6005 aluminium alloy

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6005 aluminium alloy is an alloy in the wrought aluminium-magnesium-silicon family (6000 or 6xxx series). It is closely related, but not identical, to 6005A aluminium alloy. The main difference between the two alloys is that 6005 has a higher minimum composition percentage of aluminium than 6005A (while having essentially the same maximum). The most common forming method is extrusion. It can also be forged or rolled, but as a wrought alloy it is not used in casting. It cannot be work hardened, but is commonly heat treated to produce tempers with a higher strength at the expense of ductility.[1]

Alternate names and designations include AlSiMg and A96005. The alloy and its various tempers are covered by the following standards:[2]

  • ASTM B 221: Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
  • EN 573-3: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Chemical composition and form of wrought products. Chemical composition and form of products
  • EN 755-2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Extruded rod/bar, tube and profiles. Mechanical properties
  • ISO 6361: Wrought Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Sheets, Strips and Plates

Chemical Composition[edit]

The alloy composition of 6005 aluminium is:[2]

Properties[edit]

Typical material properties for 6005 aluminium alloy include:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 8th Ed., McGraw Hill, pp. 6-50 to 6-52
  2. ^ a b c 6005 (AlSiMg, A96005) Aluminum. Retrieved on 2014-12-26.