Aluminium Tempers and Conditions
The hardness and strength of a finished grade of aluminium can be determined by the final heat treatment process. The aluminium temper / condition is usually defined by a series of letters and numbers immediately after the grade, for example 6082 T6 .
Extrusion tempers are defined by their thermally treated designation beginning with ‘T’ and flat products are either ‘O’ or begin with ‘H’.
- O - Annealed (fully soft)
- H - Strain Hardened / Cold Worked
You can find more specific grade realted information by referring to our datasheets.