5086 Aluminum Sheet

5086 aluminum sheet is an aluminum alloy that is popular in the marine industry. It is available from Kloeckner Metals nationwide in a range of tempers.

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General Info About 5086 Aluminum Sheet

5086 aluminum sheet has good weldability and is popular in the marine industry due to its resistance against seawater. It also contains a high strength and becomes stronger due to strain hardening and cold working.

More Details About 5086 Aluminum Sheet

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    5086 aluminum sheet has excellent resistance against seawater and can become stronger through strain hardening or cold working. It also has good weldability, but doesn’t strengthen by heat treatment.

  • Industries

    Typical industries for 5086 aluminum sheet are the marine, armor, and automotive industries.

  • Applications

    Typical applications for 5086 aluminum sheet are shipyards, tank cars, patrol and work boat hulls, armor plate, and automotive parts.

  • Machining

    5086 aluminum sheet has average machinability.

  • Welding

    5086 aluminum sheet has good weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is not heat treatable.

Typical Standards


Mechanical Properties

TempersStrength (Metric/Imperial)Elongation
Ultimate TensileYield Strength%
5086-O44 KSI14 KSI16%
5086-H3247 KSI28 KSI12%
5086-H11235 KSI14 KSI14%
5086-H11640 KSI28 KSI10%

Chemical Properties

0.4%0.5%0.1%0.20-0.70%3.5 - 4.5%0.05-0.25%0.25%0.15%Max 0.05% Each; Max 0.15% Total

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is 5086 aluminum sheet common in the automotive industry?


    5086 aluminum sheet is often used in the automotive industry due to its high strength factor. It also has very good corrosion resistance and is easily welded, which are all very important factors for the automotive industry.

  • Is aluminum 5086 marine grade?


    5086 aluminum has excellent resistance against seawater and is often used in the marine industry.

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