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6082 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

6082 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

6082 aluminium alloy has the highest strength of all the 6000 series alloys.

Structural Applications

Often referred to as a 'structural alloy', 6082 is used predominantly in highly stressed applications such as trusses, cranes and bridges. The alloy offers excellent corrosion resistance and has replaced 6061 in many applications. The extruded finish is not as smooth and therefore not as aesthetically pleasing as other alloys in the 6000 series.


6082 offers good machinability with excellent corrosion resistance. The alloy is used in structural applications and is preferred to 6061.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Highly stressed components
  • Roof trusses
  • Milk churns
  • Bridges
  • Cranes
  • Ore skips

We stock 6082 in flats, round bar, plate, sheet, 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 6082 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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