5052 Aluminum Plate

5052 aluminum plate is a staple across a wide range of industries and Kloeckner Metals is happy to supply it nationwide.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
5052-O.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"

General Info About 5052 Aluminum Plate

5052 aluminum plate is alloyed with magnesium and chromium. It has great finishing qualities, excellent saltwater corrosion resistance, and is considered the strongest of the non-heat-treatable alloys. It is easily workable and shows good weldability and excellent thermal conductivity.

More Details About 5052 Aluminum Plate

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

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

  • Industries

    This aluminum grade is often used in the aircraft, marine, home, and transportation industries.

  • Applications

    Some applications for this aluminum plate grade  include aircraft fuel tanks, refrigerator liners, heavy-duty cooking utensils and equipment for bulk processing food.

  • Machining

    This aluminum grade is not easily machined.

  • Welding

    This aluminum plate grade has some of the best welding characteristics.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is not heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

2.2 - 2.8%0.15 - 0.35%0.10% max0.4% max0.1% max0.25% max0.10% max

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)ElongationHardness
TemperUltimate Tensile Strength Yield Set 0.2%Ultimate Shear Strength% at 1/16" % at 1/2"Brinell
5052-O25,000 - 31,00013.00018.000253047
5052-H3231,000 - 38,00028.00020.000121860
5052-H3434,000 - 41,00031.00021.000101468
5052-H3637,000 - 44,00035.00023.00081073
5052-H3839,000 -37.00024.0007877

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the tensile strength for 5052 aluminum?


    The ultimate tensile strength for 5052 in the annealed condition is  213 MPa/31,000 psi.

  • Is 5052 aluminum used in the automotive industry?


    Yes. This aluminum plate grade can be used in automotive manufacturing. It is most likely to show up in BIW components and fuel tanks.

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