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6061 Machining

A Guide to aluminium 6061 CNC Machined Parts: Properties, Applications and Design Considerations

What is 6061?Aluminium 6082

6061 is a versatile medium to high strength heat-treatable American wrought aluminium alloy.  

Aluminium 6061 is primarily composed of aluminium, magnesium and silicon.

The most common temper is T6. See further heat treatments/temper states below.

UK Equivalent

Please note: the UK equivalent of 6061 is 6082. 6082 is comparatively new, has replaced 6061 in many applications and is recommended for use by Penta Precision. Please see our 6082 materials page for further information.

Main Attributes of Aluminium 6061:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance to atmospheric conditions & good resistance to sea water
  • Very good weldability although reduced strength in weld zone (can be re-heat treated & artificially aged again to restore strength)
  • Medium fatigue strength
  • Available in sheet, plate & extrusions
  • Good surface finish
  • Good toughness and structural strength
  • Good machinability

Get 6061 Machining Quote

Need a part machined by an experienced and reliable components manufacturer? Simply complete our short form to receive your no obligation quotation.

Detailed information about 6061 for designers can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only.

6061 Machining Service - 6061 Milling & Turning

Penta Precision provides highly accurate aluminium machined parts. Customers turn to us when they have had quality and delivery issues with their existing suppliers and need a reliable precision machining partner.

Penta Precision provides the following 6061 and 6082 services: 

  • CNC milling – prototypes & large batch runs
  • CNC turning – prototypes & large batch runs
  • Insert installation
  • Part marking
  • Manual milling
  • Manual turning
  • Machining design advice
  • Machining drawing service

Reasons to Choose Penta:

  • ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
  • Consistent high quality machined parts
  • Reliable delivery dates - our track record speaks volumes
  • Exceptional customer service and communication
  • Machining design advice
  • Extensive experience in our field
What Makes Penta Different?

There are 3 key elements that run through the core of our company and staff at every level to ensure we deliver an exemplary service that goes above and beyond. We like to call these our 3 C's:

  • We Communicate well 
  • We take Care at each stage
  • Our service is Consistent

See our ‘Proven Process’ page to find out more

We are regularly machining aluminium 6061 and 6082 for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. If you'd like to discuss how we can help you with your 6061 machining requirements, here's a list of ways to get in touch with us.

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“Penta provide an excellent service to us. They offer a helpful, professional and friendly service. I would recommend anyone looking for sub-contracting machining use them '' Peter - Business Development Manager 

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