Aluminum 6061

Do you need custom fasteners created with 6061 Aluminum? Since our inception, Vegas Fastener Group has met every challenge of providing quality, timely, cost-effective solutions for specialty fastener applications. Every product is built to your specifications, using your prints if necessary.

Below are the aluminum material properties and technical specifications of the 6061 Aluminum Bar Stock we have available to meet your needs.

Aluminum 6061-O

Subcategory: 6000 Series Aluminum Alloy; Aluminum Alloy; Metal; Nonferrous Metal

Close Analogs: None

Composition Notes:
Aluminum content reported is calculated as remainder.
Composition information provided by the Aluminum Association and is not for design.

Key Words: al6061, UNS A96061; ISO AlMg1SiCu; Aluminium 6061-O, AD-33 (Russia); AA6061-O

Component Wt. %
Al 95.8 – 98.6
Cr 0.04 – 0.35
Cu 0.15 – 0.4
Fe Max 0.7
Mg 0.8 – 1.2
Mn Max 0.15
Other, each Max 0.05
Other, total Max 0.15
Si 0.4 – 0.8
Ti Max 0.15
Zn Max 0.25

Material Notes:

Aluminum composition calculated as remainder. Information provided by Alcoa and the references. General 6061 characteristics and uses: Excellent joining characteristics, good acceptance of applied coatings. Combines relatively high strength, good workability, and high resistance to corrosion; widely available. The T8 and T9 tempers offer better chipping characteristics over the T6 temper.

Uses: Aircraft fittings, camera lens mounts, couplings, marines fittings and hardware, electrical fittings and connectors, decorative or misc. hardware, hinge pins, magneto parts, brake pistons, hydraulic pistons, appliance fittings, valves and valve parts.

Data points with the AA note have been provided by the Aluminum Association, Inc. and are NOT FOR DESIGN.

Physical Properties Metric English Comments
Density 2.7 g/cc 0.0975 lb/in³ AA; Typical
Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Brinell 30 30 AA; Typical; 500 g load; 10 mm ball
Ultimate Tensile Strength 124 MPa 18000 psi AA; Typical
Tensile Yield Strength 55.2 MPa 8000 psi AA; Typical
Elongation at Break 25 % 25 % AA; Typical; 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) Thickness
Elongation at Break 30 % 30 % AA; Typical; 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Diameter
Modulus of Elasticity 68.9 GPa 10000 ksi AA; Typical; Average of tension and compression. Compression modulus is about 2% greater than tensile modulus.
Ultimate Bearing Strength 228 MPa 33100 psi Edge distance/pin diameter = 2.0
Bearing Yield Strength 103 MPa 14900 psi Edge distance/pin diameter = 2.0
Poisson’s Ratio 0.33 0.33 Estimated from trends in similar Al alloys.
Fatigue Strength 62.1 MPa 9000 psi AA; 500,000,000 cycles completely reversed stress; RR Moore machine/specimen
Machinability 30 % 30 % 0-100 Scale of Aluminum Alloys
Shear Modulus 26 GPa 3770 ksi Estimated from similar Al alloys.
Shear Strength 82.7 MPa 12000 psi AA; Typical
Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity 3.66e-006 ohm-cm 3.66e-006 ohm-cm AA; Typical at 68°F
Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 68°F 23.6 µm/m-°C 13.1 µin/in-°F AA; Typical; Average over 68-212°F range.
CTE, linear 250°C 25.2 µm/m-°C 14 µin/in-°F Estimated from trends in similar Al alloys. 20-300°C.
Heat Capacity 0.896 J/g-°C 0.214 BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity 180 W/m-K 1250 BTU-in/hr-ft²-°F AA; Typical at 77°F
Melting Point 582 – 652 °C 1080 – 1205 °F AA; Typical range based on typical composition for wrought products 1/4 inch thickness or greater; Eutectic melting can be completely eliminated by homogenization.
Solidus 582 °C 1080 °F AA; Typical
Liquidus 652 °C 1205 °F AA; Typical
Processing Properties
Solution Temperature 529 °C 985 °F
Aging Temperature 160 °C 320 °F Rolled or drawn products; hold at temperature for 18 hr
Aging Temperature 177 °C 350 °F Extrusions or forgings; hold at temperature for 8 hr

References are available for this material.