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British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) in millimeters:

1 Swg = 7.620mm  16 Swg = 1.626mm
2 Swg = 7.010mm 17 Swg = 1.422mm
3 Swg = 6.401mm 18 Swg = 1.219mm
4 Swg = 5.893mm  19 Swg = 1.016mm
5 Swg = 5.385mm 20 Swg = 0.914mm
6 Swg = 4,877mm 21 Swg = 0,813mm
7 Swg = 4,470mm 22 Swg = 0,711mm  
8 Swg = 4.064mm 23 Swg = 0.610mm
9 Swg = 3.658mm 24 Swg = 0.559mm 
10 Swg = 3.251m 25 Swg = 0.508mm
11 Swg = 2.946mm 26 Swg = 0.457mm
12 Swg = 2.642m 27 Swg = 0.417mm
13 Swg = 2,337mm 28 Swg = 0,376mm  
14 Swg = 2.032mm 29 Swg = 0.345mm
15 Swg = 1,829m 30 Swg = 0,315mm
 
Alloy Сondition MPa
Strength
MPa
Flow Limit
Relative extension,%
Typical Min. Typical Min. Typical Min.
6060
6063
T5 220 150 180 110 12 8
6063 T6 240 205 215 170 12 8
6005A T5 285 260 250 240 12 8
6061 T6 310 260 275 240 12 8
6082 T6 330 310 290 270 10 7
Alloy Pressing speed
m/min
Minimum
hardening
rate,°C
Solid
profiles
Hollow
profiles
6060 40-100 3-60 50
6063 30-60 20-40 60
6005 20-40 15-30 180
6061 15-25 5-10 300
6082 10-30 5-15 300