Aluminum 6053 Alloy (UNS A96053)

Topics Covered

Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties


Aluminum 6053 alloy is a wrought alloy type with good corrosion resistance. The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminum 6053 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminum 6053 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 97.5 - 98.8
Magnesium, Mg 1.1 - 1.4
Iron, Fe ≤ 0.35
Chromium, Cr 0.15 - 0.35
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.10
Zinc, Zn ≤ 0.10
Remainder (each) ≤ 0.050
Remainder (total) ≤ 0.15

Physical Properties

The physical properties of aluminum 6053 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.69 g/cm³ 0.0972 lb/in³
Melting point 577-652°C 1070-1205 °F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of aluminum 6053-O alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 110 MPa 16000 psi
Yield strength 55 MPa 7980 psi
Elongation at break (@thickness 1.60 mm/ 0.0630 in) 35% 35%
Elastic modulus 69.0 GPa 10000 ksi
Shear modulus 26 GPa 3770 ksi
Poisson’s ratio 0.33 0.33
Hardness, Brinell 26 26

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of aluminum 6053 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@20-100°C/68-212°F) 23 µm/m°C 12.8 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity 171 W/mK 1190 BTU in/hr.ft².°F


Aluminum 6053 alloy is chiefly used in the manufacture of rod and wire for rivets. It is also used in several cold heading applications, where it is used in the form of T-temper wire.

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