6262 aluminum was designed for operations where significant machining is required. It contains lead and bismuth to help with chip creation and breakage, as well as to partially lubricate the cutting tool. 6262 is generally regarded as having good strength and corrosion resistance. Finished parts can be produced with a high level of polishing. It is typically used in camera parts, couplings, marine fittings, decorative hardware, hinge pins, knobs, nuts, oil line fittings, appliance fittings, valves and valve parts.