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Aluminum Alloy 6060-T5 Material Properties


Q. I am looking for as many material properties as I can find for the alloy 6060-T5. I know this material is basically a European material and as such I cannot find any information on it.

Bob Ulibarri
sliding doors - Oceanside, California USA


A. Subcategory: 6000 Series Aluminum Alloy; Aluminum Alloy; Metal; Nonferrous Metal

Key Words: Aluminium 6060H2

Component Wt. %

Al 98.47 - 99.03
Cr Max 0.03
Cu Max 0.05
Fe 0.15 - 0.25 Mg 0.4 - 0.45
Mn Max 0.02
Other, Each Max 0.05
Other, Total Max 0.15 Si 0.42 - 0.48
Ti Max 0.06
Zn Max 0.04

Think that there might be a decent starting point. Obviously its H2, not T6. But I'd almost wager to guess that you're going to come extremely close, if not the same component make up as the above noted material.

Matthew Stiltner
plating company - Toledo, Ohio


A. Hi Bob,

Here are a few properties that relate to the extruded product:

6060T5 is basically 6063 alloy with a slightly higher level of iron (impurity). The main alloying elements are Mg and Si - around the 0.5% level.

Most data for alloy 6063 is relevant to alloy 6060.

6060 is used quite widely in Australasia.

Typical mechanical properties:
220MPa UTS, 180MPa YS, 12% elongation, 70 Vickers hardness, 68 Brinell.

Typical physical properties:
Thermal conductivity 209W/(m.K)
Electrical conductivity 32 MS/m
Electrical resistivity 0.031 micro ohms.m
Density 2700 kg/cubic meter
Coefficient of thermal expansion 23.4 (x10^-6)per °C
Melting range 615 to 650 °C

Up to 12 mm thickness, the component must achieve a minimum of 150MPa UTS, 110MPa YS and 8% elongation.

I hope this info is of use to you.

Best regards,

Martin Webb
- New Zealand

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