6061 Aluminum Alloy Forging (UNS A96061)

Anderson Shumaker is the industry expert in 6061 aluminum open die forging (UNS A96061). Producing top-quality 6061 aluminum forged parts, Anderson Shumaker’s forging capabilities are not limited by size, shape or quantities. Anderson Shumaker frequently forges 6061 aluminum in rings, bars, blocks, discs, and more.

A precipitation hardening 6061 aluminum alloy, using magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements, 6061 aluminum has good mechanical properties and has good weldability. It is the most common aluminum alloy for general purpose. Anderson Shumaker forges aluminum 6061 into all shapes including rings, bars, blocks, and more. Aluminum 6061 is capable of being forged, heat treated, annealed, cold worked, tempered, welded and formed.

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6061 Aluminum Forged Parts Applications

Chemistry Analysis
Titanium Max 0.15% Manganese 0.15%
Phosphorus 0.40-0.80% Copper 0.15-0.40%
Silicon 0.40-0.80% Chromium 1.04 – 0.35%
Zinc Max 0.25% Iron Max 0.70%
Magnesium 0.80-1.20% Aluminum Balance

Aircraft structures, marine use, structural and high pressure uses but its major use is in cans for food and beverage.

Aging: Artificial aging is most commonly used for this alloy. T-6 tempering is widely used for most applications, T-4 and also T-651 are used also.

6061 Aluminum Typical Room Temperature Tensile Properties

Temper Temperature Yield 0.2% Yield 0.2% Ultimate Tensile Strength % Elongation in 2” (50.8mm)
0.2% offset 0.2% offset
psi mpa psi mpa
Annealed 8000 55 18000 125 25
T-4 16000 241 42000 290 16
T-6 35000 241 42000 290 8
T-6 35000 241 42000 290 8
6061 machines easily in any condition.
AMS 4117, ASTM B247
Shapes Manufactured:
Flat Bars, Square Bars, Round Bars, Rings, Hollows, Discs, Blocks and special Shapes. Send us a drawing to see how we can save you material and Machining time!

The information in this data sheet is for information only and should not be used for engineering.