6061 aluminum sheet is a popular material due to its strength, low weight, formability and resistance to moisture, heat and corrosion. 6061 aluminum sheet has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 42,000 psi and yield strength of at least 35,000 psi making it ideal for a wide range of applications. 6061 aluminum is the most widely used aluminum grade.
6063 aluminum sheet is very similar to 6061 aluminum sheet. The main alloying elements of 6063 aluminum alloy are magnesium and silicon, which have excellent processing performance, excellent weld-ability, good mechanical properties, extrusion and plating, good corrosion resistance, toughness, easy polishing, upper coating, and excellent anodizing effect. The most common used temper of aluminum sheet 6063 is T1, T5 and T6, 6063 has an ultimate tensile strength with every temper. The thickness of aluminium sheet 6063 is 0.3 to 600 mm, the width is 500 to 2600 mm, the length is 500 to 16000 mm.
6061 aluminum sheet and 6063 aluminum sheet are both belong to the 6000 series aluminum alloy, they are similar but still have difference. The main alloying elements of 6061 and 6063 aluminum alloy are magnesium and silicon. 6061 aluminum has more alloy elements content than 6063 aluminum. With excellent processing performance, excellent weldability, extrusion and electroplating, good corrosion resistance, toughness. Easy to polish, coated, and anodized, is a typical extruded alloy.