Capalex Aluminium Extrusions


Aluminium alloy 6005 is a medium strength commercial alloy, it has a higher strength than alloys 6063 and 6060, but is harder to extrude. 6005 has good weldability and corrosion resistance. Although suitable for anodizing it will not provide a good finish as with 6060 & 6063.



Aluminium alloy 6005 is often used in transport, structural engineering eg. Railways and precision engineering. furniture and ladder tubes and sections.

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

6005A 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 Fair T6
220 260


Chemical Composition EN AW-6005A
Si 0.6-0.9
Fe 0.35
Cu 0.10
Mn 0.10
Mg 0.4-0.6
Cr 0.10
Zn 0.10
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
UNS A96005 AlSiMg(A)