052 0.25 0.4 0.4 0.1 2.2~2.8 0.15~0.35 0.1 —- Remainder
6061 0.40~0.8 0.7 0.15~0.40 0.15 0.8~1.2 0.04~0.35 0.25 0.15 Remainder

Aluminum alloy 5052 belongs to the 5000 series aluminum plate. Its main element is magnesium. The magnesium content is between 3-5%, also known as aluminum-magnesium alloy. The main features are low density, high tensile strength and high elongation. The weight of aluminum-magnesium alloy in the same area is lower than that of other series. Therefore, it is often used in aviation, such as aircraft fuel tanks.

Aluminum For Tank

Aluminum For Tank

The main alloying elements in 6061 aluminum alloy are magnesium and silicon. Alloy 6061 has medium strength, good corrosion resistance, good weldability and good oxidation effect. 6061 has excellent processability, good corrosion resistance, high toughness, no deformation after processing, easy coloring and film formation, and excellent oxidation effect.

Mechanical Properties Comparison Of 5052 & 6061

Mechanical Properties Comparison Of 5052 & 6061

Temper Tensile strength N/m㎡ Elongation rate(%) Dimension Control Surface Hardness
5052 H32 230Mpa 12 Qualified Mill finish Above 60HB
5052 H34 260Mpa 10 Qualified Mill finish Above 68HB
6061 T651 290Mpa 10 Qualified Black / Bright Above 95HB

Many customers want to know the difference between 6061 t6 and aluminum 5052. 061 aluminum alloy can produce T5, T6, T651 and T6511 tempers. 5052 aluminum alloy is generally H112, H34, H32 and O state. Alloy 6061 is generally used in places with high strength, and alloy 5052 is generally used in places with low strength. The 5052 alloy pursues rust resistance, not strength. 5052 aluminum plate and 6061 aluminum plate are commonly used aluminum plates, but there are still very obvious differences.

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