Alloy 6061 is one of the most widely used alloys in the 600 series. This standard structural alloy is popular for medium to high strength requirements and has good toughness characteristics. Applications range from transportation components to machinery and equipment applications to recreation products and consumer durables. Alloy 6061 has excellent corrosion resistance to atmospheric conditions and good corrosion resistance to sea water. This alloy also offers good finishing characteristics and responds well to anodizing. 6061 grade aluminum is used for a wide variety of products and applications from truck bodies and frames, to structural aircraft and aerospace components.