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The general structural alloy 6061 is a balanced alloy containing silicon and magnesium in appropriate proportions to form magnesium silicide, which makes the alloy precipitation hardenable. This datasheet provides information on key alloy metallurgy, processing effects on physical and mechanical properties, and fabrication characteristics of this 6xxx series alloy.

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6061 and Alclad 6061: General Structural Alloy, Properties and Selection of Aluminum Alloys, Vol 2B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Kevin Anderson, John Weritz, J. Gilbert Kaufman, ASM International, 2019, p 388–393,

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