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 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 not easily machined, and it is not heat treatable.

  • Industries

    Aluminum 5052 is often used in the aircraft, marine, home, and transportation industries. Some applications 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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