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6000 Series Alumnium Alloys6000 Series Aluminium Alloys

Aluminium alloyed with manganese and silicon

Our 6000 series range of aluminium alloys is available to you in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and material grades.

6000 series aluminium contains added manganese and silicon. This combination of elements allows the alloy to be solution heat treated which improves the alloys strength. Used extensively in welding fabrication, the alloys are supplied in bars, sheets and extrusions. This range of aluminium alloy is incorporated in a variety of structural components.

Characteristics

6000 series commercial aluminium alloys contain both silicon and magnesium which forms magnesium silicide – this formation makes the aluminium alloy heat-treatable. This range of aluminium alloys 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 with medium strength, due to the inclusion of magnesium and silicon.

Availability

Our range of 6000 series commercial aluminium alloys include 6026, 6061, 6063 and 6082 (6061 is one of the most popular on the market). We offer these alloys in a variety of shapes and sizes and can process your material in-house. Our dedicated processing services include rod blanking, guillotining, plate sawing and tube cutting. Processing operations are available throughout the Group, at both our Head Office in Biggleswade and local service centre level. We also offer our customers outstanding levels of product traceability – all Smiths stocked products carry a unique barcode, an outstanding feature which is uncommon in the stockholding sector.

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To find out more about Smiths Metal Centres extensive range of commercial alloy aluminium alloy products, click on one of our products on the side menu of this web page.

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To find out more about Smiths Metal Centres extensive range of commercial alloy aluminium alloy products, click on one of our products on the side menu of this web page.

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