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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy - 6063 - T6 Extrusions

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6063 - T6 Extrusions

Spec: BS EN 573-3: 2009

Alloy 6063

Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.10
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.35
Magnesium (Mg) 0.45 - 0.90
Silicon (Si) 0.20 - 0.60
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.10
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.10
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance
Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.70 g/cm³
Melting Point 655 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.5 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 69.5 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 201 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.033 x10^-6 Ω .m
Electrical Resistivity 52 % IACS

Spec: To BS EN 755-2: 2008

Rod & Bar - Up To 150mm Dia. & A/F

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 170 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 215 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %

Spec: To BS EN 755-2: 2008

Rod & Bar - 150mm to 200mm Dia. & A/F

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 160 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 195 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

Spec: BS EN 755-2

Tube - Up To 25mm Wall Thickness

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 170 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 215 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Profiles - Up to 10mm Wall Thickness

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 170 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 215 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

Spec: BS EN 755-2:2008

Profiles - 10mm to 25mm Wall Thickness

Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 160 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 195 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

Aluminium Alloy 6063
Aluminium alloy 6063 is a medium strength alloy commonly referred to as an architectural alloy. It is normally used in intricate extrusions.
It has a good surface finish, high corrosion resistance, is readily suited to welding and can be easily anodised. Most commonly available as T6 temper, in the T4 condition it has good formability.

Applications
6063 is typically used in:
Architectural applications
Extrusions
Window frames
Doors
Shop fittings
Irrigation tubing
In balustrading the rails and posts are normally in the T6 temper and formed elbows and bends are T4. T4 temper 6063 aluminium is also finding applications in hydroformed tube for chassis.

Aluminium Alloy 6063A
Aluminium alloy 6063A is a variation of 6063 with greater strength but retains the same good surface finish qualities and affinity for anodising.

Applications
6063A is used in the same applications as 6063. It is also used in:
Road transport
Rail transport
Extreme sports equipment

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6063/6063A corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

AA6063

Al Mg0.7Si

GS10

AlMgSi0.5

A-GS

3.32206

ASTM B210

ASTM B221

ASTM B241 (Pipe- Seamless)

ASTM B345 (Pipe- Seamless)

ASTM B361

ASTM B429

ASTM B483

ASTM B491

MIL G-18014

MIL G-18015

MIL P-25995

MIL W-85

QQ A-200/9

SAE J454

UNS A96063

HE19

Temper Types

The most common tempers for 6063 aluminium are:

  • O - Soft
  • T6 - Solution heat treated and artificially aged

Supplied Forms

Alloy 6063 is supplied as standard extrusions including tee, channel, angle and flat bar as well as box section and tube

  • Extrusions
  • Tube
  • Bar
  • Rod

Weldability

Alloy 6063 is suitable for all conventional welding methods.

Welding wire generally should be alloy 5183 or alloy 4043.

When maximum electrical conductivity is required use alloy 4043.

For strength and conductivity use alloy 5346 and increase the size of the weld to compensate for the lower conductivity.

 

Weldability – Gas: Good

Weldability – Arc: Very Good

Weldability – Resistance: Good

Brazability: Very Good

Solderability: Good

Fabrication

Workability - Cold: Average (Acceptable)

Machinability: Good

 

 


Last Datasheet Revision

11 January 2016

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