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What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/10/2007 10:55 AM

I need to know the current per pound price of 6061 T6 Aluminum for a cost chart I am working on. Any info would be appreciated.

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Bill Sawyer

Sawyer Industrial Plastics, Inc.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/10/2007 10:02 PM

Price depends heavily on the size and volume your looking to purchase.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

10/22/2008 4:26 AM

AS A result of the Global Monetary/Bank crisis:

Today LME aluminium is ~~@2000/tonne

So you should get your bar @ $1/lb.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/10/2007 11:57 PM

Check the phone book for metal suppliers to get a current quote.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/11/2007 9:45 AM

As pointed out earlier, the price depends upon the form (plate, sheet, rolled, extruded, drawn, etc.) and anticipated volume. Regardless of form, you can begin to get some idea by looking up the price of aluminum in the commodities listings in the business section of most large newspapers. Today, that happens to be $1.27 per lb in the U.S. The price of the alloy in various forms can be obtained from industry publications. Google metal prices and you will find www.metalprices.com which includes primary metal prices as well as an alloy builder to obtain the current and future price of standard alloys.

Given the alloy price, add the cost of forming and heat-treating to estimate the final cost.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

10/22/2008 4:10 AM

You may buy metals on ebay.com I see that corrently 6061-T6 Aluminum Flat Bar 1" x 6" x 24" trades for 43.82 USD.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/11/2007 1:13 AM

AROUND $2.00 /lb for BARS DIA 1" UP

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/11/2007 10:19 AM

thanks everyone. I understand the cost / volumn reltionship. I buy thermoset resin by the truck load. I am attempting to produce an alternative material to aluminum for a specific application and did not know where to start looking. And since I don't buy metals I don't have any contacts. Again, thanks for your help. Kindest regards.

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Re: What is the current price of 6061 T6 Aluminum?

04/18/2011 11:43 AM

Bill, I see from your posts that you are a resin product manufacturer and needed information on aluminum pricing in order to estimate the cost of an existing aluminum product in order to compare or set pricing for your substitute plastic product. This being the case, will you share your cost estimation findings with me as I too am new to aluminum manufacturing?

For example, I need to know reliable web sources for Aluminum (particularly Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6) raw material costs, and estimated forging and heat treatment costs (possibly as a percent of raw material cost). If you happen to have this or anything close to this and are willing to share your findings I would greatly appreciate it.

David Myers

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