6061 Aluminum Plate

6061 plate

Characteristics

6061 aluminum plate is used in many exposed applications due to its superior corrosion resistance and its tolerability of temperature variances. It is easy to machine and tamp to tight toleances and can be elded.  Coatings adhere to its surface, in addition to being long-lasting.   

Applications

6061 aluminum plate is used for larger parts that are exposed to outdoor or lightly corrosive environments. These include:

  • aircraft landing mats
  • large and small marine vessels
  • structural architectural parts
  • storage tanks
  • highway signs

Sizes of 6061 Plate

¼” – 12” X 48”, 60” X 144”

Typical Chemical Properties

Silicon, Max %

0.8

Iron, Max %

0.7

Copper, Max %

0.4

Manganese, Max %

0.15

Magnesium, Max %

1.2

Chromium, Max %

0.35

Zinc, Max %

0.25

Titanium, Max %

0.15

Typical Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength ksi

180

Yield 0.2% Offset ksi

110

Elongation

14

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