6082 T4 Bar & Extrusion

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

Known as a “structural” alloy, aluminium alloy 6082 has the highest strength of the 6000 series. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy. 6082 is typically used in highly stressed applications.

It is difficult to produce thin walled, complicated extrusion shapes in alloy 6082. The extruded surface finish is not as smooth as other similar strength alloys in the 6000 series.

Alloy 6082 is typically supplied as channel, angle, tee, square bar, square box section, rectangular box section, flat bar, tube, sheet, shate & plate.

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Alloy 6082 is typically supplied as channel, angle, tee, square bar, square box section, rectangular box section, flat bar, tube, sheet, shate & plate.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact your local service centre with your specific requirements.

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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