6060 aluminum plate vs 6063 aluminum plate

  • Time: 2022-04-23 09:29:16

The chemical composition and processing properties of 6060 aluminum alloy and 6063 aluminum alloy are similar, but not exactly the same. The difference between the two lies in the strength.

 6060 aluminum alloy

6060 aluminum alloy

6063 aluminum alloy

6063 aluminum alloy


6060 aluminum plate is the national standard aluminum alloy for doors and windows.

6063 aluminum plate is an aviation aluminum alloy licensed by the state.

6060 aluminum alloy application

6060 aluminum alloy application

6063 aluminum alloy application

6063 aluminum alloy application

Chemical composition of aluminum sheet

6060 aluminum alloy material composition

Si: 0.3-0.6Fe: 0.1-0.3Cu: 0.1Mn: 0.1Mg: 0.35-0.6Cr:--Zn: 0.1 Others:--Ti: 0.15 Others Total: 0.15Al: Balance

6063 aluminum alloy chemical composition

Aluminum Al: Balance Silicon Si: 0.20~0.6 Copper Cu: ≤0.10 Magnesium Mg: 0.45~0.9 Zinc Zn: ≤0.10 Manganese Mn: ≤0.10 Titanium Ti: ≤0.10 Chromium Cr: ≤0.10 Iron Fe: 0.000~0.350 Note: Single:≤0.05;Total:≤0.15

Physical and Mechanical Properties

6060 alloy aluminum plate

Tensile strength σb (MPa): ≥470

Conditional yield strength σ0.2 (MPa): ≥420

Elongation δ5(%): ≥6

6063 alloy aluminum plate

Tensile strength σb (MPa): ≥205

Conditional yield strength σ0.2 (MPa): ≥170

Elongation δ5(%): ≥9

Product features and uses

6060 aluminum sheet product features and uses


  • High strength heat treatable alloy.
  • Good mechanical properties.
  • Good usability.
  • Easy to process and good wear resistance.
  • Good corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance

Main uses: Aviation fixtures, trucks, tower buildings, boats, pipelines and other architectural applications where strength, weldability and corrosion resistance are required. Such as: aircraft parts, camera lenses, couplers, marine accessories and hardware, electronic accessories and joints, decorative or various hardware, hinge heads, magnetic heads, brake pistons, hydraulic pistons, electrical accessories, valves and valve parts.

6063 aluminum sheet product features and uses


  • Strengthened by heat treatment, high impact toughness,
  • Good corrosion resistance, excellent weldability and toughness,
  • Good cold workability and moderate strength.
  • Easy to polish and color film, excellent anodizing effect
  • Good plasticity and gorgeous color after anodizing treatment

Main application: 6063 aluminum alloy belongs to Al-Mg-Si series alloy, which is widely used, especially the construction industry cannot do without this alloy. It is the most promising alloy. Widely used in building profiles, irrigation pipes, pipes, rods and profiles for vehicles, benches, furniture, lifts, fences, etc.

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