Billets

Aluminij Industries offers a wide range of aluminium alloys all held up to the European standard EN 573-3:2013 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Chemical composition and form of wrought products. Aluminij PLM13 series billets are produced by semi-continuous vertical casting using Wagstaff technology-AirSlip (Air Casting Process). Billets are further extruded into profiles, bars, and tubes of different shapes and for various applications. They can also be used to produce electrical conductors. The final application of billets depends on the alloy that the billets are cast in.

Materials from which our billets are cast include wrought alloys, with chemical composition stipulated by international standards. Aluminij offers homogenized AlMgSi billets from 6xxxx series, one of the most popular alloys with our customers are 6005, 6060, 6061, 6063 and 6082 alloys. 6xxx series provide a wide spectrum of alloys with specific properties for our customers’ needs. Please feel free to contact our sales department regarding any inquiry about any of our 6xxx alloys.

Billets are homogenized in continuous Homogenizing furnaces from HERTWICH, which are also equipped with a UT inspection of the billets. A fully automated and controlled process of UT inspection and gradual cooling of the billets provide a high quality of the final product.

To ensure our billets match international standards for chemical composition, metal from every casting is tested with ARL Metal Analyzers.

The maximum casting length of our billets is 7 meters with diameters as presented in the table below.

DIAMETER (mm) 152 178 203 228 254
WEIGHT (kg/m) 49 67.2 87.3 110 137

6005

Alloy 6005 with properties between those of alloys 6061 and 6082 can be used interchangeably with those alloys. This alloy is used to produce standard and custom shape extrusions with a solid or hollow design, and is considered a medium strength aluminium alloy with excellent corrosion resistance.

Alloy 6005 is typically applied in producing structures such as:

  • Railway and bus profile structures;
  • Pylons, platforms and pipelines;
  • Portable ladders;
  • Tubing for furniture
Chemical composition according to EN 573-3 is as follows:
Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Ga V Others Aluminium
Each Total
6005 0.6-0.9 ≤0.35 ≤0.10 ≤0.10 0.4-0.6 ≤0.1 - ≤0.1 ≤0.1 - - 0.05 0.15 Reminder

6060

Alloy 6060 is used primarily for structures requiring good strength, a very good surface finish and good anodizing response, such as profiles for windows, doors, entrance lots, ceilings and furniture. It has a very good corrosion resistance and very good weldability.

Alloy 6060 is typically used for a wide range of applications such as:

  • Architectural sections, enclosing structures;
  • Irrigation, heating and cooling pipes;
  • Furniture and office equipment;
  • Electronic modules, electro motor housing.
Chemical composition according to EN 573-3 is as follows:
Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Ga V Others Aluminium
Each Total
6060 0.3-0.6 0.1-0.3 ≤0.1 ≤0.1 0.35-0.6 0.05 - ≤0.15 ≤0.1 - - 0.05 0.15 Reminder

6061

Alloy 6061 is heat-treatable, easily formed, weld-able, and is good at resisting corrosion, whether it’s an, aluminum plate, aluminum bar, or aluminum angle.

Alloy 6061 is typically applied in producing structures such as:

  • Boats;
  • Structural applications;
  • Furniture;
  • Engineering structures.
Chemical composition according to EN 573-3 is as follows:
Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Ga V Others Aluminium
Each Total
6061 0.4-0.8 ≤0.7 0.15-0.4 ≤0.15 0.8-1.2 0.04-0.35 - ≤0.25 ≤0.15 - - 0.05 0.15 Reminder

6063

Alloy 6063 is one of the most popular alloys in the 6000 series. It provides good structural strength, and very good corrosion resistance. The 6063 is commonly referred to as an architectural alloy, best suited for welding.

Alloy 6063 is typically applied in the following:

  • Producing profiles for windows, doors, railings and furniture;
  • Architectural structures and buildings;
  • Truck and trailer flooring;
  • Electrical components and conduit.
Chemical composition according to EN 573-3 is as follows:
Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Ga V Others Aluminium
Each Total
6063 0.2-0.6 ≤0.35 ≤0.1 ≤0.1 0.45-0.9 ≤0.1 - ≤0.1 ≤0.1 - - ≤0.05 ≤0.15 Reminder

6082

Alloy 6082 has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys, predominantly used as a structural alloy. This alloy is most commonly used for machining.

Alloy 6082 is typically used applied in producing structures such as:

  • Bridges;
  • Various transport applications;
  • Cranes;
  • Beer barrels, and milk churns.
Chemical composition according to EN 573-3 is as follows:
Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Ni Zn Ti Ga V Others Aluminium
Each Total
6082 0.7-1.3 ≤0.5 ≤0.1 0.4-1.0 0.6-1.2 ≤0.25 - ≤0.2 ≤0.1 - - 0.05 0.15 Reminder