6101 T6 Bar & Extrusion

A heat treatable wrought aluminium alloy used in the manufacture and construction of electrical power distribution components and equipment.

6101 is a heat treatable wrought alloy best suited for applications involving moderate strength and maximum electrical conductivity.

It is similar to alloy 6063, but with minor chemistry changes which enhance electrical conductivity. Although this alloy is primarily used for busbar conductor applications it is also an excellent choice for other electrical projects.

This alloy is available in various temper conditions. The wide variety of tempers provide different strengths, formability, and electrical conductivity levels which allows for design flexibility.

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Temper Types

  • T6

Properties

Chemical Composition

Applications

  • Electrical busbar conductor applications for enclosed bus electrical installations
  • Power transmissions
  • Power stations

Characteristics

  • Good mechanical strength
  • High electrical conductivity
  • Good machinability
  • Good weldability
  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Easily cold worked in aged or annealed conditions

Additional Information

Weldability

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