6060 Alloy Data Sheet

Introduction

Aluminium alloy 6060 is a general commercial alloy, and is the most commonly used. It is very suitable for anodizing, so provides extra protection if needed, and a decorative finish, especially useful for applications such as lighting and architectural sections.

Applications

Aluminium alloy 6060 is commonly used for architectural sections for windows, doors, curtain walls, interior fittings, lighting, furniture and office equipment, structural applications where surface finish is important.

Aerospace materials are covered by the ā€˜Lā€™ series of British standards.

6060 Aluminium Alloy Data Sheet

Properties given are typical and should only be used for comparisons of alloys. Actual values will depend on section specification.

Forming Good
Machining Good
Welding Good
Brazing/Soldering Good
Protective Anodising Good
Aesthetic Anodising Good
Mechanical Properties
Temper T4
T5
T6
Restrict Min N/mm 60
100
150
Stress Min N/mm 120
145
190
Chemical Composition EN AW-6060
Si 0.30-0.6
Fe 0.10-0.30
Cu 0.10
Mn 0.10
Mg 0.35-0.6
Cr 0.05
Zn 0.15
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
AMS 4156 ASTM B221
QQ-A-200/9 UNS A9606
UNS A96063 DIN AlMgSi0.5 (Germany)
DIN 3.3206 (Germany) BS H9 or HE9
DTD 372B
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