6016 Aluminum Sheet

6016 aluminum sheet is a high strength heat treatable alloy that is routinely stocked nationwide across our network of 40+ branches.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
6016-OInquire for sizes
6016-T4Inquire for sizes
6016-T6Inquire for sizes
6016 Pre-Aged T4Inquire for sizes

General Info About 6016 Aluminum

6016 aluminum is a high strength heat treatable alloy with good corrosion resistance and formability, commonly used in the automotive industry. It is available in the T4 and T6 tempers.

More Details About 6016 Aluminum

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    6016 aluminum is a strong, lightweight, and durable alloy. Its primary alloying elements are magnesium and silicon.

  • Industries

    This grade is common in the automotive industry.

  • Applications

    Typical applications for this grade include: auto body covering, doors, trunks, roofs, fenders, and outer plates.

  • Machining

    It has good machinability.

  • Welding

    It has good weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

1-1.50%0.25-0.60%0.50% max0.20% max0.20% max0.20% max

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)ElongationHardness
TemperUltimate Tensile StrengthYield StrengthFatigue Strength% at breakBrinell
6016-T4200 MPa30,000 psi110 MPa15,000 psi68 MPa2755
6016-T6280 MPa40,000 psi210 MPa31,000 psi89 MPa1180

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you compare the different 6016 tempers?


    To achieve a T4 temper, the alloy is solution heat-treated, and then naturally aged to harden at room temperature. To achieve a T6 temper, the alloy is solution treated and then artificially aged by being reheated to a low temperature after solution treatment. This artificial aging process results in higher strength. In the case of 6016 aluminum, T4 has an ultimate tensile strength of 200 MPa versus T6, which has an ultimate tensile strength of 280.

  • What makes 6016 aluminum suitable for automotive applications?


    This grade is strong, heat treatable, corrosion resistant, formable, machinable, and weldable. Its popular use in the auto industry stems from these qualities, as it translates to a lightweight and durable material for use as body paneling and outer plates.

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