Aluminium alloy 6060 is a general commercial alloy, and is the most commonly used. It is very suitable for anodizing, so provides extra protection if needed, and a decorative finish, especially useful for applications such as lighting and architectural sections.
Aluminium alloy 6060 is commonly used for architectural sections for windows, doors, curtain walls, interior fittings, lighting, furniture and office equipment, structural applications where surface finish is important.
Aerospace materials are covered by the 'L' series of British standards.
Properties given are typical and should only be used for comparisons of alloys. Actual values will depend on section specification.
|Forming||Machining||Welding||Brazing/Soldering||Protective Anodising||Aesthetic Anodising||Temper||Restrict Min N/mm||Stress Min N/mm|
|Chemical Composition EN AW-6060|
(The chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys is supplied in percentage by mass. Limits are expressed as a maximum unless shown as a range or a minimum)
|Similar and obsolete specifications|
|AMS 4156||ASTM B221|
|UNS A96063||DIN AlMgSi0.5 (Germany)|
|DIN 3.3206 (Germany)||BS H9 or HE9|