6063 aluminum alloy sheet

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Alloy 6063
Temper O, T4, T52, T6, T651
Thickness 0.1-500mm, Customize
Size 4×8′, 5×10 foot, 1000x2000mm, Customize
Surface Mill Finish, Polished, Brushed, Checkered, Embossed, Colored, Diamond,etc.
Port Shanghai, Qingdao
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What is 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

6063 aluminum alloy sheet is a commonly used aluminum alloy material. Its aluminum content is more than 98.9%.

6063 aluminum alloy is a medium strength aluminum alloy and one of the more popular of the 6000 series aluminum alloys. This grade of aluminum is most commonly used in complex extrusions and is widely used in construction applications.

6063 aluminum alloy sheet has excellent hardness and workability, smooth and flawless surface, high thermoplasticity, excellent anodizing performance, strong corrosion resistance and excellent welding performance.

2mm 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

2mm 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

6063 aluminum alloy is used as building profiles, irrigation pipes, extruded profiles for vehicles, benches, furniture, elevators, fences, etc., as well as decorative parts for ships, aircraft, and automobiles.

Chemical Composition of 6063 aluminum alloy

Elements Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Ti Others Al
Content (max) 0.60 0.35 0.10 0.10 0.90 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.15 Remains

Mechanical Properties and Tempers of 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

Temper Tensile Hardness
Ultimate Yield Elongation Brinell
T5, T52 27 186 21 145 12 60
T6 35 241 31 214 12 73

Common name of 6063 aluminum alloy

UNS A96063, ISO AlMg0.5Si, AA6063-T52, Al6063-T52, AA6063-T6, Al6063-T6

6063 aluminum sheet standard size

2000 x 1000mm aluminum sheet

2500 x 1250 mm aluminum sheet

3000 x 1500mm aluminum sheet

4×8 foot aluminum sheet

5×10 foot aluminum sheet

4×10 aluminum sheet

Extra Large Aluminum 6063 Sheet

4000 x 2000 mm aluminum sheet

6000 x 2500 aluminum sheet

8000 x 2500 mm aluminum sheet

Physical Properties of 6063 aluminum with diffirent temper

Physical Properties 6063
Density 0.098 lb/in3 0.098 lb/in3
Ultimate Tensile Strength 27 ksi 35 ksi
Yield Tensile Strength 21 ksi 31 ksi
Fatigue Strength 9.7 ksi 10 ksi
Shear Strength 15 ksi 22 ksi
Shear Modulus 3,700 ksi 3,770 ksi
Hardness Rockwell | Brinell B17 | 60 B27 | 65
Elongation at Break Percentage 12% 22%
Modulus of Elasticity 10,000 ksi 10,000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio 0.33 0.33
Machinability Percentage N/A 50%
Melting Point 1,140-1,210 °F 1,140-1,210 °F
Specific Heat 2.15 x 10^-1 BTU/lb-°F 2.15 x 10^-1 BTU/lb-°F
Thermal Conductivity 1,450 BTU-in/hr-ft^2-°F 1,390 BTU-in/hr-ft^2-°F
Electrical Conductivity 53% IACS 53% IACS

Due to its good electrical conductivity, this alloy is commonly used in electrical applications in -T5, -T52 and -T6 conditions.

6063 aluminum alloy sheet properties

The strength of 6063 aluminum alloy sheet is lower than that of 6061. It has good extrudability and can be made into shapes with complex cross-section shapes. It has good corrosion resistance and surface treatment properties.

Anodized 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

Anodized 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

6063 aluminum alloy is a low-alloyed Al-Mg-Si high-plasticity alloy. Has many valuable features:

  • 1. Strengthened by heat treatment, with high impact toughness and insensitivity to dispensing.
  • 2. It has excellent thermoplasticity and can be extruded at high speed into various profiles with complex, thin-walled, and hollow structures or forged into forgings with complex structures. It has a wide quenching temperature range and low quenching sensitivity. After extrusion and forging demoulding, As long as the temperature is higher than the quenching temperature. It can be quenched by spraying water or water penetration. Thin-walled parts (6<3mm) can also be air-quenched.
  • 3. Excellent welding performance and corrosion resistance, no tendency of stress corrosion cracking. Among aluminum alloys that can be strengthened by heat treatment, Al-Mg-Si alloy is an alloy in which no stress corrosion cracking phenomenon has been found.
  • 4. The surface after processing is very smooth and easy to anodize and color. The disadvantage is that if it is parked at room temperature for a period of time after quenching, it will have an adverse effect on the strength (parking effect).
Auto used 6063 aluminum sheet

