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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 6060 - T5 Extrusions

6060 - T5 Extrusions

Aluminium alloy 6060 is a medium strength heat treatable alloy with a strength slightly lower than 6005A. It has very good corrosion resistance and very good weldability plus good cold formability especially in temper T4. It is commonly used alloy for very complex cross sections and has very good anodizing response.

Applications
Alloy 6060 is typically used for extrusions with complex cross sections and/or requiring anodising:
~ Architectural sections for windows, doors, curtain walls
~ Interior fittings, frame systems, lighting, ladders, railings, fences
~ Heat sink sections, electronic modules, electro motor housings
~ Flexible assembly systems, special machinery elements
~ Truck and trailer flooring, pneumatic installation, railway, inside applications
~ Irrigation, heating and cooling pipes
~ Furniture, office equipment.


Chemical Composition

Spec: BS EN 573-3:2009

Alloy 6060

Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.10
Iron (Fe) 0.10 - 0.30
Magnesium (Mg) 0.35 - 0.60
Silicon (Si) 0.30 - 0.60
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.15
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.05
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Properties

Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.70 g/cm³
Melting Point 655 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.4 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 69.5 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 209 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 54 % IACS
Electrical Resistivity 0.032 x10^-6 Ω .m

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Extrusions - Up to 150mm Dia., 15mm WT tube, 5mm WT profiles

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 120 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 160 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 60 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

Temper Types

The most common temper for 6060 aluminium is:

  • T5 - Cooled from an elevated temperature shaping process and artificially aged

Supplied Forms

Alloy 6060 is typically supplied as extrusions, specially those with complex shapes and/or requiring anodizing

  • Extrusions

Weldability

Weldability – Gas: Good

Weldability – Arc: Very Good

Weldability – Resistance: Good

Brazability: Very Good

Solderability: Good


Fabrication

Workability – Cold: Good

Machinability: Acceptable

Anodising: Very Good

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Last Datasheet Revision

11 January 2016

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