Aluminum 6063 grade is often referred to as architectural alloy. It is an extrusion alloy with relatively high tensile properties, weld ability and high corrosion resistance. It has excellent finishing characteristics. Incidentally, 6063 is the most popular alloy in the 6000 series and is used in a variety of applications that require both strength and appearance.
It is the most common alloy used for aluminum extrusions. Normally, 6063 Aluminum Extrusion scrap shall consist of clean aluminum profile extrusions including window, shop fittings, irrigation tubes and door frames. However, it must be free of screws, iron components, plastics, rubber or other foreign materials.
6061 Aluminum Extrusions scrap carry significant value. The different grades of 6000 series of Aluminum Extrusions are difficult to identify using naked eyes. Scrap yards often use metal analyzers to determine the various grades.
Local scrap yards are places where one could sell a wide variety of scrap materials including 6061 Aluminum Extrusions scrap. The prices will be determined by the yards depending on the quality of the material and can vary from one yard to another.
The 6000 series alloys are primarily used in the aluminum extrusion industry. As per estimates nearly 70% of aluminum extrusions are made of 6061 and 6063. The various alloys differ in properties including extrudability and strength. The versatility of these alloys make it the most popular for making extruded products.