Aluminum 6101 is an alloy that offers users a high electrical conductivity and good mechanical strength. Standard methods can be used to machine, weld, and form Aluminum 6101 and it is easily extruded.
Aluminum 6101 also offers good corrosion resistance, bendability, and formability. Unlike other aluminum alloys, 6101 can be both hot and cold worked.
Aluminum 6101 has a unique chemical composition that includes:
- Al balance
- Si 0.3-0.7%
- Mg 0.35-0.8%
- Fe 0.50%
- Cu 0.10%
- Zn 0.10%
- Cr 0.03%
- Mn .003%
Aluminum 6101 is a popular alloy that is found in a number of commercial and industrial applications such as:
- Electrical bus conductors and fittings
- Power transmission
- Power stations
- Electrical components
All the Aluminum 6101 sold by Continental Steel meets some of the toughest industry standards including those from ASTM, SAE, and UNS. Aluminum 6101 is available from Continental Steel in a variety of shapes including sheets, coils, plates, pipes, bar shapes, tubing & special extrusions.
If you believe Aluminum 6101 might be the perfect choice for your next project, please contact Continental Steel directly today.