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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General Info About 6016 Aluminum

6016 aluminum sheet 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.

Typical Standards

6016-T4Inquire for sizes
6016-T6Inquire for sizes

Chemical Properties

1-1.5%0.25-0.6%0.5% Maximum0.2% Maximum0.2% Maximum0.2% MaximumBalance

Mechanical Properties

TemperUltimate Tensile StrengthYield StrengthElongationHardnessFatigue StrengthPoisson's Ratio
MPaPSIMPaPSI% at breakBrinellMPa

Frequently Asked Questions about 6016 Aluminum

  • 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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