The 6061-T6 aluminum properties include its structural strength and toughness. It is also offers good finishing characteristics and responds well to anodizing, including clear, clear and color dye,and hardcoat. 6061 aluminum alloy is also easily welded and joined. However, in its –T6 condition the welds may lose some strength, which can be restored by re-heat-treating and artificially aging.
Applications for 6061-T6 Aluminum
Aluminum in its purest form is too soft and reactive to be of structural use. However, its alloys, such as 6061-T6 alloy, make it structurally stronger and more useful in the manufacturing of durable products.
6061-T6 aluminum properties make it a material of choice for builders of boats and watercraft because it’s strong and lightweight. It is ideal for sailboat masts and for hulls of larger yachts that cannot be made from fiberglass. Small, flat-bottom canoes are almost entirely fabricated from 6061-T6, although the bare aluminum is often coated with protective epoxy to improve its resistance to corrosion.
Other common applications of 6061-T6 aluminum include bicycle frames, applications where heat transfer is required, such as heat exchangers, air coolers and heat-sinks, and applications where 6061-T6’s non-corrosive characteristics are important, such as water, air and hydraulic piping and tubing.
Aluminum 6061-T6 alloy conducts and dissipates heat well. Since it can be extruded, it can be formed into almost any imaginable shape.
Aluminum formwork requires a high degree of precision and strength for the profile. In order to ensure the safety of the construction and the durability of the formwork, Antai selects high-quality 6061-T6 high-strength alloy profiles. Antai has a complete industrial chain of aluminum casting-aluminum profile-aluminum formwork production. It controls the material quality from the source, ensures the excellent mechanical properties of the material, and lays a solid foundation for providing customers with quality products.