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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 6026 - T9 Rod and Bar

6026 - T9 Rod and Bar

Aluminium alloy 6026 is a recent developed alloy meeting the following European Environmental Protection Directives:
# 2000/53/CE-ELV – For the automotive sector
# 2002/95/CE-RoHS – For the electrical and electronics sector

Alloy 6026 does not contain Tin (Sn) which can cause weakness and cracking of machined parts when subjected to stress and high temperature.
Alloy 6026 has excellent corrosion resistance and is suitable for anodising to provide both decorative and hard anodised finishes.

Alloy 6026 is a good alternative to alloys 6061 and 6082. Extruded Bars in alloy 6026 have the same minimum tensile strength as alloys 2011 & 2030.

Applications
6026 can be used in place of alloys 6082 or 6081, especially where the finished parts require extensive machining
~ Machined Parts – Especially on high speed automatic lathes
~ Decorative Anodising
~ Hard Anodising
~ Hot Forging
~ Automotive Components such as Brake Systems
~ Electrical & Electronic Parts


Chemical Composition

Spec:

Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.20 - 1.00
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.70
Magnesium (Mg) 0.60 - 1.20
Silicon (Si) 0.60 - 1.40
Copper (Cu) 0.20 - 0.50
Lead (Pb) 0.0 - 0.40
Bismuth (Bi) 0.50 - 1.50
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.30
Tin (Sn) 0.0 - 0.05
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.30
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.20
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Properties

Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.72 g/cm³
Thermal Expansion 23.4 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 69 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 172 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.039 x10^-6 Ω .m

Spec: 6026 T9

Extruded and Drawn Bar -

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 330 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 360 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 4 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 Min HB

Temper Types

The most common temper for 6026 aluminium is:

  • T9 - Solution heat treated, artificially aged and cold worked

Supplied Forms

Alloy 6026 is typically supplied as extruded and/or drawn bar

  • Bar

Machinability

6026 can be used in place of alloys 6082 or 6081, especially where the finished parts require extensive machining on high speed automtatic lathes and machining centres


Weldability

Weldability of alloy 6026 is good 

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22 January 2016

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