Aluminum 6061

Corrosion resistant aluminum frequently used in sheet metal applications.


Annealed 6061 (6061-O temper) has maximum tensile strength no more than 150 MPa (22,000 psi), and maximum yield strength no more than 83 MPa (12,000 psi)or 110 MPa (16,000 psi). The material has elongation (stretch before ultimate failure) of 10–18%.

6061 is more easily worked and remains resistant to corrosion even when the surface is abraded, which is usually used with a thin Alclad coating for corrosion resistance.

yacht construction, including small utility boats.

automotive parts, such as the chassis of the Audi A8.

some tactical flashlights

aluminum cans for the packaging of food and beverages.

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