1. There is much application overlap between the 6082 and 7075s aluminium alloys. As previously mentioned, both are structural grades of aluminium. Both are used for bike parts, aerospace components, and building construction.
  2. They differ in these areas on how they are used though. For instance, in the aerospace industry, 7075s may be more likely to be used as a gear or rod, and it may be more likely to be implemented in an area that requires more ductility. With bike parts, some riders prefer the increased strength that comes with the 7075 aluminium alloy. 7075 is more likely to be used for molds and industrial tooling than 6082. Since it is more formable than 7075, it is used more often for tanks as well as other shapes with rounded contouring.