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As we all know that 6063 aluminum alloy can have difference temper. T5 and T6 is normally used temper. Today we are going to take you to know the T66 temper. Also, we will tell you the difference between 6063 T6 and 6063 T66.
What is 6063 T66?
6063-T66 aluminum is 6063 aluminum in the T66 temper. To achieve this temper, the metal is solution heat-treated and artificially aged, with additional process control to yield more favourable properties.
Here is the explanation of the T66 temper in EN515 standard
T66: Cooled from an elevated temperature forming operation & artificially aged (precipitation hardened) to a higher level of mechanical properties through special control of manufacturing processes. Press quenching required.
As mentioned above, T66 is one of the tempers of aluminum alloy. Therefore, the chemical of 6063 T66 is same as the chemical of 6063. T66 can achieve higher hardness requirements for aluminum profiles (above 13.5 hardness of Webster hardness)
Chemical Composition of Alloy 6063
Both 6063-T6 aluminum and 6063-T66 aluminum are variants of the same material. They share alloy composition and many physical properties, but develop different mechanical properties as a result of different processing.
The Mechanical properties
The difference between Aluminum alloy 6063 T6 and 6063 T66
1. The technology of 6063 T6 and 6063 T66 is difference.
6063 T6 is Solution heat treated & artificially aged (precipitation hardened) Press quenching required.
2. The Mechanical Properties of 6063 T6 is difference with T66.
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