AA Standards Grade 6082 O

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Aluminium alloy 6082 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys. Alloy 6082 is known as a structural alloy. In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining. As a relatively new alloy, the higher strength of 6082 has seen it replace 6061 in many applications. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy. It is difficult to produce thin walled, complicated extrusion shapes in alloy 6082. The extruded surface finish is not as smooth as other similar strength alloys in the 6000 series. In the T6 and T651 temper, alloy 6082 machines well and produces tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are used. Aluminium alloy 6082 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent: AA6082 HE30 DIN 3.2315 EN AW-6082 ISO: Al Si1MgMn A96082

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2.7 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

72 GPa

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16 %

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Hardness, Brinell

40 [-]

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Plane-Strain Fracture Toughnes

22 - 35 MPa·√m

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Typical for Wrought 6000 Series Aluminium

Poisson's ratio

0.33 [-]

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Shear modulus

26 - 26.5 GPa

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Tensile strength

130 - 150 MPa

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Yield strength

83 MPa

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Yield strength Rp0.2

85 MPa

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Coefficient of thermal expansion

2.3E-5 1/K

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Melting point

555 - 580 °C

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Specific heat capacity

890 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

180 - 220 W/(m·K)

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Electrical conductivity

2.10E+7 - 3.40E+7 S/m

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Electrical resistivity

3.8E-8 Ω·m

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Chemical properties



95.2 - 98.3 %



0 - 0.25 %


0 - 0.1 %


0 - 0.5 %


0.6 - 1.2 %


0.4 - 1 %


0 - 0.15 %

each 0.05, total 0.15, Rest Al,Total


0.7 - 1.3 %


0 - 0.1 %


0 - 0.2 %

Technological properties

Application areas

Highly stressed applications, Trusses, Bridges, Cranes, Transport applications, Ore skips, Beer barrels, Milk churns



General machinability


Soldering general



6082 has very good weldability but strength is lowered in the weld zone. When welded to itself, alloy 4043 wire is recommended. If welding 6082 to 7005, then the wire used should be alloy 5356. Gas: Good; Arc: Good; Resistance: Good


Cold: Good