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6005A Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

6005A Commercial Aluminium Alloy

6005A is a highly versatile aluminium alloy which provides excellent corrosion resistance with medium strength.

Improved extrusion capabilities

The product is heat-treatable and offers excellent weldability. The properties of the material sit between 6061 and 6082 aluminium and can often be used interchangeably with these materials, but 6005A has better extrusion characteristics than both. The product also has an improved mill surface finish. The production of thin-walled or complex extrusions is difficult, although 6005A is still more extrudable when compared to 6082. 6005A is more suitable for the production of standard and custom shape extrusions that are solid or hollow in design. We generally supply 6005A aluminium alloy in extruded or tubular form.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Platforms, ladders, structures
  • Marine applications
  • Truck, trailer, automotive, bus, amp; rail components
  • Industrial pylons, pipelines & platforms
  • Tubing in furniture products

We stock 6005A in round bar, rectangular tube, square tube, hollow bar and hexagon bar.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for 6005A is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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