Aluminium 6061 is a precipitation-hardened aluminum alloy, containing magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties, exhibits good weldability, and is very commonly extruded (second in popularity only to 6063). It is also commonly used in forging applications. With a tensile strength of 180 Mpa, this is a high strength alloy and is very suitable for highly loaded structures such as scaffolds, rail coaches, machine and aerospace parts.
High strength • Good weldability • Corrosion resistant