Aluminum Round Tubes are available in alloys 6061, 6063 and 2024. Aluminum 6061 is the most widely used alloy, offering good strength, corrosion resistance, and weldability. Alloy 6063 offers the best corrosion resistance, but with half the strength of 6061, and is commonly used for outdoor and decorative applications such as Aluminum Tube railings and trims. Aluminum Round Tube 2024 is high-strength and commonly used in aerospace applications.
What's the difference between pipe and tube?
"Pipes are passageways. Tubes are structural."
A pipe is generally measured by inside diameter or ID.(IE: You could roll a 2" golf ball through a 2" NOM pipe.) Tube, on the other hand, is measured by Outside Diameter. (So your golf ball would have the same O.D. as the 2" tube.)