6061 is the most versatile heat-treatable aluminum alloy. It has excellent corrosion resistance, strength, and formability. Often used in a wide variety of mechanical applications such as fasteners, fittings, marine, aircraft, and aerospace uses.
Aluminum 6061 Fact Sheet
|Composition||[Mg 0.8-1.2%, Si 0.4-0.8%, Fe 0.7%, Cu 0.15-0.4%, Cr 0.04-0.35%, Mn 0.15%]|
|Specifications||ASTM B211, AMS QQ-A-225/8|
|Tensile Strength||20 Kpsi*|
|Max. Operating Temperature||400° F (loses tensile strength)|
* Tensile strength and elongation are for annealed 0.012″ wire diameter. Please note that material performance data is provided a reference guide only… There are many factors involved in wire cloth performance, so please consult with an experienced engineer before choosing the metal best suited for your unique needs!