Laser Cut 6061 T6 Aluminum

Corrosion resistant, strong, and durable, laser cut 6061 aluminum is ideal for a wide variety of applications across automotive, aerospace and robotics. 6061 aluminum is also known for its weldability while maintaining strong impact loading performance. So whatever your next custom laser cut project is, 6061 checks all the boxes.

Custom parts starting from $29 per order.

Lightweight
Rust Free
STRONG

Laser cut 6061 aluminum, strong, and light

Our laser cut 6061 aluminum is commonly found in structural applications where toughness and corrosion resistance are of high importance. That’s pretty typical for aluminum alloys in general, but what makes this 6061 series stand out is its heat-treatability. The heat-treating process, called precipitation hardening, further strengthens the alloy without robbing it of key properties.

Used in a variety of applications

Many of our aluminum alloys are able to withstand tremendous amounts of vibration (also known as fatigue strength) making them perfectly suited for high-impact applications such as transportation and robotics. For any of these applications 6061 aluminum is a good middle of the road alloy, pairing the strength of 7075 with the malleability of 5052.

  • Construction

  • Stressed components

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace structural

  • Industrial applications

  • Robotics

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Material Details

.040″ 6061 Aluminum

Details
Advertised Thickness.040″
Gauge18
Thickness Tolerance Positive .004″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.004″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareYes
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.014″
Min Bridge Size.016″
Min Hole to Edge Size.020″
Tab and Slot Tolerance.010″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Hardware Min Part Size1″ x 1.5″
Hardware Max Part Size36″ x 46″
For part-specific hardware specifications, please view our Hardware Catalog
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.9 – 98.6
Magnesium (Mg): 0.8 – 1.2
Silicon (Si): 0.4 – 0.8
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.7
Copper (Cu): 0.15 – 0.4
Chromium (Cr): 0.040 – 0.35
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.15
Titanium (Ti): 0 – 0.15
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Density170 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)45 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)39 ksi
Shear Strength30 ksi
Shear Modulus3800 ksi
Fatigue Strength14 ksi
Brinell Hardness93
Elongation at Break10%
Elastic Modulus10000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity97 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1080 °F
MagneticNo

Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

1.02mm 6061 Aluminum

Details
Advertised Thickness1.02mm
Gauge18
Thickness Tolerance Positive.102mm
Thickness Tolerance Negative.102mm
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.127mm
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareYes
Design Considerations
Min Part Size6.35 x 9.5mm
Max Part Size1117.6 x 762mm
Min Hole Size.356mm
Min Bridge Size.406mm
Min Hole to Edge Size.508mm
Tab and Slot Tolerance.254mm
Min Powder Coating Part Size25.4 x 76.2mm
Max Powder Coating Part Size584.2 x 584.2mm
Hardware Min Part Size25.4 x 38.1mm
Hardware Max Part Size914.4 x 1168.4mm
For part-specific hardware specifications, please view our Hardware Catalog
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.9 – 98.6
Magnesium (Mg): 0.8 – 1.2
Silicon (Si): 0.4 – 0.8
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.7
Copper (Cu): 0.15 – 0.4
Chromium (Cr): 0.040 – 0.35
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.15
Titanium (Ti): 0 – 0.15
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Density170 lb/ft^3
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)45 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)39 ksi
Shear Strength30 ksi
Shear Modulus3800 ksi
Fatigue Strength14 ksi
Brinell Hardness93
Elongation at Break10%
Elastic Modulus10000 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity97 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1080 °F
MagneticNo

Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

Our laser cut aluminum is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

Services available for 6061 Aluminum

Anodizing

Choose anodizing for lightweight corrosion resistance. Our convenient Class II anodizing service adds durability and character to your laser-cut parts.

Countersinking

For flush surfaces, there’s countersinking. Increase the lifespan of your part and preserve your hardware from long-term wear.

Hardware

Let SendCutSend and PEM fasteners set your parts up for success with self-clinching nuts, studs, and stand-offs.

Powder Coating

Custom powder coating gives your laser and waterjet cut parts a bold, long-lasting finish and protective layer which provides corrosion, oxidation, and damage resistance.

Tapping

Utilizing specialized, automated equipment, we precisely laser-cut a hole, create some threading, and send you on your way with your completed part.

Deburring

Our laser cut deburring/finishing process is included at no cost because we want you to have good-looking parts when they arrive at your door.

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

SKU SO-440-8
Thread Size 4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000) .168″
Minimum sheet thickness 0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness .125″
Fastener material Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge 0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. .345″
Recommended panel material Steel/Aluminum
Coating type Zinc
Length .250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075) 0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR) 0.048″-0.119″