Aluminum alloy 6061 (AL6061), with magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements, is the most commonly used aluminum alloy in the world. It is a cold-treated aluminum forging product with the advantages of 4000 Series and 5000 Series. When heat-treated, 6061 aluminum alloys are a great choice for general purpose uses and find many applications in structural materials, electronics, chemical equipment, and others. This alloy features high strength, good corrosion resistance, weldability, and machinability. It comes in different tempers such as O (annealed), or tempered grades, 6061-T4 and 6061-T6. Compared to AL2024, the so-called aircraft aluminum, 2024 should be generally selected if strength is a priority or for forming applications. In terms of machinability, 6061 aluminum is one of the most popular machining alloys and therefore often preferred if machining procedures are necessary for a project.
AL6061 tubes/pipes are offered as part of our own branded (AVIATIONEU NEW ERA) product lines.Tubes are designed to act as structural support, whereas pipes are designed to carry liquids and gases. AL6061 tubing come in different shapes (round, square, orthogonal and others), tempers (T6 or T651 ), dimensions and pre cut or cut to order lenght options with the ability to be heat treated for even higher strength, all at an affordable price.
The AVIATIONEU NEW ERA 6061 T6 aluminum round tubes are offered as Drawn or Extruded (indicated respectively by the words "DRW" and "EXTRD" in the product SKU). They are available in different outer diameters, wall thicknesses and pre cut lengths in inches. The drawn tubes meet ASTM -B210 and AMS -4082 specifications while the extruded tubes comply with AMS-QQ-A-200/8, ASTM-B221, ASTM-B429 specifications. For additional information, please refer to our Brief Guide on Aluminum Grades & Temper Designations or contact us.