Aluminum Alloy 5052 Data Sheet

ALUMINUM ALLOY 5052 GENERAL DESCRIPTION :

What is Alloy 5052?

5052 aluminum alloy is known for its medium strength, good formability, and exceptional corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments. It’s not heat-treatable but hardens through cold work. Commonly used in aircraft components, sheet metal work, and appliances, it excels in anti-rust properties and is stronger than many other aluminum alloys.

Main Alloy Chemistry Typical

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Cr

Ti

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.25

0.40

0.10

0.10

2.2 - 2.8

0.10

0.15 - 0.35

0.15

0.05

0.15

Remainder

TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA for 5052 ALUMINUM

Physical Performance Indicators

Tensile Strength (MPa)

Yield Strength (Mpa)

Elongation (%)

5052 - O

193

90

25 - 30

5052 - H12

230

180

9

5052 - H16

270

230

4

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Product Capacities of Alloy 5052

Typical Uses

5052 is an aluminum alloy that is widely used as sheets and coils in the civilian field due to its exceptional strength, corrosion resistance, and formability.

In the automobile industry, it is commonly used for manufacturing fuel tanks, body panels, and truck trailer panels, where durability and light weight are crucial.

In construction, 5052 aluminum is employed in roofing, cladding, and architectural structures, offering robust weather resistance and ease of fabrication.

For rail transportation, this alloy is used in the production of railway cars and components, providing a balance of strength and weight reduction to enhance efficiency and performance.

FAQs

What is the Difference Between 6061 and 5052 Aluminum?

The main differences between 6061 and 5052 aluminum are their composition, strength, and formability. 6061 aluminum is a heat-treatable alloy, known for its higher strength and good machinability. In contrast, 5052 aluminum is a non-heat-treatable alloy with excellent corrosion resistance and formability. While 6061 has higher tensile and yield strength, 5052 offers better fatigue strength and is easier to form and weld. You can find more information in our blog: 5052 aluminum vs 6061 aluminum.

Is 5052 or 6061 More Expensive?

Generally, 6061 aluminum is more expensive than 5052 aluminum. This is due to 6061's enhanced mechanical properties and the additional processes involved in its heat treatment, which add to the cost. However, the price difference can vary based on the specific requirements and quantities needed for a project.
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