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6063 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

6063 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

6063 aluminium alloy is often referred to as an architectural alloy and finds use in the production of intricate extrusions.


With an aesthetically pleasing finish and high corrosion resistance, the alloy is readily suited to welding and can be easily anodised. Commonly supplied in the T6 temper, the alloy offers good formability in the T4 delivery condition.

Medium Strength

6063 commercial aluminium alloy offers medium strength and high corrosion resistance. With an aesthetically pleasing finish, the material is used in the fabrication of intricate extrusions used as finishing products. 6061 or 6082 should be considered if greater strength is required.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Extrusions
  • Balustrading
  • Window frames
  • Doors
  • Architectural

We stock 6063 in flats, round bar, plate, round tube, rectangular tube, square tube, hollow bar, square bar, hexagon bar, channels and tee sections.

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 6063 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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