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6061 aluminum material property data sheet


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Aluminum 6061
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The following specifications cover Aluminum 6061 AMS 4117 ASTM B209 ASTM B210 ASTM B211 ASTM B221 ASTM B234 ASTM B241 (Pipe- Seamless) ASTM B247 (Forging - Open Die) ASTM B307 ASTM B313 ASTM B316 ASTM B345 (Pipe- Seamless) ASTM B361 ASTM B404 ASTM B429 ASTM B483 ASTM B547 ASTM B548 (Plate) ASTM B632 (Plate) ASTM F467 (Nuts)

ASTM F468 (Nuts) DIN 3.3211 MIL A-12545 MIL A-22771 MIL F-17132A (Tread Plate) MIL F-18280 MIL F-39000 MIL F-3922 MIL G-18014 MIL G-18015 MIL P-25995 MIL T-7081 MIL W-23351 MIL W-85 QQ A-200/16 QQ A-200/8 (Extruded Shapes) QQ A-225/8 QQ A-250/11 QQ A-367 (Forging - Open Die) QQ A-430 QQ WW-T-700/6 SAE J454 UNS A96061

Property Results
No Related Metal names.

Chemistry Data : [top] Aluminum Chromium Copper Iron Magnesium Manganese Other Remainder Each Silicon Titanium Zinc

Balance 0.04 - 0.35 0.15 - 0.4 0 - 0.7 0.8 - 1.2 0.15 max 0.15 max 0.05 max 0.4 - 0.8 0.15 max 0.25 max

Principal Design Features

Probably the most commonly available, heat treatable aluminum alloy.


Commonly used in the manufacture of heavy-duty structures requiring good corrosion resistance, truck and marine components, railroad cars, furniture, tank fittings, general structural and high pressure applications, wire products, and in pipelines.


Machinability in the harder T 4 and T6 tempers is good. It is notably less easy to machine in the annealed temper.


Easily cold worked and formed in the annealed condition. Stamping, bending, spinning, deep drawing are all readily accomplished using standard methods.


The alloy has very good welding characteristics and may be welded by all of the common welding techniques. Gas tungsten arc welding is generally used for thin sections (less than 0.032") and gas metal arc welding is used for heavier sections. Use alloy 4043 filler wire for best results, although a decrease in T 6 properties will result.

Heat Treatment

Solution heat treat at 990 F for adequate time to allow for thorough heating and then water quench. Precipitation hardening is done at 320 F for 18 hours and air cool, followed by 350 F for 8 hours and air cooling.


The alloy is capable of being hot forged at temperatures in the range of 900 F to 750 F.

Hot Working

Hot working may be done in the temperature range of 700 F to 500 F.

Cold Working

Cold working in the O temper condition is readily performed. The alloy is notably less easy to cold form in the T 4 and T 6 tempers.


Annealing should be done at 775 F for 2 to 3 hours followed by controlled cooling at 50 f per hour down to 500 F, then air cool.


The aging precipitation heat treatment is done at 350 F for 8 hours followed by air cooling. This produces the T6 temper.


Not applicable.


See "Aging".

Other Physical Props

Electrical conductivity 40% of copper.

Other Mechanical Props

Shear strength for O temper is 12 ksi and for T 6 temper it is 30, ksi

Physical Data : [top] Density (lb / cu. in.) Specific Gravity Melting Point (Deg F) Modulus of Elasticity Tension Modulus of Elasticity Torsion 0.098 2.7 1090 10 3.8

Mechanical Data : [top] There is no Mechnical data available for this grade.


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