6061 Alloy Data Sheet


Aluminium alloy 6061 is a high / medium strength commercial alloy. It offers a range of good mechanical properties and good corrosion resistance.


Aluminium alloy 6061 applications are wide ranging, including shop building and aerospace applications.

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

6061 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 Fair
Mechanical Properties
Temper T4, T6, T6511
0.2% Proof Stress Min N/mm2 110, 240, 241
Ultimate Tensile Strength Min N/mm2 180, 260, 262
Chemical Composition EN AW-6061
Si 0.40-0.8
Fe 0.7
Cu 0.15-0.40
Mn 0.15
Mg 0.8-1.2
Cr 0.04-0.35
Zn 0.25
Ti 0.15
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
BS L117 T6 Tube - not hydraulically tested DIN 3.3214
QQ-A-200/8 - Extruded profiles and Tubes Al Mg1 Si Cu (AlMg1SiCu)
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