Aluminum Alloy Grades
Here at Texas Alloys, we offer four different aluminum alloys to include: 6061, 6063, 3003 and 5052.
Choosing which aluminum alloy grade to use for your application isn't that easy if you aren't familiar with the different properties. Let us help you find which grade is best for you - feel free to take a look at the chart below that explains what the main differences between the grades are.
If you are still unsure as to which aluminum alloy to go with, please contact us here. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help.
Characteristics of Aluminum Alloy Grades
- Elements include: magnesium and silicon
- One of the most popular aluminum alloys
- Good corrosion resistance and weldability
- Adequate sturdiness and surface finish
- Applied to applications in the following industries: aerospace, electrical, industrials, transportation, etc.
- Also contains magnesium and silicon
- Ability to be heat treated and is great for welding and anodizing
- Typically used in architectural applications, such as door and window frames, roofing, etc.
- High resistance to corrosion
- Smooth surface finish
- Composition includes: manganese and copper
- Adequate corrosion resistance and weldability
- Cannot be heat treated – cold techniques are preferred
- Used in applications such as: kitchenware, tanks, sheet metal work, ducting, etc.
- Contents include: magnesium and chromium
- Excellent resistance to corrosion
- Easily machinable and weldable
- Must be hardened through cold working techniques
- Used for appliances, fencing, tubing, etc.
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