6082 Aluminum Sheet

6082 aluminum sheet is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It is available from Kloeckner Metals nationwide in a variety of tempers.

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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

    6082 aluminum sheet is light weight, easily formed, and has high electrical and thermal conductivity. It can be strengthened by heat treatment.

  • Industries

    6082 aluminum sheet is often used in the construction and automotive industries.

  • Applications

    Typical applications for 6082 aluminum sheet are trusses, cranes, bridges, beer barrels, milk churns, and automotive parts.

  • Machinability

    6082 aluminum sheet has high machinability.

  • Welding

    6082 aluminum sheet has high weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    6082 aluminum sheet is heat treatable.

Typical Standards

Tempers
O
T4/T451
T42
T6/T651/T62
T61/T6151

Mechanical Properties

TempersStrength (Metric/Imperial)Brinell HardnessElongationThickness
Ultimate TensileYield Strength
O4014%1.5 - 3mm
T4/T4515812%1.5 - 3mm
T425713%1.5 - 3mm
T6/T651/T62948%1.5 - 3mm
T61/T61518210%1.5 - 3mm

Chemical Properties

FeCuMnMgCRZnTiOthers (each)Others (total)
0.5%0.10.4 - 1.0%0.6 - 1.2%0.04 - 0.35%0.2%0.1%0.050.15

Frequently Asked Questions

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

    ANSWER:

    6082 aluminum sheet has high strength and good formability and is therefore excellent for the automotive industry.

  • Why is the 6082 T6 so popular?

    ANSWER:

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

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