6063 Aluminum Pipe

6063 aluminum pipes are a popular heat treatable, corrosion resistant extruded product ideal for anodizing, 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 Pipe

This is one of the most popular extruded aluminum product grades. It is excellent for anodizing, has good corrosion resistance, good weldability, and good strength-to-weight ratio.

More Details About 6063 Aluminum Pipe

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    6063 aluminum is a lightweight extrusion alloy. While high wear applications and critical support applications are not recommended for this grade, it is easily anodized which gives it excellent corrosion resistance.

  • Industries

    This grade is seen across a wide range of industries, including the construction, architectural, building products, home goods, irrigation, appliance, marine, aerospace, and automotive industries.

  • Applications

    6063 aluminum pipes are good for air cylinders, bus conductors, and any architectural fabrication projects requiring both excellent corrosion resistance and a good strength-to-weight ratio.

  • 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 TensileYield StrengthBrinell
6063-T5186 MPa/27,000 psi145 MPa/21,000 psi60
6063-T6241 MPa/35,000 psi214 MPa/31,000 psi73

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are aluminum pipes made through the process of extrusion?

    ANSWER:

    Yes, aluminum pipes are an extruded product. Of the 6000 aluminum series, 6063 aluminum is considered excellent for extruded aluminum. Pipes are a hollow extruded aluminum and are not intended for weight bearing or high wear applications. Rather, this grade is best in supportive structural applications where strength is not critical.

  • What is the main alloying element for this aluminum grade?

    ANSWER:

    It is primarily alloyed with magnesium and silicon.

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