Capalex Aluminium Extrusions

Introduction

Aluminium alloy 6060 is a general commercial alloy, and is the most commonly used. It is very suitable for anodizing, so provides extra protection if needed, and a decorative finish, especially useful for applications such as lighting and architectural sections.

 

Applications

Aluminium alloy 6060 is commonly used for architectural sections for windows, doors, curtain walls, interior fittings, lighting, furniture and office equipment, structural applications where surface finish is important.

Aerospace materials are covered by the ‘L’ series of British standards.

 

6060 Aluminium Alloy Data Sheet

Properties given are typical and should only be used for comparisons of alloys. Actual values will depend on section specification.

            Mechanical Properties
Forming Machining Welding Brazing/Soldering Protective Anodising Aesthetic Anodising Temper Restrict Min N/mm Stress Min N/mm
Good Good Good Good Good Good T4
T5
T6
60
100
150
120
145
190

 

Chemical Composition EN AW-6060
Si 0.30-0.6
Fe 0.10-0.30
Cu 0.10
Mn 0.10
Mg 0.35-0.6
Cr 0.05
Zn 0.15
Ti 0.10
Others (each) 0.05
Others (total) 0.15
Aluminium Remainder

(The chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys is supplied in percentage by mass. Limits are expressed as a maximum unless shown as a range or a minimum)

 

Similar and obsolete specifications
AMS 4156 ASTM B221
QQ-A-200/9 UNS A96060
UNS A96063 DIN AlMgSi0.5 (Germany)
DIN 3.3206 (Germany) BS H9 or HE9
DTD 372B