Solution Heat-Treated

Containing manganese and silicon, 6000 series aluminium's structure allows the alloy to be solution heat-treated which improves the strength of the material. The alloy is used in welding fabrication and to produce structural components. Click on an image below to view our grades.

6000 Series Aluminium Range.

Good Formability

6000 series commercial aluminium alloys contain both silicon and magnesium which forms magnesium silicide – this formation makes the aluminium alloy heat-treatable.

6000 series does not promote the strength characteristics of either 2000 or 7000 series alloys; however, the range is one of the most versatile heat-treatable aluminium’s and offers good corrosion resistance and formability.

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Why Choose Smiths?

We stock products in both metric and imperial measurements which are closer in incremental steps. This means that we have products in stock which will be closer to your size requirements which may negate the need to machine the material down.

We are a centrally operated business, which offers cost benefits that can be passed onto our customers. Although our business functions with 13 individual service centres, our entire operation is managed via our central hub at Biggleswade.

With our unique barcoding system combined with the power of industry-leading bespoke systems, all our products are totally traceable while under our care.