In automobile manufacturing, 6063 alloy is usually used to make components such as door frames, roofs, window frames, front and rear bumpers, and other components such as roof racks and trunks. This is because the 6063 alloy has high strength and stiffness, while being light in weight, which helps to improve the fuel economy and performance of the vehicle.
Why choose Chalco 6063 O/T4 aluminum sheet for automotive body structural parts
Automotive IATF16949 standard
Chalco Aluminum has passed the requirements of the automotive IATF16949 standard audited by BSI (British Standards Institution), providing quality compliance for continuously expanding the automotive product market and achieving high-quality development.
Well-known brand material certifications
Chalco Aluminum serves Tesla, Ford, Shanghai Automobile, Weilai Automobile, Beiqi New Energy, Changan Automobile and other famous new energy automobile manufacturers. Some models of automotive plate material certification.
6063 Automotive body structural parts specification
Since the specific application size of 6063 aluminum alloy in different parts of the car varies with the model and the type of parts, the following list is only the size range of 6063 Automotive body structural parts for typical applications produced by Chalco, for reference only:
|6063 aluminum alloy door frame||Thickness: 1-2mm, width and length vary according to car models, usually in the range of 1000-2000mm.|
|6063 aluminum alloy window frame||Thickness: 1-2mm, width and length vary according to car models, usually in the range of 1000-2000mm.|
|6063 aluminum alloy radiator||Thickness: 1-2mmm, width and length vary according to car models, usually in the range of 300-600mm.|
|6063 aluminum alloy cooler||Cooler: 1-2mm, width and length vary according to the model, usually in the range of 300-600mm.|
|6063 aluminum alloy suspension system parts||Thickness: 1-3mm, width and length vary according to specific parts, such as wheel suspension brackets are usually in the range of 200-500mm.|
|6063 aluminum alloy brake system parts||Thickness: 1-2mm, width and length vary according to specific parts, such as brake calipers, usually in the range of 100-300mm.|
6063 aluminum alloy production standards in the automotive industry
JIS H4001:2006: this standard stipulates the chemical composition, physical properties and mechanical properties of different types of aluminum alloy materials, including 6063 aluminum alloy materials. The 6063 aluminum alloy products produced by this standard can be used to manufacture components such as door frames, window frames, and roof racks.
ASTM B221-14: this standard specifies the requirements and specifications for the manufacture of aluminum alloy materials, including 6063 aluminum alloy materials. The 6063 aluminum alloy products produced by this standard can be used to manufacture structural parts and shell parts of automobiles.
GB/T 5237.1-2012: this standard specifies the requirements and specifications for different types of aluminum alloy profiles, including 6063 aluminum alloy profiles. The 6063 aluminum alloy products produced by this standard can be used to manufacture door frames, window frames, roof racks, body structural parts and other components.
AMS-QQ-A-200/9: this standard specifies the requirements for chemical composition, physical properties and mechanical properties used to manufacture aluminum alloy profiles, including 6063 aluminum alloy materials. The 6063 aluminum alloy products produced by this standard can be used to manufacture structural parts and shell parts of automobiles.
Chemical composition of 6063 aluminium alloy
|Mg||0.4 - 0.9|
6063 automotive body structural parts mechanical properties
|Temper||Tensile Strength（MPa）||Yield Strength（MPa）||Elongation in 2" (%)||Hardness (Brinell)|
|6063-O Natural aging||≥90||≥40||≥12||≤55|
|6063-T4 Nrtificial aging||≥190||≥110||≥8||≤75|
6063 surface treatment of aluminum alloy auto parts
6063, surface treatment is very important as it improves the corrosion resistance and aesthetics of the part. Here are some common surface treatments:
Anodizing treatment: improves corrosion resistance by forming an oxide film on the aluminum surface. Oxidation treatment can use anodic oxidation or sulfuric acid oxidation and other methods, common colors are black, silver, gold, blue and so on.
Polishing treatment: polishing treatment can make the aluminum surface smoother and improve its aesthetics. Commonly used polishing methods include mechanical polishing, chemical polishing and electrolytic polishing.
Spray treatment: improve corrosion resistance and aesthetics by spraying specific paint or pigments on the aluminum surface. Common spray coatings include coating paint, polyimide, etc.
Coating treatment: improve corrosion resistance and aesthetics by coating a layer of metal or alloy on the aluminum surface. Common coatings include chrome plating, nickel plating, and electro-galvanizing.
When choosing a surface treatment, factors such as the specific use of the part, the characteristics of the material, and the cost need to be considered.
Specific application of 6063 aluminum alloy in automobiles
The application size of 6063 aluminum alloy in automotive parts varies with specific applications. The following are some typical application introductions:
Automobile body structure: in the automobile body structure, 6063 aluminum alloy is often used in the production of door frames, roof frames, window frames and other parts. These parts usually require high strength and rigidity, so the 6063 aluminum alloy is required to have good strength and plasticity, as well as certain corrosion resistance and formability. The size and shape of these parts vary from model to model and often require custom production.
Engine parts: 6063 aluminum alloy is also commonly used in the production of automotive engine parts, such as radiators, coolers, etc. These parts usually require good thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance and formability for long-term stable operation in high temperature and high pressure environments. The size and shape of these parts also vary depending on the specific application, often requiring custom manufacturing.
Chassis structural parts: 6063 aluminum alloy can also be used to produce automotive chassis structural parts, such as suspension system parts, braking system parts, etc. These parts usually need to have a certain strength and rigidity, but also need to have good corrosion resistance and formability. The size and shape of these parts also vary depending on the specific application, often requiring custom manufacturing.
It should be noted that the specific application size varies depending on the car brand, model and component type, so the size of 6063 aluminum alloy parts in different application scenarios will also be different.
6063 alloy automotive body structural parts price
The price of 6063 aluminum alloy for automobile supports: (LME ingot price+processing fee)×weight+packaging fee+transportation fee
The price of 6063 aluminum alloy will be affected by many factors, such as market supply and demand, raw material prices, processing costs, specifications and sizes, etc. Different manufacturers and suppliers may have different pricing strategies and price levels. In addition, it is also affected by factors such as currency exchange rate and international economic situation.
Therefore, please contact Chalco aluminum for inquiry, we will provide you with the best quotation and service.
The benefits of 6063 aluminum alloy plate applied to auto parts
Light weight: the density of 6063 aluminum alloy is only 1/3 of that of iron, so it can significantly reduce the overall weight of the car, improve fuel economy and vehicle performance.
High strength: 6063 aluminum alloy can be heat-treated to obtain higher strength, and has excellent corrosion resistance, which can prolong the service life of auto parts.
Good formability: 6063 aluminum alloy is easy to process into parts of different shapes, and can be processed by extrusion, casting, rolling and other processing methods to meet different production needs.
High recyclability: 6063 aluminum alloy is a recyclable material, which can be recycled and reused, which is in line with the concept of sustainable development.
To sum up, 6063 aluminum alloy products have important application prospects in automobile manufacturing and can bring many advantages.