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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
Detailed information about 6063 for designers can be found in the tabs below.
6063 Machining Service - 6063 Milling & Turning
Penta Precision supplies highly accurate aluminium machined parts throughout the UK. Customers turn to us when they have had quality and delivery issues with their existing suppliers and need a reliable precision machining partner.
We communicate well with customers, we take care with the projects placed with us and we are consistent in our service delivery. See our Proven Process page to find out more about our winning formula.
"Penta has responded quickly and efficiently to our requests which have been very demanding. Without their support we would have struggled to meet our deadlines. It has been a real pleasure to work with a dedicated engineering team that take on board the work load and deliver a good quality component on time." Mike - R & D Engineer
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
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.