Materials

Aluminium 6082

Overview

6082 aluminium alloy is an alloy in the wrought aluminium-magnesium-silicon. It is one of the more popular alloys in its series, although it is not strongly featured in ASTM standards. It is typically formed by extrusion and rolling, but as a wrought alloy it is not used in casting. It can also be forged and clad, but that is not common practice with this alloy. It cannot be work hardened but is commonly heat treated to produce tempers with a higher strength but lower ductility.

Common Applications

Automotive Components
High Stress Applications
Transport Equipment
Marine Applications

Key Features

Higher tensile strength than 6061
Improved corrosion resistance
Strong anodising properties

Material Profile

Profile
Size Range
Metric Size Range (mm)
Imperial Size Range (in)
NZ (Availability)
AUS (Availability)
Manufacturing Method
Flat Bar
-
Custom
Custom
Indent
Indent
Extruded
Square Bar
-
Custom
Custom
Indent
Indent
Extruded
Custom
Custom
Custom
Custom
Indent
Indent
Extruded

Chemical Composition

Element Symbol Range %
Aluminium Al Balance
Silicon Si 0.7-1.3
Magnesium Mg 0.6-1.2
Manganese Mn 0.4-1.0
Iron Fe 0.50 max
Chromium Cr 0.25 max
Zinc Zn 0.2 max
Copper Cu 0.1 max
Titanium Ti 0.1 max
Others 0.15 max

Mechanical Properties

Metric Values Imperial Values
Tensile Strength Min 205 N/mm² 30000 psi
Yield Strength Min 110 N/mm² 16000 psi
Elongation Min 12% 12%
Hardness Min 70 BHN 70 BHN

Comparative Specifications

EN AW- Al Si1 Mg Mn

DIN 3.2315

BS H30

UNI9006/4

L-3453

Resources

Data Sheet

6082 Aluminium Data Sheet

PDF (47 KB)

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Blog

A Guide to the Grades of Aluminium: Choosing the Right Alloy

Resource

Engineering Metal Bar Manufacturing Methods

PDF (298 KB)

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