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. 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 (a). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 Soft O

BS EN 485-2:2008
Sheet
0.4mm to 6.00mm
Property Value
Proof Stress 85 Max MPa
Tensile Strength 150 Max MPa
Hardness Brinell 40 HB

*Properties above are for material in the Soft O condition


Table 2 (b). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T4

BS EN 755-2:2008
Extruded Rod,Bar,Tube & Profiles
Up to 200mm Dia.or A/F, Up to 25mm WT tube & Prof
Property Value
Proof Stress 110 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 205 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 12 Min %
Hardness Brinell 70 HB
Elongation A 14 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T4 condition


Table 2 (c). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Rod & Bar
Up to 20mm Dia. & A/F
Property Value
Proof Stress 250 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 295 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (d). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Rod & Bar
20mm to 150mm Dia. & A/F
Property Value
Proof Stress 260 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 310 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (e). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Bar
150mm to 200mm Dia. & A/F
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 280 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 6 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (f). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Bar
200mm to 250mm Dia. & A/F
Property Value
Proof Stress 200 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 270 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 6 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (g). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Tube
Up to 5mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 250 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 290 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (h). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Tube
5mm to 25mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 260 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 310 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (i). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Open & Hollow Profile
Up To 5mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 250 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 290 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 6 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 8 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (j). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6

BS EN 755-2:2008
Open & Hollow Profile
5mm to 25mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 260 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 310 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 95 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition


Table 2 (k). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6 / T651

BS EN 485-2:2008
Plate
6.00m to 12.5mm
Property Value
Proof Stress 255 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 300 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 9 Min %
Hardness Brinell 91 HB

*Properties above are for material in the T6 and T651 condition


Table 2 (l). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6 / T651

BS EN 485-2:2008
Plate
12.5mm to 100.00mm
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 295 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 89 HB

*Properties above are for material in the T6 and T651 condition


Table 2 (m). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6082 T6 / T651

BS EN 485-2:2008
Plate
100.00mm to 150.00mm
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 275 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 84 HB
Elongation A 6 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 and T651 condition


Table 2 (n). Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy T6 / T651 (rolled products)

BS EN 485-2:2008
Sheet
0.4mm to 6.00mm
Property Value
Proof Stress 260 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 310 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 94 HB

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition and, for rolled products, the T651 condition


Physical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6082

Table 3. 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 Ω.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. 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 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.

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Date Added: Apr 21, 2005 | Updated: Jun 1, 2015
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

  2. Maggie van Rooyen Maggie van Rooyen South Africa says:

    How do you hardened Aluminium 6082. Is it possible for more detail on this subject?

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