Aluminum 6061 (UNS A96061) is an aluminum alloy comprised of mostly aluminum (Al), silicon (S), and magnesium (Mg). Trace amounts of other elements such as iron (Fe), chromium (Cr), Zinc (Z), titanium (Ti), and others make up the rest of this alloy.
Aluminum 6061 is a high-strength, yet lightweight aluminum alloy that is commonly used in the aerospace industry for various structural components. It’s considered to be one of the most versatile alloys, meaning parts forged in aluminum 6061 are used in many different industries. This aluminum alloy works well in high-temperature applications.
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Common Fabrication Processes
Aluminum 6061 is a forgeable alloy and has good machinability properties. Parts commonly forged in this alloy includes:
Industries that Commonly use Aluminum 6061 Forgings: