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6061 Commercial Aluminium Alloy6061 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium Alloy

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

The alloy is typically used in heavy duty structures. It is a medium to high strength heat-treatable material with very good corrosion resistance and medium fatigue strength. 6061 in the annealed condition offers excellent weldability and formability, and is readily disposed to furnace brazing.

Key Features:

6061 commercial aluminium alloy which is available in sheet, plate and extrusions, 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.

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.

Download 6061 Aluminium Alloy Datasheet

Typical Applications:

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

We offer 6061 aluminium alloy in sheet, plate and extrusions.


We provide processing services at our Head office and 14 service centres across the Group. With more than 30 band saws and a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line, we can process your material to your specific requirements. This includes guillotining and plate cutting where we can process your aluminium to specific sizes.

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