By Kari Williamson

Aluminium 6061 is a general purpose alloy, and sees wide application in aerospace, transportation, consumer products, medical, and other industries.

In development at MTI since January 2011, Aluminium 6061 was released with full T6 heat treatment properties in late March 2012. This material is precipitation hardened and heat treated to exceed the minimum requirement of the AMS standards for 6061-T6, MTI says.