Aluminum 6061 is one of the most common materials used for CNC Machining. Easily machined and lightweight, it is an ideal material for prototypes. It has excellent joining characteristics, and accepts applied coatings easily. It combines relatively high strength with good workability, and high resistance to corrosion. The T8 and T9 tempers offer better chipping characteristics compared to the T6 temper.
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Industries that use Aluminum 6061 machined parts include aerospace & defense, piping, electronic equipment, recreation equipment and more.