The automotive industry has increasingly higher requirements for environmental protection and light weight. With its good performance and light weight, 6xxx aluminum has become the most widely used lightweight material for car body.
The strength of ordinary steel for vehicles is about 240MPa, high-strength steel is 500-700MPa, and the strength of automotive aluminum sheet can 500MPa or more. Therefore, the specific strength of aluminium used in cars is higher.
Under the conditions of equal strength design, the all-aluminum body is more than 40% lighter than the steel body, and the aluminum alloy wheel reduces the weight by about 50%.
The commonly used aluminum alloys in automotive applications are 6082, 6016, 6060, 6101, 6111 and 6061 aluminum sheet. For example, European automobile manufacturers generally use 6016 aluminum plate with better forming properties as the ABS plate; American automobile manufacturers use 6111 aluminum with sufficient strength for body in white.
6016 aluminum is a kind of American deformed aluminum alloy. It has good forming properties,medium strength, good corrosion resistance, high toughness, light weight, excellent anodizing effect and good bake hardening properties, which is widely used for hood cover, car door, truck lid, roof panel,etc.
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Through heat treatment and pre-stretching process, 6016 aluminum sheet is widely used in spacecraft components and aircraft fuselage frames, rotors, wall panels and landing gear pillars and other important lightweight structural components.
It can be used in various parts and bodies of automobiles. An important indicator to measure the hemming performance of 6016 aluminum sheet is the bending limit. Generally speaking, 6016 aluminum with O temper is suitable for various bending processing.
The annealed 6016 aluminum will undergo age hardening during the natural aging process, and the hardness value has a tendency to greatly decrease and then increase. In industrial production, after applying "annealing treatment + natural aging" to 6016 aluminum alloy sheet, the most suitable application time is two months later.
The 6016 aluminum sheet price consists of aluminum ingot price and processing cost. After getting the specific aluminum sheet thickness, width, and length, we can provide you an accurate quotation. Its price is a little more expensive than 6061 and 6082 aluminum sheet.
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