6082 aluminium alloy is an alloy in the wrought aluminium-magnesium-silicon 6xxx series. It is one of the more popular alloys in its series (alongside alloys 6005, 6061, and 6063). In plate form, 6082 is the alloy most commonly used for general machining. It is widely used in Europe and has replaced 6061 alloy in many applications, primarily due to its higher strength (from a large amount of manganese) and its excellent resistance to corrosion. It is typically seen in transport, scaffolding, bridges and general engineering.
The alloy and its various tempers are covered by the following standards:
EN 485-2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Sheet, strip and plate. Mechanical properties
EN 573-3: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Chemical composition and form of wrought products. Chemical composition and form of products
EN 754-2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Cold drawn rod/bar and tube. Mechanical properties
EN 755-2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Extruded rod/bar, tube and profiles. Mechanical properties