Kaiser Aluminum alloy 6061 has excellent joining characteristics and good acceptance of coatings (anodizing response). It is used in applications where weldability and corrosion resistance are needed. The alloy is typically used in fittings, brake pistons, computer parts, couplings, and valves. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, tensile properties, and shear strength as well as fatigue. It also includes information on corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, joining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: AL-360. Producer or source: Tennalum, A Division of Kaiser Aluminum. Originally published March 1999, corrected October 1999.