Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals on earth and is one of the most used materials within the construction industry. Due to its many material advantages, aluminum bar can be used to provide structure and support to a wide range of applications.

Industrial Metal Supply, Co. is an industry leading aluminum bar supplier. We supply numerous styles of aluminum bar, including 6061 aluminum bar and 6063 aluminum bar. If you have any questions regarding our aluminum bar options, contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

Aluminum Bar Shapes 

Aluminum bar comes standard in a variety of styles and shapes. The shape of the aluminum bar usually dictates what the aluminum bar will be used for. Industrial Metal Supply Co. carries a large quantity of aluminum bars, some of which include:


6061 Aluminum Square Bar

  • Available in ASTM-B221. Aluminum 6061 square bar is ideal for applications such as engineering or structural applications for a wide variety of components.
    • Heat Treatable
    • Excellent Corrosion Resistance
    • Good Workability
    • Good Machinability

6061 Aluminum Rectangle Bar

  • Also known as aluminum flat bar, aluminum 6061 rectangle bar is well suited for aerospace, marine, electronic, and structural applications.
    • Good strength-to-weight ratio
    • Good corrosion resistance
    • Good machinability
    • Excellent weldability

6061 Aluminum Hex Bar

  • Aluminum 6061 hex bar is ideal for applications including valves, fittings, couplings, aerospace components.
    • Can be hot worked or cold worked
    • Good machinability
    • Excellent weldability
    • Good electrical conductivity

6061 Aluminum Round Bar

  • Aluminum 6061 round bar is commonly used for fabrication projects like shafts, dowels, and pins.
    • Excellent weldability
    • Good machinability
    • Good wear resistance
    • Poor formability

6063 Aluminum Rectangle Bar

  • Aluminum 6063 rectangle bar is ideal for ornamental or architectural applications.
    • Excellent corrosion resistance
    • Lower strength-to-weight ratio than 6061 aluminum

Differences between 6061 and 6063 Aluminum Bar

Aluminum Bar 6061

  • Aluminum bar 6061 is a structural aluminum alloy that maintains extremely good mechanical properties. 6061 is considered a wrought alloy, as opposed to a casting alloy, which means that it can be extruded, rolled, or forged into a variety of shapes.
Aluminum bar 6061 is highly suitable for applications such as building products, electrical products, piping, and recreational products.

Aluminum Bar 6063

  • Aluminum 6063 is one of the most popular aluminum extrusion alloys on the market. Often referred to as architectural aluminum, 6063 is often used within architectural applications. This medium strength alloy is often used for applications such as railings, window frames, door frames, roofs and more.
For more detailed information about the differences between aluminum alloys 6061 and 6063, please check out our blog post.

Aluminum Bar Advantages

Aluminum is non-toxic and can be used in a wide range of industrial applications. Aluminum bar is extremely reflective and is non-combustible, which means that it will not burn. Some of the other benefits of aluminum bar products include: 
  • Durable
  • Ductile
  • Malleable
  • Conductive
  • Odorless
  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Resistant to corrosion

Aluminum Bar Applications 

Aluminum bar is produced through an extrusion process and is elongated using dies. Aluminum bar can be produced into a variety of different shapes and can be used for many different industrial applications.  Aluminum bar has many different uses and industrial applications due to its light weight, corrosion resistance, and excellent machinability. Aluminum bar continues to be the choice metal for many different industrial applications including: 
  • Medical Assembly
  • Aircraft Construction
  • Structural components
  • Commercial Transportation

How is Aluminum Bar Manufactured?

Aluminum bar is most commonly manufactured through the process of extrusion. In extrusion, aluminum bar is manufactured by pushing the material through a die that is under pressure. As the aluminum is pushed through the pressure filled die, it is processed into the producer’s desired shape, which is either square, rectangle, hex, or round. 

Contact Industrial Metal Supply for your Aluminum Bar Needs Today 

Stop by one of our Southern California or Arizona locations today to check out our diverse inventory of aluminum bar products. We are your premiere 6061 and 6063 aluminum bar suppliers.
 
Contact us today for your aluminum bar needs, or request a quote today.