Aluminium 6082 Alloy

6082 aluminium has the highest strength of all the 6000 series alloys.

The higher strength of Aluminium alloy 6082 has seen it supersede 6061 in many applications. The extra-large amount of manganese dictates the grain structure which as a result gives you a stronger alloy.

In the T6 and T651 temper, Aluminium alloy 6082 machines well and gives off tight coils of swarf when chip breakers are introduced.

Often referred to as a 'structural alloy', 6082 or HE30 as it is also known can be used in projects that have high stress involved such as cranes and bridges. The alloy offers excellent corrosion resistance and has replaced 6061 in many areas. The extruded version is not as smooth as other 6000 series alloys.

Key Features:

6082 offers good excellent with excellent corrosion resistance. Available in bar, plate, sheet and tube, the alloy is used in many structural applications.

Typical Applications:

  • Roof trusses
  • Precision Engineering Projects
  • Milk churns
  • Bridges
  • Cranes
  • Ore skips


Workability - Cold: Good

Machinability: Good

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6082 has excellent weldability but strength suffers in the weld zone. When welded to itself, alloy 4043 wire is ideal. If welding 6082 to 7005, then the wire used should be alloy 5356.

Weldability – Gas: Good

Weldability – Arc: Good

Weldability – Resistance: Good

Brazability: Good

Solderability: Good

Alloy Also Known as:

Aluminium alloy 6082 is also referred to as the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:



DIN 3.2315

EN AW-6082

ISO: Al Si1MgMn



Physical Property Value
Density 2.70 g/cm³
Melting Point 555 °C
Thermal Expansion 24 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 180 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.038 x10^-6 Ω .m


Plate - 6.00m to 12.5mm

Mechanical Property Value
Proof Stress 255 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 300 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 9 Min %
Hardness Brinell 91 HB


Plate - 12.5mm to 100.00mm

Mechanical Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 295 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 89 HB


Plate - 100.00mm to 150.00mm

Mechanical Property Value
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 275 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 84 HB
Elongation A 6 Min %


Chemical Composition

Chemical Composition

Spec: BS EN 573-3:2009

Alloy 6082

Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.40 - 1.00
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.50
Magnesium (Mg) 0.60 - 1.20
Silicon (Si) 0.70 - 1.30
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.20
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.25
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Aluminium (Al) Balance


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