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Subject: Re: 6061-T6 aluminum question

Date: 07/08/00 at 12:16 AM
Posted by: Dave P.
E-mail: D._Peturson@telus.net
Message Posted:

In Reply to: 6061-T6 aluminum question posted by David B. Brownell on 06/20/00 at 10:38 PM:

6061 doesn't bend too well, if specs will allow maybe try 6063 T3 it's a little softer, otherwise 6061 can be bent with carefull preheating but it will end up being softer anyway.

: 6061-T6 aluminum question

: Does anyone have any feeling or specs on the minimum forming radius for 0.250" OD X 0.032" wall 6061-T6 aluminum tubing?

: I would like to keep the tubing fairly round, and form it to a half donut, or ideally, to a full donut with a 1.062" max ID!

: Any input on this, and a tool for the forming would be super appreciated.

: Dave Brownell

: DB Technologies

: Mesa, Arizona

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