A Guide to aluminium 6063 CNC Machined Parts: Properties, Applications and Design Considerations
What is 6063?
6063 is a medium strength aluminium alloy, often referred to as an architectural alloy. It is most commonly used in the 6063T6 temper which is solution heat treated and artificially aged. 6063A is a variation of the alloy with greater strength.
6063 is generally supplied in standard extrusions, tube, bar and rod.
When extrusion is required, 6063T6 is mainly used when a standard stock shape such as right angled extrusion or square box section can be used for an application. When a standard off the shelf product such as these cannot be used and a more bespoke product is required we advise customers to consider using 6082T6 or for a more high tensile strength product 7075T6 would be advisable.
Main Attributes of Aluminium 6063:
- Aesthetically pleasing finish
- High corrosion resistance
- Medium strength
- Good surface finish
- Good electrical conductivity
- Easily anodised
- Relatively high tensile properties
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Detailed information about 6063 for designers including technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.
Similar or obsolete designation and trade names
You may also see 6063 referred to as:
- Most common temper:
- Other common tempers:
- AA6063 / AA6063-T6
- Al Mg0.7Si
- ASTM B210
- ASTM B221
- ASTM B241 (Pipe- Seamless)
- ASTM B345 (Pipe- Seamless)
- ASTM B361
- ASTM B429
- ASTM B483
- ASTM B49
- MIL G-18014
- MIL G-18015
- MIL P-25995
- MIL W-85
- QQ A-200/9
- SAE J454
- UNS A96063
6063 Components, Applications & Industries
Typical Components & Applications:
- Architectural applications
- Window frames
- Air cylinders
- Construction tube
- Recreation equipment
- Storage tanks
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6063 Machining Service - 6063 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 6063 machining 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 are regularly machining aluminium 6063 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.