Alloy Selection Guide
1*** alloy:This non-heat treatable aluminum alloy series is available in extruded sections with a minimum purity of 99.0% aluminum for 1100 alloy and as high as 99.6% minimum aluminum for 1060 alloy.They offers the best corrosion resistance of any alloy group and displays excellent forming,welding,brazing and finishing characteristics.These alloys can be extruded as profiles,rod,bar and tubing.common alloys available are as follows:
6005 alloy:as medium strength alloy that is similar to alloy 6061 except it contain higher amount of silicon.It is used in designs that require moderate setrength,but is generally not recommended for applications where the structure may be susceptible to impact or overloading.
6061 alloy:it is one of the most widely used alloys in the 6000 series,popular for medium to high strength requirements and has good toughness characteristics.It is suggested for standard and custom,solid and hollow shapes,rod and bar products,and semless and structural pipe and tube.It has good corrosion resistance and offers good finishing characteristics and responds well to anodizing.however where cosmetic apprearance is critical,consider the use of alloy 6063.
6063 alloy:One of the most popular alloys in the 6000 series,provides good extrudability and a high quality surface finish.Used in standard architectural shapes,custom solid shapes and heatsinks,as well as seamless and structural tube and pipe.It provides good resistance to general corrosion,and offers excellent response for anodizing in its T5 temper.