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Aluminum Guide | Part Three

Aluminum Guide Part 3

Aluminum Alloys 6063 and 6061 – An Aluminum Guide

Aluminum can be made into shapes, sheets, tubes, rods and more. It is perhaps the most diverse metal we offer and among the most abundant in the world.
In this video guide to Aluminum, we discuss the 6063 and 6061 Alloys and their properties. We will be able to see what makes them so popular among Aluminum metalworkers.

Aluminum 6063

Some key features of the the 6063 include its good mechanical properties, heat treatabilty and weldability. The 6063 Alloy is also  highly weldable using TIG welding making it both versatile and dependable. This makes 6063 primarily used in exterior architectural applications, including window and door frames and  roofs. 6063 is commonly anodized due to its smooth surface.

Aluminum 6061

Also known as aircraft aluminum, the 6061 Alloy is lightweight and frequently used for aircraft fittings. 6061 is certainly versatile and can be found all around the world in camera lenses, couplings, valves, bike frames and more. Aluminum 6061 Pipe is found in many homes as rails, shelving, and many more DIY home projects.


Architectural shapes are also available in Aluminum. These shapes include I-beams in Aluminum Association and American Standard profiles, T-bars, Channel in Aluminium Association and American Standard, plus Architectural profiles, as well as Angle.

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