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3003-H14 VS 6061-T6 Aluminum

What Is 3003 and 6061 Aluminum

3003 h14 aluminum sheet metal.jpg3003 aluminum is a common kind of Al-Mn Series Alloy, which is of good anti-rust property. Temper O and H is the common two tempers while 3003-H14 is the most popular kind among 3003 aluminum alloys.

6061 aluminum is an Al-Mg-Si alloy with medium strength, good plasticity and excellent corrosion resistance. The common tempers of 6061 aluminum plate is T6, F, O. 6061-T6 aluminum sheet is more popular.

3003-H14Vs 6061-T6 Aluminum

The Similarities

1. Similar Composition

They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common(parts are shown in the following table).

Elements

3003-h14 Aluminum

606d1-t6 Aluminum

Aluminum(Al),%

96.8-99

959-98.6

Chromium(Cr),%

0

0.040-0.35

Copper (Cu), %

0.050-0.2

0.15-0.4

Iron (Fe), %

0-0.7

0-0.7

Magnesium (Mg), %

0

0.8-1.2

Manganese (Mn), %

1.0-1.5

0-0.15

Silicon (Si), %

0-0.6

0.4-0.8

Titanium (Ti), %

0

0-0.15

Zinc (Zn), %

0-0.1

0-0.25

Residuals, %

0-0.15

0-0.15

2. Good bendable property

Top 3 aluminum alloys for bending is 3003, 5052 and 6061. In most cases, 3003 aluminum is probably the best alloy for bending. It can take a dead sharp bend without cracking.

6061 aluminum is also suitable for bending, but its bending ability will decrease when you move to T4 and T6 tempers. My recommendation therefore is to bend in T4 condition and then heat treat to T6 if this is possible.

The Differences

1. Processing Crafts

6061-t6-aluminum sheet.jpgH14 aluminum is an alloy that is not heat treatable and can only develop strength from cold working. Aluminum 6061-T6 is solution heat treated and artificially aged.

2. Strength

Since 6061-t6 aluminum is solution heat treated, it is almost as strong as mild steel. Although 3003 is about 20% stronger than pure aluminum, it is noticeably weaker than 6061.

3. Anodization Effect

Since the color is not uniform after anodiztion,3003 aluminum is generally not performed. 6061 aluminum sheet can be anodized and colored, which is very suitable for building decoration materials.

Haomei not only has 3003-H14 aluminum sheet and 6061-T6 aluminum plate, but also 3003 and 6061 aluminum sheets with other tempers.

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