The Difference of Three States of 6061 Aluminum Plate and Its Main Uses
6061 aluminium sheet has high strength, good corrosion resistance and anti-oxidation effect. It is widely used in automatic mechanical parts, precision processing, automobile chassis, cake mould and so on. It is popular with the majority of users. But what is the difference between the three states of 6061 aluminium sheet T6, F and O?
The main alloying elements of 6061 aluminium sheet are magnesium and silicon, which have medium strength, good corrosion resistance and good oxidation effect. 6061 aluminium sheet is widely used after heat treatment. 6061 aluminium sheet is used in automatic mechanical parts, precision processing and various die manufacturing.
Commonly used status of 6061 aluminium sheet:
The state of T6 is the most widely used in 6061 aluminium alloy. The state of 6061 medium and heavy plate is quenched, sliced, stretched, aged, sawed, polished and packaged by medium and heavy plate. The whole production cycle is about 10 days. After solid solution heat treatment, it does not need cold processing. It can be straightened and leveled, but it does not affect the mechanical properties.
F state is the free working state of 6061 aluminium alloy. It is suitable for special products with work hardening and heat treatment conditions in the forming process. F-state production cycle is very short: medium and heavy plate slicing-sawing machine-polishing (or not polishing, according to customer requirements) - packaging, the entire process can be arranged smoothly for 3 days to ship, F-state mechanical properties do not require specifications, customers according to their own needs can re-heat the F-state processing, production into the required state of use. The corresponding price is also the cheapest.
The O state is the lowest strength processed product of 6061 aluminium alloy after complete annealing. It is suitable for the production of 6061 aluminium alloy sheets below 8.0. Its production process is as follows: thickness of cold rolled products - cleaning by stretching and bending rectification - complete annealing - flying shear (or stretching and bending rectified products) - packaging and storage, and the production cycle is only second to that of T6.
Application of 6061 Alloy Aluminum Plate in Automotive Chassis
Vehicle chassis is the main frame of vehicle chassis. The power parts of all vehicles, including engines, axles, gearboxes, differential and suspension systems, are mounted on the chassis.
The function of the automobile chassis is to support and install the automobile engine and its components and assemblies, to form the overall shape of the automobile, and to accept the power of the engine, so that the automobile can generate movement and ensure normal driving. At the same time, a good chassis can ensure the safety of the driver's life.
At present, the lightweight of automobile is a major trend. The lightweight of automobile is to optimize the design of automobile products or use new materials by using modern design methods and effective means. Under the premise of ensuring the comprehensive performance indicators of automobile, the comprehensive indicators of weight reduction, energy saving, emission reduction and safety can be achieved.
Automobile lightweight has the following advantages: 1. Lightweight. Aluminum is at least 100 kg lighter than traditional steel. Enhance power, fuel economy and maneuverability. 2. Corrosion resistance. Durability is higher than steel. 3. Safer. Aluminum absorbs twice as much energy as steel.