Aluminum 6063

Good mechanical properties and heat treatable and weldable, the most common alloy for aluminum extrusion. It allows for the formation of complex shapes with a very smooth surface suitable for anodizing, similar to the British aluminum alloy HE9

  1. General Details
    Process Lead Time Finish Options Tolerance Applications
    CNC Mill
    CNC Lathe
    3 days (rush)
    5-7 days (standard)
    Sanding, hand-polishing, bead-blasting.
    Anodization available in a variety of colors.
    ISO 2768 Light & economic, used from prototyping to production

    6063 is the most common alloy used for aluminium extrusion. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing and so is popular for visible architectural applications such as window frames, door frames, roofs, and sign frames

  2. Material Properties
  3. Material Finish

    aluminum parts using many different processes: Bending, Counter boring,Counter sinking,Drilling, Electrochemical Machining,Knurling, Laser Cutting,Milling,Photochemical Milling,Reaming,Threading & Tapping,Turret Punching,Turning (lathe),Waterjet Cutting and Wire EDM.

  4. Design Recommendations
    Min Wall Thickness Min End Mill Size Min Drill Size Max Part Size Undercuts Radii : Depth
    0.5 mm 0.8 mm
    (0.03 in)
    0.5 mm
    (0.02 in)
    1200 x 500 x 152 mm[(x,y,z] (mill)
    152 x 394 mm
    [d,h] (lathe)
    Square profile,
    full radius,
    dovetail profiles
    Depth must not exceed 12x drill bit diameter.
    For end mills, depth must not exceed 10x tool diameter.