Technical Information

Aluminium Alloy // BS-L - 6082

Chemical Element % Present
Chromium (Cr) 0.0 - 0.25
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.50
Magnesium (Mg) 0.50 - 1.20
Manganese (Mn) 0.40 - 1.00
Nickel (Ni) 0.0 - 0.10
Lead (Pb) 0.0 - 0.05
Silicon (Si) 0.70 - 1.30
Tin (Sn) 0.0 - 0.05
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.20
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.20
Aluminium (Al) Balance
Physical PropertyValue
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
Mechanical PropertyValue
Proof Stress 240 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 295 Min MPa
Elongation A50 mm 8 Min %
These Mechanical Properties apply to Plate in the T651 temper

Aluminium alloy L115 – 6082T6 is a medium strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the 6000 series alloys. Alloy 6082 is known as a structural alloy. In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for machining. As a relatively new alloy, the higher strength of 6082 has seen it replace 6061 in many applications. The addition of a large amount of manganese controls the grain structure which in turn results in a stronger alloy.
In T6 temper, the alloy machines well.

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy L115 has similarities to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalennt:

6082

Temper Types

The most common temper for L115 – 6082 aluminium is:

  • T651 - Solution heat treated, stress relieved by stretching then artificially aged

Supplied Forms

L115-6082 T651 aluminium is supplied in plate.

  • Plate

This Data is indicative only and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification. In particular, mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by the Company in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

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