New 6061 T4 sheet!
Just in – 6061 T4 sheet! It’s affordable, malleable, and has the benefits of other aluminum sheet.
Benefits of T4 vs T6
Aluminum 6061 sheet with T4 temper is similar to a T6 temper. Both have the same alloy composition and many physical properties. But they develop different mechanical properties as a result of different processing.
General features of aluminum 6061 include excellent joining characteristics and good acceptance of applied coatings. It combines relatively high strength, good workability, low weight, excellent weldability/brazability, and high resistance to corrosion.
Use T4 if cost or malleability are your highest priorities, and you need a little less strength.
Check out this chart below comparing the various alloys and tempers of aluminum.
Would you like to know more?
If you have more questions in general about 6061 aluminum, check out our post comparing 6061 alloy to 7075 aluminum.
Does your future contain a welder and aluminum? If so, check out our post about the weldability of aluminum.