6061 is heat treatable, provides very good corrosion resistance, and is almost as strong as mild steel. Because of this, it is a popular general purpose alloy. This material has a T6 temper. Which means it has been solution heat-treated and artificially aged to a stable condition. Because of this, it has higher strength and hardness than base 6061.
It has a high strength to weight ratio, making 6061-T6 an excellent alternative to Steel or Stainless Steel. 6061 is the most frequently used structural alloy and the most versatile of the heat-treatable aluminum alloys. Also, it has excellent machinability.
Our 6061 Tread Plate comes with a mill finish and takes finish well.
Because of its durability and light weight, this material is often used in vehicles. Truck ramps and step rails frequently use 6061-T6.
If you want more technical information about 6061, check out our 6061 Product Guide!