Auto used 6063 aluminum sheet

Advantages of 6063 aluminum alloy sheet

  • 1. It has good thermoplasticity and can be extruded at high speed into complex, thin-walled, hollow profiles, or forged into complex forgings.
  • 2. It can be strengthened by heat treatment and has high impact toughness.
  • 3. The surface after processing is very smooth and easy to anodize and color.
  • 4. 6063 aluminum alloy sheet has excellent welding performance, good corrosion resistance and no tendency of stress corrosion cracking. Among heat-treatable aluminum alloys, Al-Mg-Si alloy is an alloy that does not produce stress corrosion cracking.
  • 5. It has strong corrosion resistance and will not produce harmful bacteria and pungent odors due to moisture and mold, ensuring a clean and comfortable environment.
  • 6. High hardness, no cracking or deformation, which increases the service life of the product.

Application of 6063 aluminum alloy

  • 1. 6063 is found in aircraft details and is used primarily for aesthetic and architectural finishes. It is mainly used for complex extrusions.
  • 2. 6063 aluminum alloy sheet is a heat-treatable reinforced aluminum alloy with medium strength, strong corrosion resistance and no tendency to stress corrosion cracking. Can be used as material for electric fuel pumps. Among all electric fuel pump materials, aluminum alloy fuel pumps are the lightest, in line with the current trend of lightweight vehicles.
  • 3. 6063 aluminum alloy sheet is mainly used to manufacture the overall outline of automobile bodies and tank truck bodies. Aluminum bodywork has the advantages of light weight, heat resistance, good printing effect, and recyclability.
6063 aluminum sheet for building

6063 aluminum sheet for building

The difference between 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum

Alloy 6061 VS 6063
Chemical Composition In terms of Mg and SI, 6061 is 30-50% more than 6063. The most direct effect is that 6061 has a greater strengthening effect than 6063.
Mechanical Properties The strengthening effect of 6061 heat treatment is greater. In contrast, the higher the tensile strength, the greater the deformation resistance, so the plasticity of the 6061 alloy is lower than 6063.
Plasticity 6061-T6 is used in occasions that require certain strength and hardness. 6063 is a representative alloy for extrusion with good extrudability.
Other Aspects Surface treatment: Both 6061 and 6063 anodizing properties are very good. 6063 aluminum is better.Machinability: Both are good. 6061 is better.Corrosion resistance: Both are good. 6063 is slightly better.Weldability: 6063 is slightly better.Price: 6063 aluminum sheet price is a little higher
Conclusion Simply speaking, 6061’s advantage is strength, while 6063 wins in extrudability.

Which country we expert to?

Huawei Aluminum specializes in the production of 1000 series aluminum sheet, 3000 series aluminum sheet, 5000 series aluminum sheet and 6000 series aluminum plates. We export to more than 120 countries around the world. The main countries are as follows:

6063 aluminum sheet packaged

6063 aluminum sheet packaged

Singapore, Indonesia, Ukraine, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Spain, Canada, USA, Egypt, Iran, China, Kuwait, Dubai, Oman, Kuwait, Peru, Mexico, Iraq, Russia, Malaysia, etc.

Casting production process and its introduction

The purpose of melting and casting is to produce alloys with satisfactory composition and high purity of melt, so as to create favorable conditions for casting alloys of various shapes.

Melting and casting process steps: batching --- feeding --- melting --- stirring after melting, slag removal --- pre-analysis sampling --- adding alloy to adjust the composition, stirring --- refining --- static Setting——Guide furnace casting.

Hot rolling production process and its introduction

  • 1. Hot rolling generally refers to rolling above the metal recrystallization temperature;
  • 2. During the hot rolling process, the metal has both hardening and softening processes. Due to the influence of deformation speed, as long as the recovery and recrystallization process is too late, there will be a certain work hardening;
  • 3. The recrystallization of the metal after hot rolling is incomplete, that is, the coexistence of recrystallized structure and deformed structure;
  • 4. Hot rolling can improve the processing performance of metals and alloys, reduce or eliminate casting defects.
    • Hot rolling equipment

      Casting and rolling process

      Casting and rolling process: liquid metal, front box (liquid level control), casting and rolling machine (lubrication system, cooling water), shearing machine, coiling machine.

