Resource Data

6061 T6 Aluminum Round Tube Specifications

ALUM RD TUBE

6061 is one the most versatile of the heat-treatable aluminum alloys. It has good formability and weldability, as well as high corrosion resistance. Additionally, 6061 offers a wide range of mechanical properties and can be fabricated by many of the commonly used techniques. 6061 is the most economical of the heat-treatable aluminums.

6061 round tubes can be supplied as:

Drawn or Extruded

Produced to the aerospace specification AMS WW-T-700/6, Drawn tubes are more suitable for bending applications. Produced in 12-foot lengths.

Typically produced to ASTM-B221 and QQ-A-200/8 specifications. Extruded tubes generally do not perform well in most bending applications. Typically produced in 24-foot lengths.


Typical Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength min.
Yield Strength min.
Elongation min. % in 2"
45,000 psi
40,000 psi
12%

Chemical Analysis - Percent by Weight

Cu
Si
Fe (max)
Mn (max)
Mg
Zn (max)
Cr
Ti (max)
Other
Each
Other
Total
Al
.15/.40
.40/.80
.70
.15
.80/1.20
.25
.04/.35
.15
.05
.15
Remainder