6061 aluminum plate is the most versatile and widely used of heat treat grades. It has excellent machinability, weldability and medium strength. (It is less strong when compared to aluminum 2024 and 7075). 6061 aluminum has great welding and brazing abilities due to its high corrosion resistance at all temperatures. Typical applications include pipe fittings and bridge components.
6061 Aluminum Plate is made of one of the most versatile of all of the aluminum alloys. 6061 Aluminum Plate is the alloy of choice for all-purpose applications. 6061 Aluminum Plate is an aluminum-silicon-magnesium alloy, strengthened by precipitation hardening. This alloy has medium strength, formability, weldability, machinability and corrosion resistance. 6061 Aluminum plate is used for tooling plate, architectural applications, transportation equipment, bridge railing components, and is useful in welded structural application. We stock 6061 Aluminum Plate in thickness .250'' through 16'' thick in stock available for immediate delivery.
Precision cutting (+/- .005'') available. call for a quote
Standard Cut Tolerance: -0'' to +1/8''
6061-T651 Aluminum Plate
Our 6061 plate has T651 temper, indicating it has been solution heat treated followed by a minimal stretching to reduce stresses in the material. The material was then artificially aged to allow the alloying elements to precipitate out of the material, to give immediate maximum strength.
6061-T651 Aluminum plate has a tensile strength range of 42-45 KSI, and conforms to AMS QQ-A-250/11, ASME SB209, and ASTM B209
Mill Thickness Tolerance ranges from -0 to +.014/0.130 depending on thickness. Call for specific tolerance if needed.