6061 is the least expensive and most versatile of the heat-treatable aluminum alloys. It has most of the good qualities of aluminum. It offers a range of good mechanical properties and good corrosion resistance. It can be fabricated by most of the commonly used techniques. In the annealed condition it has good workability. In the T4 condition fairly severe forming operations may be accomplished. The full T6 properties may be obtained by artificial aging. It is welded by all methods and can be furnace brazed. It is available in the clad form ("Alclad") with a thin surface layer of high purity aluminum to improve both appearance and corrosion resistance. Applications: This grade is used for a wide variety of products and applications from truck bodies and frames to screw machine parts and structural components. 6061 is used where appearance and better corrosion resistance with good strength are required.
6061-T6511 Stock Lengths 25' (Rounded Toes and Fillets) AMS-QQ-A-200/16 AMS-QQ-A-200/8 (Except for Tolerances and Marking) ASTM B308 UNS A96061
6063 grade is commonly referred to as the architectural alloy. It was developed as an extrusion alloy with relatively high tensile properties, excellent finishing characteristics and a high degree of resistance to corrosion. This alloy is most often found in various interior and exterior architectural applications, such as windows, doors, store fronts and assorted trim items. It is the alloy best suited for anodizing applications - either plain or in a variety of colors.
6063-T52 Stock Lengths 16' (Sharp inside and Outside Corners) AMS-QQ-A-200/9 ASTM B221 UNS A96063
Aerospace and other demanding industries heavily favor tough, stress-resistant Aluminum Alloy 7050. Continental Steels offers rounded and squared 7050 angles in multiple dimensions for uses that range from structural and architectural components to industrial parts. This alloy provides less weldability than other alloys but is highly corrosion-resistant — even in subzero temperatures. Our Aluminum Alloy 7050 angles meet or exceed the industry’s toughest standards, including ASTM, AMS, QQ, and UNS.
Aluminum Alloy 2014 is a precipitation hardening material with strong machining and welding capabilities. It is best machined in the annealed condition, maintains high strength after heat treatment at 935°, and can be welded with inert gas consumable electrode arc methods. Continental Steel & Tube Company offers Aluminum Alloy 2014 in angular shapes for truck frames and aerospace structural components, as well as in coils, bars, and wires.
Aluminum Alloy 2024 is a high strength material readily formed and machined to a high finish in the annealed condition. It can be both hot and cold worked or forged, as well as welded through inert gas consumable electrode arc methods. Continental Steel & Tube Company offers Aluminum Alloy 2024 in angular form for structural components, as well as in plates, sheets, and bars for medical, trucking, military and aircraft industries.
Aluminum 5083 is a high quality, affordable alloy made from the finest grade raw material available. Offering high strength and excellent thermal conductivity, this alloy retains good formability in the tempered condition. It is not only resistant to corrosion, but also capable of enduring extremely low temperatures; these characteristics make it a desirable choice for marine and cryogenic applications. Aluminum 5083 offers the highest strength of the non-heat-treatable alloys and is available from Continental Steel in the form of angles to suit your project needs.
Aluminum 5086 is a desirable aluminum-magnesium alloy, offering strong corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity at reasonable cost. Through stain hardening and cold working, 5086 increases in strength; the alloy can endure harsh environments, leading to its popularity in applications such as armor plating, transportation equipment, and marine components. Continental Steel offers Aluminum 5086 in the form of angles, typically rounded or squared off at 90 degrees, for use in structural components, architectural designs, and framing.
Continental Steel offers Aluminum Alloy 5454 in various shapes and sizes, including angles. Aluminum angles, commonly used for support, offer a number of advantages over other materials because they are low-cost and have a high strength-to-weight ratio. 5454 is a low temperature alloy typically used for furniture, frames, and household appliances. It has excellent formability and corrosion resistance.
Aluminum 5456, a member of the wrought aluminum-magnesium family, offers high strength and excellent machinability, and becomes stronger through cold working. This high quality alloy is typically found in industries such as textile and power generation, in addition to household appliances and furniture. Continental Steel supplies Aluminum 5456 in angle form for use with structural and supporting components.
Tough, workable Aluminum 6061 is frequently extruded at 90-degree angles with rounded or squared edges based on application specs. Used for structural components, Aluminum 6061 offers excellent corrosion resistance, better cost effectiveness than stainless steel, and high machinability — all while maintaining excellent strength-to-weight ratios. It is commonly used in the food and beverage, aerospace, marine, and electrical industries.
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Structural projects frequently employ Aluminum Alloy 6063. This alloy can be hot and cold formed while maintaining exceptional finishing characteristics and corrosion resistance. Lighter and less expensive than stainless steel, weldable Aluminum Alloy 6063 is high in strength yet light in weight. It can also be anodized for a highly attractive appearance in doors, windows, and other structural angles in buildings. In addition to architectural applications, designers frequently choose this alloy for electrical substations, furniture, and railroads. Available in T4 and T6 tempers, our Aluminum Alloy 6063 angles meet the most stringent industry standards.
Out of all of the 6000 series alloys, Aluminum 6082 has the highest strength; it features a large amount of manganese, helping to control its grain and making it the preferred choice for architects and design engineers for angles in demanding, high-stress applications, including bridges, trusses, and other structures. Its exceptional corrosion resistance and workability make it an outstanding choice for outdoor applications that must withstand the elements. Aluminum Alloy 6082 is extremely workable: it features good brazeability, solderability, and weldability to fulfill nearly any customer specification. Continental Steel offers 6082 in angles, in addition to other forms.
Aluminum Alloy 7075 offers moderate toughness as well as an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. It becomes stronger at sub-zero temperatures and is a desired material because of its durable stress-corrosion cracking resistance. Aluminum 7075, popular in the aerospace industry, is used in demanding applications such as highly stressed structural parts and aircraft fittings. It is available from Continental Steel in a variety of shapes and sizes, including angles for structural applications.
Aluminum Alloy 7178 is a very strong zinc-aluminum alloy. Its excellent strength is due in part to its composition: 88.1% aluminum, 6.8% zinc, 2.7% magnesium, 2.0% copper, and 0.26% chromium. Aluminum Alloy 7178 can be easily altered by a number of metalworking processes, including heat treating, machining, and welding, particularly resistance welding. Continental Steel & Tube Company stocks extruded Aluminum Alloy 7178 in angle bars of a variety of dimensions, typically at ninety degrees.