Aluminum 6033 Alloy (UNS A96033)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Mechanical Properties
Applications

Introduction

Aluminum 6033 is a heat treatable wrought alloy type with good corrosion resistance and excellent anodizing response. It possesses higher strength than aluminum 6061 alloy and can be a replacement for both 6061 and 6262.

Aluminum 6033 has a high hardness, improved machining performance, decreased cycle times, and increased speeds and feeds. The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminum 6033 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminum 6033-T8 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 93.45-97.3
Silicon, Si 0.80-1.3
Magnesium, Mg 0.70-1.3
Zinc, Zn 0.50-1
Iron, Fe ≤ 0.50
Bismuth, Bi 0.30-1
Copper, Cu 0.40-1
Titanium, Ti ≤ 0.15
Chromium, Cr ≤ 0.10
Manganese, Mn ≤ 0.050
Remainder (each) ≤ 0.050
Remainder (total) ≤ 0.15

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of aluminum 6033-T8 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength (@diameter 12.7 mm/0.500 in) 400 MPa 58000 psi
Yield strength (@diameter 12.7 mm/0.500 in) 386 MPa 56000 psi
Elongation at break (@diameter 12.7 mm/0.500 in) 12% 12%
Elastic modulus 67 GPa 9720 ksi
Shear strength 262 MPa 38000 psi
Hardness, Brinell (@load 500 kg; thickness 10.0 mm/1100 lb;0.394 in) 115 115

Applications

AAluminum 6033 alloy is chiefly used in the following areas:

  • Medical – for oxygen regulators
  • Recreational – for fly reels
  • After-market automotive - small gas powered engines.

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