Aluminium Alloys - Aluminium 6082 Properties, Fabrication and Applications, Supplier Data by Aalco

Topics Covered

Background

Chemical Composition of Aluminium alloy 6082

Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Mechanical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Physical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Alloy Designations

Fabrication of Aluminium alloy 6082

Welding

Fabrication Response

Temper

Applications of Aluminium alloy 6082

Supplied Forms

Background

Aluminium alloy 6082 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys. Alloy 6082 is known as a structural alloy. In plate form, Aluminium alloy 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining. As a relatively new alloy, the higher strength of Aluminium alloy 6082 has seen it replace 6061 in many applications. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy.

In the T6 and T651 temper, Aluminium alloy 6082 machines well and produces tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are used.

Chemical Composition of Aluminium alloy 6082

Table 1. Typical chemical composition for aluminium alloy 6082

Element

% Present

Si

0.7-1.3

Fe

0.0-0.5

Cu

0.0-0.1

Mn

0.4-1.0

Mg

0.6-1.2

Zn

0.0-0.2

Ti

0.0-0.1

Cr

0.0-0.25

Al

Balance

Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Mechanical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Table 2. Typical mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082

Temper

O

T4

T6/T651

Proof Stress 0.2% (MPa)

60

170

310

Tensile Strength (MPa)

130

260

340

Shear Strength (MPa)

85

170

210

Elongation A5 (%)

27

19

11

Hardness Vickers (HV)

35

75

100

Physical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Table 3. Typical physical properties for aluminium alloy 6082

Property

Value

Density

2700 kg/m3

Melting Point

555°C

Modulus of Elasticity

70 GPa

Electrical Resistivity

0.038x10-6 ohm.m

Thermal Conductivity

180 W/m.K

Thermal Expansion

24x10-6 /K

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6082 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications:

  • AA6082
  • HE30
  • DIN 3.2315
  • EN AW-6082
  • ISO: Al Si1MgMn
  • A96082

Fabrication of Aluminium alloy 6082

Welding

Aluminium alloy 6082 has very good weldability but strength is lowered in the weld zone. When welded to itself, alloy 4043 wire is recommended. If welding Aluminium alloy 6082 to 7005, then the wire used should be alloy 5356.

Fabrication Response

Table 4. Typical fabrication response for aluminium alloy 6082

Process

Rating

Workability - Cold

Good

Machinability

Good

Weldability – Gas

Good

Weldability – Arc

Good

Weldability – Resistance

Good

Brazability

Good

Solderability

Good

Temper

The most common tempers for Aluminium alloy 6082 are:

  • O – annealed wrought alloy
  • T4 – Solution heat treated and naturally aged
  • T6 – Solution heat treated and artificially aged
  • T651 - Solution heat treated, stress relieved by stretching and then artificially aged

Applications of Aluminium alloy 6082

Aluminium alloy 6082 is typically used in:

  • High stress applications
  • Trusses
  • Bridges
  • Cranes
  • Transport applications
  • Ore skips
  • Beer barrels
  • Milk churns

Supplied Forms

Aluminium alloy 6082 is available from Aalco in the following forms with a T6 temper:

  • Square bar
  • Square box section
  • Rectangular box section
  • Channel
  • Tee section
  • Equal angle
  • Unequal angle
  • Flat bar
  • Tube
  • Sheet

Aalco also supply Aluminium alloy 6082-T651 as:

  • Plate
  • Shate
  • Sheet
  • Bar
  • Tube
  • Extrusions

Source: Aalco

For more information on this source please visit Aalco

DISCLAIMER

This Data is indicative only and must not be seen as a substitute for the full specification from which it is drawn. In particular, the mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. The information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. However, no liability will be accepted by the Company is respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

As the products detailed may be used for a wide variety of purposes and as the Company has no control over their use; the Company specifically excludes all conditions or warranties expressed or implied by statute or otherwise as to dimensions, properties and/or fitness for any particular purpose.

Any advice given by the Company to any third party is given for that party’s assistance only and without liability on the part of the Company. Any contract between the Company and a customer will be subject to the company’s Conditions of Sale. The extent of the Company’s liabilities to any customer is clearly set out in those Conditions; a copy of which is available on request.

Date Added: Apr 21, 2005 | Updated: Jul 16, 2013
Comments
  1. Beerappa K Beerappa K India says:

    Could any one tell me ,how many standards are there for material specifications and which are those ...............?

    thanks in advance .
    Beerappa

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