6082 O Sheet & Plate

Structural aluminium alloy with the highest strength in the 6000 series.

Aluminium alloy 6082 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys and is known as a structural alloy. In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining.

As a relatively new alloy, the higher strength of 6082 has seen it replace 6061 in many applications. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy.

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Related Specifications

Aluminium alloy 6082 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

  • AA6082
  • HE30
  • DIN 3.2315
  • EN AW-6082
  • ISO: Al Si1MgMn
  • A96082

Temper Types

The most common tempers for 6082 aluminium are:

  • T4
  • T651
  • O
  • T6

Properties

Chemical Composition

Applications

  • Highly stressed applications
  • Trusses
  • Bridges
  • Cranes
  • Transport applications
  • Ore skips
  • Beer barrels
  • Milk churns

Characteristics

  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Medium strength
  • Good machinability. In the T6 and T651 temper, alloy 6082 machines well and produces tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are used.
  • Good weldability

Additional Information

Weldability

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