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6061 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

6061 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

6061 aluminium is an American alloy and the most versatile of the heat-treatable alloys.

Typical Use

Widespread use of the alloy includes the production of heavy-duty structures. It is a medium to high strength heat-treatable material with improved corrosion resistance and medium fatigue strength. 6061 aluminium, in the annealed condition, offers excellent weldability and formability, and is readily disposed to furnace brazing.


6061 commercial aluminium alloy offers medium to high strength. It is a heat treatable alloy with medium fatigue strength and very good corrosion resistance. It is typically used in heavy duty applications.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Motorboats
  • Aircraft structures
  • Shipbuilding
  • Truck bodies
  • Pylons & towers
  • Rail coaches

We stock 6061 in flats, round bar, plate, sheet, strip, round tube, rectangular tube, square tube, hollow bar, square bar, hexagon bar and channels.

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 6061 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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