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6262 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

6262 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

Offering good corrosion resistance and overall strength, 6262 is a heat treatable aluminium alloy.

Ideal Replacement for 2011

Additions to the alloy include copper, lead, silicon, magnesium and bismuth. Excellent machinability is a significant feature of 6262 aluminium due to the inclusion of lead and bismuth in the alloying process. Increased corrosion resistance and mechanical strength are due to the combination of magnesium, copper and silicon. 6262 is an ideal replacement for 2011 aluminium alloy when higher corrosion resistance and improved anodising response is a consideration.


High-speed steel or carbide tooling is advised in the machining process to achieve a smooth finish. It is acceptable to perform light cutting operations dry although heavy cutting will require an oil lubricant. Subsequent anodising of machined parts is straightforward, due to the alloys excellent machinability and resulting surface finish.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Valves
  • Screw machine parts
  • Marine fittings
  • Marine hardware
  • Oil & gas fittings
  • Nuts, hinges and couplings

We stock 6262 in a variety of shapes.

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 6262 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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