Aluminum Alloy 6061 Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Aluminum alloy 6061 wire mesh is a precipitation-hardened family “6000 series” aluminum alloy. It is one of the most common general purpose aluminum alloys, and is the most readily available heat-treatable aluminum alloy. As with other aluminum alloys, aluminum 6061 offers excellent corrosion resistance, even in extremely corrosive environments. It is primarily alloyed with both added magnesium (1%) and silicon (0.6%), which allow AA 6061 to be strengthened by heat-treatment, in addition to enhancing its general-use versatility. Some characteristics of aluminum alloy 6061 wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Precipitation-hardened family “6000 series” aluminum alloy.
  • Good tensile strength vs. other aluminum grades.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance in broad range of extremely corrosive environments.
  • Resistant to corrosion even when surface abrasion is present.
  • Most readily available heat-treatable aluminum alloy.
  • Easily cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

Aluminum alloy 6061 wire cloth is principally used where post-weld heat-treatment (for strengthening), good corrosion resistance, and general versatility properties are required. These properties make AA 6061 one of the most common general purpose / heat-treatable aluminum alloys in use today. As such, industries and applications which commonly use aluminum alloy 6061 wire cloth include:

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  • Aerospace
  • Appliances
  • Architectural
  • Automotive
  • Boat/Yacht Fittings
  • General Industrial Use
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Marine Applications
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Wire Screens

Common Aliases

Aluminum alloy 6061 is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS A96061
  • AA 6061
  • AlMg1SiCu
  • 3.3214 Aluminum
  • H20 Aluminum

Aluminum Alloy 6061 Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS A96061 - Aluminum Alloy 6061 Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AlloyStandard(s)Limits
(%)
Manganese
(Mn)
Silicon
(Si)
Chromium
(Cr)
Titanium
(Ti)
Copper
(Cu)
Iron
(Fe)
Magnesium
(Mg)
Zinc
(Zn)
Aluminum
(Al)
Other EachOther Total
A96061
Aluminum Alloy 6061
ASTM B211Min00.40.0400.1500.80000
Max0.150.80.30.150.40.71.20.25Balance0.050.15

Typical Standards

Aluminum 6061 Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 76

Woven & Welded Wire Mesh:

  • HTS Code: 7616910000

Manufacture/Supply-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven or welded aluminum alloy 6061 wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, or filter cloth that you require. In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. aluminum 6061 wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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