Aluminium Alloys - Aluminium 6262 Properties, Fabrication and Applications, Supplier Data by Aalco

Topics Covered

Background
    Chemical Composition of Aluminium alloy 6262
Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262
    Mechanical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262
    Physical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262
Alloy Designations
Fabrication of Aluminium alloy 6262
    Welding
    Fabrication Response
Temper
Applications of Aluminium alloy 6262

Background

Aluminium alloy 6262 is a heat treatable alloy with very good corrosion resistance and strength. Additions of bismuth to the alloy mean that Aluminium alloy 6262 has excellent machinability and surface finish.

High-speed steel or carbide tooling can be used to obtain smooth finishes. Heavy cutting requires oil lubricant but light cutting can be done dry.

Aluminium alloy 6262 can be used in place of 2011 when higher corrosion resistance and better anodising response is required.

Chemical Composition of Aluminium alloy 6262

Table 1. Chemical composition for aluminium alloy 6262

Element % Present
Si 0.4-0.8
Fe 0.0-0.7
Cu 0.4-1.4
Cr 0.0-0.20
Mn 0.0-0.15
Mg 0.8-1.2
Zn 0.0-0.25
Ti 0.0-0.15
Pb 0.4-0.7
Bi 0.4-0.7
Al Balance

Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262

Mechanical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262

Table 2. Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 6262

BS EN 755-2:2008
Rod & Bar
Up to 200mm Dia. & A/F
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition

BS EN 755-2:2008
Tube
Up to 25mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition

BS EN 755-2:2008
Profiles
Up to 25mm Wall Thickness
Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 260 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation A 10 Min %

*Properties above are for material in the T6 condition

Physical Properties of Aluminium alloy 6262

Table 3. Physical properties for aluminium alloy 6262

Property Value
Density 2.71 g/cm3
Melting Point 582°C
Modulus of Elasticity 68.3 GPa
Electrical Resistivity 0.039x10-6 Ω.m
Thermal Conductivity 172 W/m.K
Thermal Expansion 23.4x10-6 /K

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6262 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications:

  • AA6262
  • Al 1.0Mg 0.6Si Pb
  • A96262

Fabrication of Aluminium alloy 6262

Welding

Aluminium alloy 6262 is readily weldable by all commercial methods and can also be brazed.

Fabrication Response

Table 4. Fabrication response for aluminium alloy 6262

Process Rating
Workability – Cold Poor
Machinability Excellent
Weldability – Gas Excellent
Weldability – Arc Excellent
Weldability – Resistance Excellent
Brazability Excellent
Solderability -

Temper

The most common tempers for Aluminium alloy 6262 are:

  • T6 – Solution heat treated and artificially aged
  • T9 - Solution heat-treated, artificially aged, and cold-worked.

Applications of Aluminium alloy 6262

Aluminium alloy 6262 is commonly used in the manufacture of:

  • Screw machine products
  • Camera parts
  • Nuts
  • Couplings
  • Marine fittings
  • Decorative hardware and appliance fittings
  • Hinge pins
  • Oil line fittings
  • Valves and valve parts

Source: Aalco

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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: May 27, 2015
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