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1.1 This specification covers extruded 6061-T6 aluminum-alloy standard structural profiles.
1.2 The profiles are limited to I-beams, H-beams, channels, angles, tees, and zees.
Note 1—For other extruded profiles in other alloys and tempers refer to Specification B 221.
1.3 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1 and ANSI H35.1(M). The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designation is that in preceded by A9, or A96061 for alloy 6061 in accordance with Practice E 527.
1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see .
1.5 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems will result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes
B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)
B647 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Webster Hardness Gage
B648 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Barcol Impressor
B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products
B807/B807M Practice for Extrusion Press Solution Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys
B881 Terminology Relating to Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products
B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere
E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis
E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
ANSI StandardsH35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products (Metric)
Federal StandardFed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.
AMS SpecificationsAMS 2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy/Raw Materials Available from SAE International (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, http://www.sae.org.
Military SpecificationsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
CEN EN StandardsEN 14242 Aluminum and aluminum alloys, Chemical analysis inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectral analysis. Available from European Committee for Standardization (CEN), 36 rue de Stassart, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium, http://www.cenorm.be.
ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)
UNSPSC Code 30102306(Aluminum profiles)
ASTM B308 / B308M-02, Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6061-T6 Standard Structural Profiles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top