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Aluminium / Aluminum alloys have good corrosion resistance. The strength of these alloys can be reduced when they are exposed to high temperatures. However, their strength can be increased at subzero temperatures. Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy has good mechanical strength and high electrical conductivity.
The following datasheet will discuss in detail about Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy.
The following table shows the chemical composition of Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy.
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The physical properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy are given in the following table.
The mechanical properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy are tabulated below.
The thermal properties of Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy are given in the following table.
Other designations that are equivalent to Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy include:
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy has good machinability. Oil base lubricant is used to perform machining operations. Carbide or high speed tool steel tooling can be used for machining this alloy.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy can be formed using conventional methods.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy can be welded using all standard welding methods. Inert gas arc welding method is the most preferred method for welding this alloy. The strength of the subsequent parts will be reduced when welded in the heat treated condition.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy does not react to heat treatment. However, heat treatment can be done by annealing and aging.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy can be cold worked in the aged or annealed conditions.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy is annealed at 413°C (775°F) for 3 h followed by controlled cooling at 10 to 260°C (50 to 500°F) per hour, and cooling in air. Stress relief annealing process can also be performed after cold working at 344°C (650°F) followed by cooling in air.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy can be aged at different temperatures and times based on the finished temper. For example, T6 can be aged at 177°C (350°F) for 20 h, T61 can be aged at 227°C (440°F) for 6 h, and T63 can be aged at 194°C (380°F) for 19 h followed by cooling in air.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy can be hardened by cold working and aging.
Aluminium / Aluminum 6101 alloy is used in electrical bus bar conductor applications for enclosed bus electrical installations.