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Aluminium 6082


Aluminium 6082 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of 6000 series alloys. Alloy 6082 is known as a structural alloy. In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining. As a relatively new alloy, the higher strength of 6082 has seen it replace 6061 in many applications. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy. It is difficult to produce thin walled, complicated extrusion shapes in alloy 6082. The extruded surface finish is not as smooth as other similar strength alloys in the 6000 series. In the T6 and T651 temper, 6082 machines well and produces tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are used.


This material is used for milk churns, trusses, cranes, ore skips, beer barrels, bridges, highly stressed applications and transport applications.

Supplied Forms

  • Sheet
  • Plate
  • Extrusion
  • Tube
  • Bar

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 6082 also corresponds to: AA6082, HE30, DIN 3.2315, EN AW-6082, ISO: Al Si1MgMn and A96082.

Temper Types

The most common tempers for 6082 aluminium are:

6063 O

Un-heat treated / Soft

6063 T4

Solution heat treated and naturally aged to a substantially stable condition

6063 T6

Solution heat treated and artificially aged

6063 T651

Solution heat treated, stress relieved by stretching then artificially aged.

  • Solderability: Good
  • Weldability - Gas: Good
  • Weldability - Arc: Good
  • Weldability - Resistance: Good
  • Brazability: Good
  • Workability - Cold: Good
  • Machinability: Good


6082 has very good weldability but strength is lowered in the weld zone. When welded it itself alloy 4043 wire is recommended. If welding 6082 to 7005, then the wire used should be alloy 5356.

Chemical Compositions

Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.40 - 1.00
Iron (Fe) 0.00 - 0.50
Magnesium (Mg) 0.60 - 1.20
Silicon (Si) 0.70 - 1.30
Copper (Cu) 0.00 - 0.10
Zinc (Zn) 0.00 - 0.20
Titanium (Ti) 0.00 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.00 - 0.25
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Mechanical properties at room temperature

Property Value
Proof Stress 310 MPa
Tensile Strength 340 MPa
Elongation 11%
Shear Strength 210 MPa
Hardness Vickers 100 HV
Properties above are for material in the T6 / T651 condition

Reference data for some physical properties (for guidance only)

Property Value
Density 2.70 Kg/m3
Melting Point 555 °C
Thermal Expansion 24 x 10-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 180W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.038 x 10-6 Ω .m


thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) Ltd
Cox’s Lane
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 5QU

Important Note

Information given in this data sheet about the condition or usability of materials respectively products are no warranty for their properties, but act as a description. The information, we give on for advice, comply to the experiences of the manufacturer as well as our own. We cannot give warranty for the results of processing and application of the products.

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