The 6 series aluminum sheet metal grades include 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063, 6082, 6201, 6262, 6463, 6A02, which are aluminum alloys with magnesium and silicon as the main alloying elements and Mg2Si phase as the strengthening phase. They are heat-treatable aluminum alloys. The 6xxx aluminium sheet has the advantages of medium strength, high corrosion resistance, no stress corrosion cracking tendency, good welding performance, unchanged corrosion performance of the welding zone, good formability and process performance. When the alloy contains copper, the strength of the alloy can be close to that of the 2-series aluminum alloy, and the process performance is better than that of the 2-series aluminum alloy, but the corrosion resistance becomes worse, and the alloy has good forging properties. The most widely used 6-series alloys are 6061 and 6063 aluminium sheet grades. They have the best comprehensive properties. The main products are extruded profiles, which are the best extruded alloys. The alloys are widely used as building profiles.
6 series aluminium sheet grades and corresponding applications
6005 extruded profiles and pipes, used for structural parts that require strength greater than 6063 alloy, such as ladders, TV antennas, etc.
6009 car body panel
6010 sheet: car body
6061 aluminium plate requires a variety of industrial structures with certain strength, weldability and high corrosion resistance, such as pipes, rods, shapes, etc. for the manufacture of trucks, tower buildings, ships, trams, furniture, machinery parts, precision processing, etc. Sheet
6063 industrial profiles, construction profiles, irrigation pipes and extrusion materials for vehicles, benches, furniture, fences, etc.
6066 forgings and welding structure extrusion materials
6070 heavy-duty welded structure and extrusion materials and pipes for the automotive industry
6101 High-strength bars, electrical conductors and radiator materials for buses
6151 is used for die forging crankshaft parts, machine parts and production of rolled rings. It is used for applications that require good forgeability, high strength, and good corrosion resistance.
6201 high-strength conductive rod and wire
6205 thick plates, pedals and high impact resistant extrusions
6262 requires threaded high-stress parts with corrosion resistance better than 2011 and 2017 alloys
6351 Extruded structural parts of vehicles, pipelines for water, oil, etc.
6463 Building and various appliance profiles, as well as automotive decorative parts with bright surfaces after anodizing treatment
6A02 aircraft engine parts, complex forgings and die forgings