6061 Aluminum Sheet

6061 sheet

Characteristics

6061 aluminum sheet is a popular material due to its strength, low weight, formability and resistance to moisture, heat and corrosion. 6061 aluminum sheet has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 42,000 psi and yield strength of at least 35,000 psi making it ideal for a wide range of applications. 6061 aluminum is the most widely used aluminum grade.

Applications

6061 aluminum sheet is used for:

  • automotive parts
  • heat exchange parts
  • gussets
  • machined components
  • pressure vessels
  • structural framing

Sizes of 6061 Sheet

  • 032 – 190  48”/60” X144”
  • Standard lengths are 8', 10' and 12' (other sizes can be cut from coil)

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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