BENKAM company widely uses aluminum alloys of series: 1ххх, 6ххх, and also 7ххх. Due to the structural advantages of the 6xxx series alloys, the majority of the world market uses alloys of this particular series, because their strength, surface finishability, and operational properties make it possible to use it in virtually all areas of the industry. Below, there are the most common alloys that BENKAM can provide:
Types of alloys
This alloy is used for building structures and is used only for extruded profiles. It has a fairly high strength and, at the same time, can be pressed into more complex profiles than 6082 and 6061 alloys. Special advantage is in pressing thin-walled hollow profiles.
The alloy with the highest compressibility (easy pressing) and the lowest sensitivity to hardening is the "European" aluminum alloy 6060 due to the lowest concentration of alloying elements. Typical applications: windows, stairs, handrails, truck body parts.
Alloy 6063 has a finer grain structure than the 6060, provides a better cosmetic appearance after anodizing. It has high corrosion resistance and good workability and weldability. Common use includes a cylinder tube, electrical bus conductors and architectural applications.
Aluminum alloy 6082 is most widely used in construction. Usually, this alloy is the main building aluminum alloy for both welded structures and structures without the use of welding. Alloy 6082 is a high-strength alloy, which is used in various types of aluminum rolled products.