6063 aluminum plate belongs to aluminum-magnesium-silicon alloy, containing high magnesium-silicon composition, belongs to the heat treatment of alloys, usually has a higher wind pressure resistance, assembly performance, corrosion resistance, 6 series of aluminum state to the T state is dominated by the more is the state of the T5 and T6 two states.
What is the difference between of the T5 and T6 temper?
Next, let me introduce the difference between the two states.
1.T5 state refers to the aluminum extruded from the extruder with air cooling to rapidly reduce the temperature to achieve the required hardness requirements (Wechsler 8 ~ 12 hardness).
2.T6 state refers to the aluminum extruded from the extruder with water cooling to make the aluminum instantaneous cooling, so that the aluminum to achieve a higher hardness requirements (Wechsler 13.5 hardness or more).
The cooling time using air cooling is longer, usually 2-3 days, which we call natural aging; while the water cooling time is shorter, which we call artificial aging.The main difference between T5 and T6 state is in the strength, the strength of T6 state is higher than that of T5 state, and the performance in other aspects is similar. In terms of price, because of the difference in the production process, the price per ton of T6 state aluminum is about 3,000 yuan higher than T5 state.
Overall, both are a heat treatment, T5 is formed by high temperature and air-cooled quenching in the shortest possible time for artificial aging, T6 is solid solution treatment after artificial aging. T6 aluminum water-cooled form of aging is shorter, after molding the surface of the profile is more precise (so some brands call T6 profile for "high precision aluminum"), Wechsler Hardness is also higher.
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Multiple application scenarios for 6063 aluminum in different states
Alloy 6063 has medium strength, good corrosion resistance, weldability and machinability. It is very suitable for cnc processing, machining. Up to now at home and abroad, mostly 6063 is used as the raw material for architectural doors and windows, curtain walls, all kinds of industrial aluminum profile frames, aluminum radiators, railings, signage frames, mechanical parts, irrigation tubes, electrical/electronic equipment accessories, and furniture fittings.