Aluminium / Aluminum 6060 Alloy (UNS A96060)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Other Designations

Introduction

Aluminum alloys are known for their strong corrosion resistance. They are sensitive to high temperatures ranging between 200 and 250°C (392 and 482°F), and can lose some amount of their strength. However, the strength of the aluminum alloys can be enhanced at subzero temperatures, thus making them perfect low-temperature alloys.

The aluminum 6060 alloy is a wrought alloy type. The following datasheet will provide more details about the aluminum 6060 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of the aluminum 6060 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 97.8
Magnesium, Mg 0.35-0.60
Silicon, Si 0.30-0.60
Iron, Fe 0.10-0.30
Zinc, Zn 0.15
Titanium, Ti 0.10
Copper, Cu 0.10
Chromium, Cr 0.050
Manganese, Mn 0.10
Other, total 0.15
Other, each 0.050

Physical Properties

The physical properties of the aluminum 6060 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.70 g/cc 0.0975 lb/in³

Other Designations

Equivalent material to the aluminum 6060 alloy is ASTM B221.

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