3003 Aluminum Sheet

Kloeckner Metals is proud to supply 3003 aluminum sheet, one of the most widely used aluminum alloy products.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
3003-O.25 - 6mm / 1/64- 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
3003-H12.25 - 6mm / 1/64- 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
3003-H14.25 - 6mm / 1/64- 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
3003-H16.25 - 6mm / 1/64- 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
3003-H18.25 - 6mm / 1/64- 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"

General Info About 3003 Aluminum Sheet

Between its good workability, moderate strength, and reasonable corrosion resistance, 3003 aluminum sheet is considered a workhorse product that shows up in a wide range of industries and applications.

More Details About 3003 Aluminum Sheet

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    It has high tensile strength and good corrosion resistance. On the other hand, the aluminum does not respond to heat treatment.

  • Industries

    It is often used in the manufacturing and chemical industries.

  • Applications

    Some typical applications for this aluminum grade are pressure vessels, gas lines, storage tanks, cooking utensils, ice cube trays, and more.

  • Machining

    It has good machinability.

  • Welding

    This aluminum sheet has good weldability. To increase the strength of aluminum 3003, you can use cold welding.

  • Heat Treatment

    This grade is not heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

MgCrCuFeZn
0.60%0.70%0.20%1 -1.50%0.10%

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)ElongationHardness
TemperUltimate Tensile Strength (Min - Max)Yield Set 0.2%% at 1/16"1/2"Brinell
3003-097 - 131 MPa / 14,000 - 19,000 psi41 MPa / 6000 psi30%4028
3003-H12117 -158 MPa / 17,000 - 23,000 psi124 MPa / 18,000 psi10%2035
3003-H14137 - 179 MPa / 20,000 - 26,000 psi141 MPa / 21,000 psi8%1640
3003-H16165 - 206 MPa / 24,000 - 30,000 psi172 MPa / 25,000 psi5%1547
3003-H18186 - 227 MPa / 27,000 - 33,000 psi186 MPa / 27,000 psi4%1055

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the difference between 3003 and 3004 aluminum?

    ANSWER:

    3003 aluminum is a general purpose alloy that demonstrates moderate strength, good formability, workability, and can be easily drawn. It shows about 20% greater strength than 1100 aluminum and its primary alloying element is manganese. It shows up in everyday products from hardware and utensils to general sheet metal fabrication and automotive components. It is considered very similar to 3004. The key difference between the two aluminum grades is strength. Unlike 3003 aluminum 3004 has an addition of 1% magnesium which lends it greater strength, nearing the levels of 5052 aluminum.

  • Is 3003 aluminum used in automotive?

    ANSWER:

    Yes. 3003 is considered one of the most popular aluminum sheet grades utilized in automotive applications. It is mainly used for non-structural components, bracketry, and HVAC applications.

  • Is 3003 aluminum easily welded?

    ANSWER:

    Yes. The 3xxx aluminum series is considered among the easiest aluminum alloys to weld.

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