6082 Aluminum Sheet

6082 aluminum sheet shows excellent corrosion and impact resistance. It is available from Kloeckner Metals nationwide in a variety of tempers.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
6082-OInquire for sizes
6082-T4Inquire for sizes
6082-T6Inquire for sizes
6082 Pre-Aged T4Inquire for sizes

General Info About 6082 Aluminum Sheet

6082 aluminum sheet is known as the strongest alloy in the 6000 series alloys. It is also called a structural alloy.

More Details About 6082 Aluminum Sheet

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    This aluminum grade is light weight, easily formed, and has high electrical and thermal conductivity. It can be strengthened by heat treatment.

  • Industries

    It is often used in the construction and automotive industries.

  • Applications

    Typical applications for this aluminum grade are trusses, cranes, bridges, beer barrels, milk churns, and automotive parts.

  • Machinability

    It has high machinability.

  • Welding

    This aluminum sheet has high weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

0.70 - 1.30%0 -0.50%0-0.1%0.40 - 1.0%0.60 - 1.20%0.04 - 0.35%0.20%0.10%

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)Elongation
TemperUltimate Tensile Strength%
6082-O130MPa / 18,854 psi27

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is 6082 aluminum sheet common in the automotive industry?


    The automotive industry often requires components to be lightweight, strong, and durable. The 6xxx aluminum series is considered the workhorse alloy class in automotive applications because its high value characteristics. This is one of the aluminum alloys that shows up most frequently in vehicle manufacturing because it of its higher strength levels, high impact and corrosion resistance. For these reasons, its primary use in automotive applications is load bearing framework.

  • Why is the 6082 T6 so popular?


    6082 T6 is the strongest aluminum in the 6000 series alloys. T6 is solution heat treated and artificially aged.

  • What is the difference between 6082 and 6016 in automotive applications?


    6016 aluminum is a lower copper variant. It will show up in automotive applications that require formability and hemming capability above other characteristics, whereas 6082 is more likely to show up in load bearing framework due to its higher strength levels and impact resistance.

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