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Alumnium Grades

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:58 pm
by bottleworks
what is the difference between 6061 T6 Al and 6063 T52?

Is it something I should be concerned about or ? Can I use 6063 T52?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:28 am
by Brett
6061 is harder and stiffer.
6063 is somewhat bendable.
You could use either with as thick as the aluminum is on that plane. But the 6061 would be a litter better.
If you use 6063 watch for pieces streaching, the bolt holes getting out of round. That kind of stuff. But I doubt it.
I am using 6061 except where I need to bend a piece.

Brett

Aluminum grades

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:23 pm
by 10kDA
According to an engineer posting on a rotorcraft site, 6063 is roughly one half as strong as 6061. 6063 is the stuff used for aluminum door frames. I would stick with 6061.

Chris

aluminum grades

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:33 pm
by rockman
2024 and 7075 are aircraft grade 6061 is marine grade something to think about and call around like i did!!!