Aluminium 6101 T6 bars are a form of aluminium alloy containing magnesium and silicon as its main alloying elements. It is a medium-to-high-strength wrought material which offers excellent corrosion resistance and weldability. Its composition includes 0.5–0.9% Silicon, 0.6–1% Magnesium, 0.2-0.6% Iron, a maximum of 0.35 Manganese, and other trace elements, including Copper, Titanium, Chromium, and zinc, among others, making up the balance of its composition, by weight.
Aluminium 6101 T6 bars are popular due to their exceptional properties. Their low weight and corrosion resistance make them an ideal choice for aerospace, transportation and marine applications. They have higher electrical and thermal conductivities than other alloys, excellent weldability, superior strength-to-weight ratios and very good formability when used in cold temperature work environments.