5052 Aluminum Plate

5052 plate

Characteristics

5052 aluminum plate exhibits higher corrosion resistance than other aluminum alloys, and a higher strength than 3003 aluminum plate. Additionally, it maintains a superiori resistance to salt water, making it a popular material for marine applications. 5052 aluminum plate is easy to form, stamp, weld and finish. With the proper setup, it has fair machinability.

Applications

5052 aluminum plate is used for products that require high strength in corrosive environments, including:

  • fuel tanks
  • truck and trailer side panels
  • small boat hulls
  • truck cabs
  • bumpers
  • storage tanks
  • pressure vessels    

Sizes of 5052 Plate

3/8", 1/2" X 48", 60" X 144

Typical Chemical Properties

Silicon, Max %

0.25

Iron, Max %

0.4

Copper, Max %

0.10

Manganese, Max %

0.10

Magnesium, Max %

2.8

Chromium, Max %

0.35

Zinc, Max %

0.10

Titanium, Max %

N/A

Typical Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength ksi

170

Yield 0.2% Offset ksi

70

Elongation

N/A

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