General Information:
Material GroupN - Non-Ferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Plastic)
Tensile Strength200 [N/mm^2]
Machinability270%

Equivalent International Designations for Aluminium 6063

StandardName
sae6063
wnr3.3206
dinAlMgSi0,5
bsH9
anforA-GS
uni3569


Chemical Composition for Aluminium 6063

ElementAmount
Magnesium (Mg)0.45~0.9%
Silicon (Si)0.2~0.6%
Iron (Fe)0.35%
Chromium (Cr)0.1%
Manganese (Mn)0.1%
Titanium (Ti)0.1%
Zinc (Zn)0.1%
Copper (Cu)0.1%
Aluminum (Al)rem%

Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Aluminium 6063

* Click on the speeds below for higher precision in specific conditions!

ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
Turning510-6901670-2260
Milling640-8652100-2840
Parting340-4601120-1510
Grooving425-5751390-1890
Drilling215-290710-950

Important! The speed estimation is given for an ideal situation:

  • Most suitable carbide grade
  • Stable tool clamping
  • Stable workpiece clamping
  • Good quality raw material
  • A short overhang of the cutting tool.
  • Nominal hardness of the material.
  • etc.
Click on the speeds in the above table to get better precision for specific parameters
Or use our Speed and Feed Calculator



Recommended Carbide Grades for Aluminium 6063

* If you don't understand the below table? Read This Explanation to make the most out of it!

Grade for Turning

Grade for Parting Off

Grade for Grooving

Grade for Milling (Indexable)

Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Aluminium 6063

Honing Siz0.00-0.01 mm / 0.000-0.000"
Rake Angl15° -25°
Land AnglPositive
Land Widt0.05-0.10 mm / 0.002-0.004"
Ground InserHighly Recommended
Polished toRecommended

Learn more about carbide inserts Cutting-Edge Geometry Parameters.

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