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6063 Aluminum Forging

6063 is an aluminium alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. It has generally good mechanical properties and is forgeable and heat treatable.

Like 6061 aluminum, 6063 is one of the most common alloy used for aluminium forging. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing and so is popular for visible architectural applications. Applications requiring higher strength typically use 6061 or 6082 instead.

6063 Material Composition

Cu: ≤0.10
Mn: ≤0.10
Mg: 0.45~0.9
Zn: ≤0.10
Cr: ≤0.10
Ti: ≤0.10
Si: 0.20~0.6
Fe:  0.000~ 0.350
Al: Balance

Properties of 6063 Aluminum Forging

6063 alloy offers the best compromise of all commercial alloys for forging, strength and cost, excellent corrosion resistance, formability, weldability, surface appearance, and good strength. It has excellent finishing characteristics and will anodize well for color. More information, pls check 6061 vs 6063 aluminum forging...

T6 temper 6063 has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 190 MPa (28,000 psi) and yield strength of at least 160 MPa (23,000 psi). In thicknesses of 3.15 millimetres (0.124 in) or less, it has elongation of 8% or more; in thicker sections, it has elongation of 10%.

Why 6063 Aluminum Forging?

  • Closed die forging process of 6063 aluminum alloys may take place in one stage or in several stages. 6063 aluminum forging is the process of converting a uniform blank shape into a final product by hammering the 6063 material between shaped dies.
  • The great majority of 6063 aluminium forgings are made from the heat-treatable alloys, but forgings in pure aluminium and in some of the non-heat-treatable alloys find application in certain fields.
  • Combination of good mechanical properties, dimensional accuracy and surface finish means that aluminium forgings are used in highly stressed parts where structural integrity is of paramount importance.
  • The aerospace industry is a major end user.
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