It has become quite the battle, 5000 series vs., 6000 series. And who is competing for the title you ask? Well, none other then aluminum extrusions. It is important to understand the differences and key performance factors in marine and other military applications. 5000 series has always been the top choice for naval engineers in order to enhance overall structure integrity.
While counter-intuitive, the reality is that the 6000 series does not win in strength, far from it. In fact the 6000 series loses forty two percent of its ultimate strength whereas some in the 5000 series only lose three percent ultimate strength.
Overall, the advantages of the 5000 series are never-ending! Click Here to view the superiority of the 5000 series in Taber’s 5000 series vs. 6000 series aluminum extrusions. understanding key differences and key performance factors in marine and other military applications.