Aluminium alloy 6026 is a recent developed alloy meeting the following European Environmental Protection Directives:
# 2000/53/CE-ELV – For the automotive sector
# 2002/95/CE-RoHS – For the electrical and electronics sector
Alloy 6026 does not contain Tin (Sn) which can cause weakness and cracking of machined parts when subjected to stress and high temperature.
Alloy 6026 has excellent corrosion resistance and is suitable for anodising to provide both decorative and hard anodised finishes.
Alloy 6026 is a good alternative to alloys 6061 and 6082. Extruded Bars in alloy 6026 have the same minimum tensile strength as alloys 2011 & 2030.
6026 can be used in place of alloys 6082 or 6081, especially where the finished parts require extensive machining
~ Machined Parts – Especially on high speed automatic lathes
~ Decorative Anodising
~ Hard Anodising
~ Hot Forging
~ Automotive Components such as Brake Systems
~ Electrical & Electronic Parts
The most common temper for 6026 aluminium is:
- T9 - Solution heat treated, artificially aged and cold worked
Alloy 6026 is typically supplied as extruded and/or drawn bar
6026 can be used in place of alloys 6082 or 6081, especially where the finished parts require extensive machining on high speed automtatic lathes and machining centres
Weldability of alloy 6026 is good