      • 1. The casting and rolling temperature is generally between 680°C and 700°C. The lower the better, the stable casting and rolling line usually stops once a month or more to re-stand. During the production process, it is necessary to strictly control the liquid level of the front tank to prevent low liquid level;
      • 2. Lubrication uses C powder with incomplete combustion of gas for lubrication, which is also one of the reasons for the dirty surface of casting and rolling materials;
      • 3. The production speed is generally between 1.5m/min-2.5m/min;
      • 4. The surface quality of products produced by casting and rolling is generally relatively low, and generally cannot meet products with special physical and chemical performance requirements.
        • Cold rolling production process

          • 1. Cold rolling refers to the rolling production method below the recrystallization temperature;
          • 2. There will be no dynamic recrystallization during the rolling process, and the temperature will rise to the recovery temperature at most, and the cold rolling will appear in a work hardening state, and the work hardening rate will be large;
          • 3. The cold-rolled sheet and strip have high dimensional accuracy, good surface quality, uniform structure and performance, and products in various states can be obtained with heat treatment;
          • 4. Cold rolling can roll out thin strips, but at the same time, it has the disadvantages of high energy consumption for deformation and many processing passes.
            • Casting rolling

              Introduction to finishing production process

              • 1. Finishing is a processing method to make the cold-rolled sheet meet the customer's requirements, or to facilitate the subsequent processing of the product;
              • 2. The finishing equipment can correct the defects produced in the hot rolling and cold rolling production process, such as cracked edge, oily, poor plate shape, residual stress, etc. It needs to ensure that no other defects are brought into the production process;
              • 3. There are various finishing equipments, mainly including cross-cutting, slitting, stretching and straightening, annealing furnace, slitter, etc.

Aluminum alloy has the characteristics of low density, good mechanical properties, good processing performance, non-toxic, easy to recycle, excellent electrical conductivity, heat transfer and corrosion resistance, so it has a wide range of applications.

Aerospace: used to make aircraft skins, fuselage frames, girders, rotors, propellers, fuel tanks, wall panels and landing gear struts, as well as rocket forging rings, spacecraft wall panels, etc.

Aluminum alloy used for aerospace

Aluminum alloy used for aerospace

Transportation: used for car body structure materials of automobiles, subway vehicles, railway passenger cars, high-speed passenger cars, doors and windows, shelves, automotive engine parts, air conditioners, radiators, body panels, wheels and ship materials.

Traffic application

Traffic application

Packaging: All-aluminum pop cans are mainly used as metal packaging materials in the form of thin plates and foils, and are made into cans, lids, bottles, barrels, and packaging foils. Widely used in the packaging of beverages, food, cosmetics, medicines, cigarettes, industrial products, medicines, etc.

Packaging application

Packaging application

Printing: Mainly used to make PS plates, aluminum-based PS plates are a new type of material in the printing industry, used for automatic plate making and printing.

PS printing

PS printing

Architectural decoration: aluminum alloy is widely used in building structures, doors and windows, suspended ceilings, decorative surfaces, etc. due to its good corrosion resistance, sufficient strength, excellent process performance and welding performance.

Aluminum alloy construction application

Aluminum alloy construction application

Electronic products: computers, mobile phones, refrigerator shells, radiators, etc.

Electronic product application

Electronic product application

Kitchen supplies: aluminum pots, aluminum basins, rice cooker liners, household aluminum foil, etc.

Kitchen application

Kitchen application

Packaging Of Aluminum Sheet/Coil

Every detail of packaging is where we pursue perfect service. Our packaging process as a whole is as follows:

Lamination: clear film, blue film, micro-mucosal, high-mucosal, laser cutting film (2 brands, Novacell and Polyphem);

Protection: paper corner protectors, anti-pressure pads;

drying: desiccant;

Tray: fumigated harmless wooden tray, reusable iron tray;

Packing: Tic-tac-toe steel belt, or PVC packing belt;

Material Quality: Completely free from defects such as white rust, oil spots, rolling marks, edge damage, bends, dents, holes, break lines, scratches, etc., no coil set.

Port: Qingdao or other ports in China.

Lead time: 15-45 days.

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Q: Yes, if there is a quality problem with our products, we will compensate the customer until they are satisfied.

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