6XXX aluminium plate alloys contain magnesium and silicon as the major alloying elements.
The principle 6XXX aluminium plate alloys are 6082 and 6061.
6082-T651 and 6061-T651 are now superseding low-carbon steels in structural applications where the benefits of lightness, specific stiffness, corrosion resistance and ease of fabrication can be exploited:
- Machined components
- Structural members
- Cargo containers