Active Standard ASTM B308 / B308M | Developed by Subcommittee: B07.03
Book of Standards Volume: 02.02
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This specification covers the standard structural profiles for 6061-T6 aluminum-alloy. The profiles are limited to I-beams, H-beams, channels, angles, tees, and zees, which shall be produced by hot extruding only. Chemical composition and tensile properties such as tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation shall conform to the limits herein provided. The determination of chemical composition shall be made in accordance with suitable chemical or spectrochemical methods. Tensile properties shall be tested with test methods for tension testing wrought and cast aluminum- and magnesium-alloy products.
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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 B221.
1.3 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1M. The equivalent Unified Numbering System alloy designation is that in Table 1 preceded by A9, or A96061 for alloy 6061 in accordance with Practice E527.
1.4 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.
1.5 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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 SpecificationsAMS2772 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 StandardsEN14242 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)