Aluminum profile extrusion knowledge
You often deal with T5, T6, do you know T66?
Both 6060 and 6063 belong to 6 series aluminum alloy (Al-Mg-Si series), which are suitable for aluminum extrusion process.
T5 / T6 / T66 represent different heat treatment processes.
6063-T5 is the most common aluminum alloy and delivery status, and the most widely used as building profiles (like aluminum window frames).
6060-T66, higher strength, average mechanical properties 20-30Mpa higher than T6 [ T66 is a state strengthened by a special process under T6 (Solid Solution Strengthening + Full Artificial Aging) - can be found in European standards ].
6060-T66 has more products for medical devices, with stable performance and less deformation.