6061 aluminum provides good corrosion resistance, strength, machinability, and weldability
Unpolished (mill) surface has no finish
Heat treated for increased strength
The 6061 aluminum rod sample pack includes nine rods that are 36" long and have an unpolished (mill) surface and a T6 temper. The pack contains one each of the following diameters: 0.25", 0.3125", 0.375", 0.5", 0.625", 0.75", 1", 1.25", and 1.5". The 6061 aluminum alloy is a general-purpose material that combines good corrosion resistance, strength, machinability, and weldability. It resists stress corrosion cracking, is heat treatable, and has a T6 temper, meaning it has been heat treated for increased strength.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight compared to steel, brass, and copper, and have high strength-to-weight ratios. They offer good corrosion resistance and conductivity of heat and electricity, as well as moderate formability and machinability. Aluminum alloys include elements that modify the aluminum to achieve specific properties such as better weldability or greater strength. All series of aluminum alloys are nonmagnetic. Aluminum alloys have temper designations, indicating that the material has undergone a process to achieve certain properties of strength and hardness.
Tensile strength, used to indicate the material’s overall strength, is the peak stress it can withstand before it breaks. Corrosion resistance describes the material's ability to prevent deterioration caused by atmosphere, moisture, or other medium. Wear resistance indicates the ability to prevent surface damage caused by contact with other surfaces. Toughness describes the material's ability to absorb energy before breaking, while hardness (commonly measured as indentation hardness) describes its resistance to permanent surface deformation. Formability indicates how easily the material can be permanently shaped. Machinability describes how easily it can be cut, shaped, finished, or otherwise machined, while weldability characterizes the ability to be welded.
What's in the Box?
0.25" diameter x 36" length rod
0.3125" diameter x 36" length rod
0.375" diameter x 36" length rod
0.5" diameter x 36" length rod
0.625" diameter x 36" length rod
0.75" diameter x 36" length rod
1" diameter x 36" length rod
1.25" diameter x 36" length rod
1.5" diameter x 36" length rod
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I feel like this was a great deal. With Prime and free shipping I could never have gotten it delivered for less. There is a lot of aluminum bar here, more than you imagine when you order it. Ship this in a sturdy box next time Amazon!
It would be nice if the offer had details of what was being offered...for example, the diameters of the rods bring sold. Not going to sell many based on a picture with no scale and just saying there are 9 of them! Unless I can just pay for them with 9 bills of my choosing without saying which denominations they'll be?
Ordered a set of these because the selection of sizes was just what was needed for various DIY projects and the prices were well below what hardware stores charge. Very satisfied with this product.
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