Aluminum Alloy 6201 Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Aluminum alloy 6201 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 6201 offers comparable levels of electrical conductivity (slightly lower) while providing much greater strength. When compared to aluminum alloy 6101, it has slightly higher additions of both magnesium (0.75%) and silicon (0.7%) causing AA 6201 to have a similar level of electrical conductivity but even greater strength than aluminum alloy 6101. As with other aluminum alloys, aluminum 6201 offers excellent corrosion resistance, even in extremely corrosive environments. AA 6201 does respond to heat-treatment. Some characteristics of aluminum alloy 6201 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 greater strength than AA 6101.
  • Excellent corrosion resistance in broad range of extremely corrosive environments.
  • Easily cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

Aluminum alloy 6201 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 6201 is often substituted. Similarly, in situations where similar levels of electrical conductivity as offered by AA 6101 are required, but even greater strength is needed, aluminum alloy 6201 is often used instead.

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Common Aliases

Aluminum alloy 6201 is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS A96201
  • AA 6201
  • AlMg1SiCu

Aluminum Alloy 6201 Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS A96201 - Aluminum Alloy 6201 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
A96201
Aluminum Alloy 6201
ASTM B398Min00.50000.600000
Max0.030.90.030.10.50.90.10.06Balance0.030.1

Typical Standards

Aluminum 6201 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 6201 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 6201 wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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