5052 Aluminum Sheet

5052 aluminum sheet is used widely across industries and Kloeckner Metals is happy to supply it nationwide.

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General Info About Aluminum 5052

5052 aluminum sheet is the highest strength alloy of the non-heat-treatable aluminum grades. It has good corrosion resistance and is often used in marine, automotive, and machine applications. 5052 aluminum has excellent workability and can be easily drawn into different shapes.

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    Aluminum 5052 has excellent workability, high strength, and can be drawn very quickly into different shapes. On the other hand, it is an aluminum alloy that is not easily machined and is not heat treatable.

  • Industries

    Aluminum 5052 is often used in the aircraft, marine, home, and transportation industries. It is also a mainstay in the food and beverage industry.

  • Applications

    Applications for 5052 aluminum sheet include fuel tanks, marine boats, and highway and road signs. Applications in the food and beverage industry include heavy-duty cooking utensils and equipment for bulk processing food.

  • Machining

    Aluminum 5052 is not easily machined.

  • Welding

    Aluminum 5052 has some of the best welding characteristics.

  • Heat Treatment

    Aluminum 5052 is not heat treatable.

Typical Standards

TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)
5052-0.25 - 6mm / 1/64 - 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
5052-H32.25 - 6mm / 1/64 - 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
5052-H34.25 - 6mm / 1/64 - 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
5052-H36.25 - 6mm / 1/64 - 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"
5052-H38.25 - 6mm / 1/64 - 15/64"36", 48", 60"96", 120", 144"

Chemical Properties

2.2 - 2.8%0.15 - 0.35%0.1% Maximum0.4% Maximum0.1% Maximum0.25% Maximum0.1% Maximum

Mechanical Properties

TemperStrength PSIElongation %Brinell HardnessUltimate Shear StrengthFatigue Endurance LimitModules of Elasticity (c), KSI x 10 X3
Ultimate Tensile StrengthYield Set 0.2%1/16"1/2"
5052-025,000 - 31,00013.00025304718.00016.00010.2
5052-H3231,000 - 38,00028.00012186020.00017.00010.2
5052-H3434,000 - 41,00031.00010146821.00018.00010.2
5052-H3637,000 - 44,00035.0008107323.00019.00010.2
5052-H3839,000 -37.000787724.00020.00010

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