Aluminum Alloy 6101 Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Aluminum alloy 6101 wire mesh is a precipitation-hardened family “6000 series” aluminum alloy. It offers one of the highest levels of both electrical and thermal conductivity among all the “6000 series” aluminum alloys. When compared to aluminum alloy 1350, aluminum alloy 6101 offers comparable levels of electrical conductivity (slightly lower) while providing much greater strength. As with other aluminum alloys, aluminum 6101 offers excellent corrosion resistance, even in extremely corrosive environments. It is primarily alloyed with both added magnesium (0.525%) and silicon (0.5%), which allow AA 6101 to respond to heat-treatment, and support its general corrosion resistance. Some characteristics of aluminum alloy 6101 wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Precipitation-hardened family “6000 series” aluminum alloy.
  • One of the highest levels of electrical & thermal conductivity of the “6000 series” aluminum alloys.
  • Superior electrical & thermal conductivity combined with moderate strength.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance in broad range of extremely corrosive environments.
  • Easily cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

Aluminum alloy 6101 wire cloth is principally used in electronics and other applications where high conductivity and moderate strength are required. In situations where similar levels of electrical conductivity as offered by AA 1350 are required, but greater strength is needed, aluminum alloy 6101 is often substituted.

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Common Aliases

Aluminum alloy 6101 is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS A96101
  • AA 6101
  • E-AlMgSi
  • 91E Aluminum

Aluminum Alloy 6101 Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS A96101 - Aluminum Alloy 6101 Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AlloyStandard(s)Limits
(%)
Manganese
(Mn)
Silicon
(Si)
Chromium
(Cr)
Copper
(Cu)
Iron
(Fe)
Magnesium
(Mg)
Zinc
(Zn)
Boron
(B)
Aluminum
(Al)
Other EachOther Total
A96101
Aluminum Alloy 6101
ASTM B317Min00.30000.3500000
Max0.030.70.030.10.50.70.10.06Balance0.030.1

Typical Standards

Aluminum 6101 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 6101 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 6101 wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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