Lightweight with good heat conductivity makes aluminum tubing a preferred material for designing and engineering applications that benefit from its durability. Due to its physical properties, aluminum tube is often used for applications such as hydraulic systems, fuselage for aircraft, HVAC equipment, and small appliances.
 
Aluminum 6061 is a structural alloy that provides excellent weldability and medium-to-high strength properties. As an anodized metal, it can also be heat treated to improve corrosion resistance, making it a versatile aluminum alloy.
 
Aluminum 6063 has lower strength properties than aluminum 6061 making it suitable for architectural applications or building applications where strength is not required.
 
For additional information, please check out our blog post comparing AL 6061 and AL 6063.

Aluminum Tube Styles

Aluminum tube comes standard in a variety of styles and shapes. Industrial Metal Supply Co. carries a large inventory of aluminum tubing, some of which include:

Aluminum Square Tube.

6061 aluminum square tubing is ideal for industrial applications such as machine parts or recreational products. 6063 aluminum square tubing is ideal for general construction applications like frames and racks.

Aluminum Rectangle Tube

Available in 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum rectangular tubes. 6061 aluminum rectangular tubing is deal for structural components such as machine parts and platforms. 6063 aluminum rectangular tubing is ideal for applications such as lawn furniture or interior and exterior moldings.

Aluminum Round Tube 

Aluminum 6061 round tube is ideal for engineering structural applications like framework and couplers. Aluminum 6063 round tube is ideal for fabrication purposes like shelving or stair rails.

Aluminum Tubing Applications 

Aluminum tubing has a variety of industrial applications, some of which include: 
  • Structural components
  • Frames
  • Machine Parts
  • Truck & Marine Components
  • Marine fittings
  • Aerospace 

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