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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 6262 - T6 Extrusions

6262 - T6 Extrusions

Aluminium alloy 6262 is a heat treatable alloy with very good corrosion resistance and strength. Additions of bismuth to the alloy mean that 6262 has excellent machinability and surface finish.
High-speed steel or carbide tooling can be used to obtain smooth finishes. Heavy cutting requires oil lubricant but light cutting can be done dry.
Alloy 6262 can be used in place of 2011 when higher corrosion resistance and better anodising response is required.

Applications
6262 is commonly used in the manufacture of:
Screw machine products
Camera parts
Nuts
Couplings
Marine fittings
Decorative hardware and appliance fittings
Hinge pins
Oil line fittings
Valves and valve parts

PLEASE NOTE: Due to European Environmental Protection Directives:
# 2000/53/CE-ELV – For the automotive sector
# 2002/95/CE-RoHS – For the electrical and electronics sector
This alloy has been replaced by Alloy 6026 which has a lower Lead content.


Chemical Composition

Spec: BS EN 573-3:2009

Alloy 6262

Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.15
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.70
Magnesium (Mg) 0.80 - 1.20
Silicon (Si) 0.40 - 0.80
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.25
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.15
Chromium (Cr) 0.04 - 0.14
Copper (Cu) 0.15 - 1.40
Bismuth (Bi) 0.40 - 0.70
Lead (Pb) 0.40 - 0.70
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Properties

Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.71 g/cm³
Melting Point 582 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.4 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 68.3 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 172 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.039 x10^-6 Ω .m

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Rod & Bar - Up to 200mm Dia. & A/F

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Tube - Up to 25mm Wall Thickness

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Profiles - Up to 25mm Wall Thickness

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6262 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

AA6262

Al 1.0Mg 0.6Si Pb

A96262

PLEASE NOTE: Due to European Environmental Protection Directives:
# 2000/53/CE-ELV – For the automotive sector
# 2002/95/CE-RoHS – For the electrical and electronics sector
This alloy has been replaced by Alloy 6026 which has a lower Lead content.


Temper Types

The most common tempers for 6262 aluminium are:

  • T9 - Solution heat treated, artificially aged and cold worked
  • T6 - Solution heat treated and artificially aged

Supplied Forms

Alloy 6262 is supplied as round bar for machining

  • Bar

Weldability

Alloy 6262 is readily weldable by all commercial methods and can also be brazed.

 

Weldability – Gas: Excellent

Weldability – Arc: Excellent

Weldability – Resistance: Excellent

Brazability: Excellent


Fabrication

Workability – Cold: Poor

Machinability: Excellent

 

 

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25 January 2017

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