Aluminum Alloy Info

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Aluminum alloys have a range of mechanical properties which are suitable for various applications. The following information outlines the properties of alloys used by ALMAG Aluminum.

ALMAG’s Available Aluminum Extrusion Alloys

Aluminum Alloy 1050

Good corrosion resistance, weldability, poor machinability, high formability, high electrical and thermal conductivity, non-heat-treatable. Typical applications are architectural and appliance trim and low-pressure tubing for carrying chemicals and foodstuffs.

Aluminum Alloy 6360

Great balance of extrudability and mechanical properties. Provides a good surface finish, readily welded, good corrosion resistance and forms well. Ideal for complex shapes in applications other than structural.

Aluminum Alloy 6463

Produces a bright, mirror-like, high quality finish, good machinability and formability. Ideal for picture frames, appliance trim, showcase, shower stalls, display systems and light reflectors.

Aluminum Alloy 6063

A multi-purpose alloy. Good corrosion resistance, finishing response, weldability, machinability, formability. Applications include windows, doors, curtain walls, signs, furniture, medium-strength frames, decorative trim, heatsinks and boats.

Aluminum Alloy 6063 T65

Bridges the gap between 6063 and 6005A & 6061 with higher mechanical properties than 6063 T6.  Tighter tolerances possible over 6005A & 6061.  Good finishing response.

Aluminum Alloy 6005A

Excellent extrudability and strength, low impact resistance, good finishing response, weldability, formability, and machinability. A high-strength alloy. More extrudable than 6061 and 6351. Effective applications include antennas, towers and machined parts.

Aluminum Alloy 6061

Excellent strength, corrosion resistance and machinability, poor finishing response, good weldability and formability. A high-strength alloy used in trucks, trailers, towers, machined parts and marine applications.

Aluminum Alloy 6351

High strength structural alloy. Provides good fatigue and impact resistance. Used in pipelines, highway barriers, trailers and road vehicles.

**Aluminum Standards and Data 2009, published by The Aluminum Association.

**This data is intended for illustrative purposes only.

Other 1000 and 6000 series alloys not listed here may be available. Please contact your Sales Rep via extrusions@almag.com or 1.888.462.5624 for more details about alloys in the aluminum extrusion process.