Extruded Products - Selection Guide
ROUNDS - HEXAGONS - SQUARES - FLATS - ANGELES CHANNELS - I-BEAMS - SQUARE TUBING - RECTANGULAR TUBING ROUND PIPE
ALLOY DESCRIPTIONS AND APPICATIONS
2024 - Used principally for structural members in aircraft construction for high-strength tube. Similar to 2014 in behavior and strength. Can be spot welded.
6061 - Transportation, structural pipe, furniture applications. Most versatile of heat-treatable group. Will take considerable forming in T4 temper. Good resistance to corrosion. Widely used for structural tube, handrails and baggage racks where moderate strength is reguired.
6063 - Has best all-around extruding properties. Can be used for comparatively intricate sections; excellent for hollow extrusions. Takes a good surface finish, is corrosion resistant and can be anodized. Its strength, as extruded, is somewhat higher than that of 3003. It tube form it is used for irrigation pipe, furniture, electrical conduit, and handrails.
6262 - High machinability and finishability with good chip-forming characteristics; substitute for 2001 in some application; strength strength same as 6061.
7075 - Used for aircraft structural member when extra strength is required. Can be formed by regular methods but requires more care and precision. Can be spot welded but not fusion welded.