Aluminum 8006 Alloy (UNS A98006)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties
Fabrication

Introduction

Pure aluminium / aluminum is quite soft, therefore to make it strong, the metal is from time to time alloyed or cold worked. It is reported that most of the aluminium / aluminum that enters the global market has been alloyed with at least one other element.

Aluminium / aluminum 8000 series are alloyed with a variety of elements. Aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy is a wrought alloy. It possesses good corrosion resistance and high strength.

The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 95.9 - 98.5
Iron, Fe 1.2 - 2
Silicon, Si ≤ 0.40
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.30
Manganese, Mn 0.30 - 1
Magnesium, Mg ≤ 0.10
Zinc, Zn ≤ 0.10
Remainder (each) ≤ 0.050
Remainder (total) ≤ 0.15

Physical Properties

The physical properties of aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.74 g/cm³ 0.098 lb/in³

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Elastic modulus 70 MPa 10152 psi

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal conductivity 190-210 W/mK 1317- 1456 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

Fabrication

Aluminium / aluminum 8006 alloy can be welded and formed easily. Adhesive bonding is also possible. Welding can be performed using the techniques such as TIG, ultrasonic, and laser.

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