6063 Aluminum Angle

6063 aluminum angles are lightweight, corrosion resistant, and often used for architectural trim. They are supplied nationwide by Kloeckner Metals.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
6063-T5Inquire for sizes
6063-T6Inquire for sizes
6063-T6511Inquire for sizes

General Info About 6063 Aluminum Angle

6063 is an extruded aluminum product with good corrosion resistance, weldability, and strength-to-weight ratio. It is popular in architecture trim and frame work.

More Details About 6063 Aluminum Angle

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    6063 aluminum is a lightweight, medium-strength extrusion alloy showing good corrosion resistance and good weldability. One disadvantage of this aluminum grade is that it is not meant for high wear applications.

  • Industries

    The construction, architectural, building products, home goods, irrigation, appliance, marine, aerospace, and automotive industries are all common industries for this aluminum grade.

  • Applications

    6063 aluminum angles are especially prominent for fabrication projects requiring a combination of good strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance. This includes frame work, brackets, and trim for both exterior and interior architecture.

  • Machining

    It has fair machinability.

  • Welding

    It has good weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

AlCrCuFeMgMnSiTiZn
Max 97.5%Max 0.1%Max 0.1%0.35%0.45 - 0.9%Max 0.1%0.2 - 0.6%Max 0.1%Max 0.1%

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)Hardness
TemperUltimate Tensile StrengthYield StrengthBrinell
6063-T5186 MPa/27,000 psi145 MPa/21,000 psi60
6063-T6241 MPa/35,000 psi214 MPa/31,000 psi73

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are aluminum angles made?

    ANSWER:

    Aluminum angles are made through the process of extrusion. 6063 aluminum is considered among the best alloys for extruded aluminum. The aluminum is heated and then pushed through a shaped die. For angles, this die will look like an uppercase L, with a 90 degree angle, and equal thickness on all sides. Once the L-shaped, aluminum angle cools and hardens it can be cut to length.

  • What is the difference between the 6063 tempers?

    ANSWER:

    Bending and strength are two important considerations for the 6063 tempers. When bending is the more significant fabrication consideration, T5 is recommended. If strength is the more significant factor, and both tempers are available, T6 is preferable, as it has an ultimate tensile strength of 241 MPa, versus that of T5 which is 186 MPa.

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