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Aluminium 6082

aluminium-barAluminium 6082 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. In plate form, aluminium 6082 is the most commonly used alloy for machining. It also has the highest strength of any alloy in the 6000 series. This strength has meant that aluminium 6082 has replaced the older aluminium 6061 in many applications.

In the T6 and T651 temper, 6082 machines very well producing tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are used.

Aluminium 6082’s properties means it is typically used in…

  • High stress applications
  • Trusses
  • Bridges
  • Cranes
  • Transport applications
  • Ore skips
  • Beer barrels
  • Milk churns

We stock aluminium 6082 in bars, flats, squares, tubes, plate and various specialised shapes in the following sizes:


 From 1/8” dia – 16” dia


 From 1/4" x 1/8 – 8” x 1/2”



From 5/16”OD X 16swg – 12”OD x 1” wall



2000mm x 1000mm x o.5mm – 2500mm x 1250mm x 100mm


Chemical & Physical Properties

Typical Chemical Composition

ElementsMin %Max %
Others each0.05
Others total0.15

Typical Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness (HB)T6RT95
0.2% Proof Stress (N/mm2)T6RT<= 20MM255
Tensile strength (N/mm2)T6RT<= 20MM295
Elongation in 5.65 cross sectional areaT6RT<= 20MM9
Elongation in 50mm %T6RT<= 10MM7
0.2% proof Stress (N/mm2)T6RT>20<= 150MM270
Tensile strength (N/mm2)T6RT>20<= 150MM310
Elongation in 5.65 cross sectional areaT6RT>20<= 150MM8
0.2% proof Stress (N/mm2)T6RT>150MM< = 200MM240
Tensile strength (N/mm2)T6RT>150MM< = 200MM280
Elongation in 5.65 cross sectional areaT6RT>150MM< = 200MM5

Tolerances Bar

8mm – 18mm+/- 0.22mm
18mm – 25mm+/- 0.25mm
25mm – 40mm+/- 0.30mm
40mm – 50mm+/- 0.35mm
50mm – 65mm+/- 0.40mm
65mm – 80mm+/- 0.45mm
80mm – 100mm+/- 0.55mm
100mm – 120mm+/- 0.65mm
120mm – 150mm+/- 0.80mm
150mm – 180mm+/- 1.00mm
180mm – 220mm+/- 1.15mm
220mm – 270mm+/- 1.30mm
270mm – 320mm+/- 1.60mm

Tolerances Plate

ThicknessUp to 1250mm1250mm – 1600mm1600mm – 2000mm
2.5mm – 4mm+/-0.28mm+/-0.28mm+/-0.32mm
4mm – 5mm+/-0.30mm+/-0.30mm+/-0.35mm
5mm – 6mm+/-0.32mm+/-0.32mm+/-0.40mm
6mm – 8mm+/-0.35mm+/-0.40mm+/-0.40mm
8mm – 10mm+/-0.45mm+/-0.50mm+/-0.50mm
10mm – 15mm+/-0.50mm+/-0.60mm+/-0.65mm
15mm – 20mm+/-0.60mm+/-0.70mm+/-0.75mm
20mm – 30mm+/-0.65mm+/-0.75mm+/-0.85mm
30mm – 40mm+/-0.75mm+/-0.85mm+/-1.00mm
40mm – 50mm+/-0.90mm+/-1.00mm+/-1.10mm
50mm – 60mm+/-1.10mm+/-1.20mm+/-1.40mm
60mm – 80mm+/-1.40mm+/-1.50mm+/-1.70mm
80mm – 100mm+/-1.70mm+/-1.80mm+/-1.90mm
100mm – 150mm+/-2.20mm+/-2.20mm+/-2.70mm
150mm – 200mm+/-+/-2.80mm+/-2.80mm+/-3.30mm