6061 Aluminum Plate

6061 aluminum plate is the standard go-to aluminum for general purpose applications. Silicon and Magnesium are the major alloying element of this heat treatable aluminum alloy. Commonly used in structural applications, it has good formability, weldability, and corrosion resistance. Despite that fact that it might not machine as well as 2024 and 7075, it certainly is used in many machined part applications that don’t require the higher strength levels present in 7075 and 2024.

One of the major benefits of opting for 6061 aluminum tooling plate is the versatility of the alloy. Ideal for everything from electronics and agriculture, it can also be used in storage tanks, hydraulic cylinders, pipework, in construction and even for sporting goods. A cost-effective option, 6061 T6 aluminum sheet and related products are popular choices for customers that want a generic option that demonstrates excellent welding potential as well as the ability to be shaped as required. An added advantage of using 6061 aluminum plate is that it is resistant to corrosion – a major benefit if your products are routinely exposed to the weather, moisture or extreme temperature changes.

6061 Aluminum Plate Uses

This particular aluminum plate or precision plate can be used for almost every application or general-purpose project you can imagine. 6061 Alloy is prefect for the following projects:

  • Pipelines and Welded Assemblies
  • Architectural and Building Products
  • Fresh Water Marine and Agricultural Applications
  • Recreation, Exercise Equipment & Sporting Goods
  • Electrical and Electronic Components
  • Furniture, Storage Tanks, and Chemical Equipment
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Cylinder Components