5182 Aluminum Sheet

5182 aluminum sheet is wrought alloy that has good corrosion resistance. It is available from Kloeckner Metals nationwide in a variety of tempers.

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Typical Standards

GradeSizes Routinely Stocked
TemperThickness (Metric/Imperial)WidthLength
5182-OInquire for sizes
5182-T4Inquire for sizes
5182-T6Inquire for sizes
5182 Pre-Aged T4Inquire for sizes

General Info About 5182 Aluminum Sheet

This aluminum sheet is widely used in the construction industry and has been recognized as a very promising alloy with good weldability, corrosion resistance, moderate strength, and cold processing properties. Its primary alloying element is magnesium.

More Details About 5182 Aluminum Sheet

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    Though this popular grade is not heat treatable, it has good corrosion resistance, high quality surface finishing, excellent weldability with various welding techniques, shows moderate strength and is easily formed. These qualities result in excellent performance in the automotive and construction industries.

  • Industries

    Common industries for this aluminum sheet are the automotive, construction, and packaging industries.

  • Applications

    Typical applications for it are beverage cans, packaging products like containers, brackets, and parts, and automotive parts including hoods, doors, and wing plates.

  • Welding

    It has excellent weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is not heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

95.20%4-5.00%0.20-0.50%0.35% max0.25% max0.20% max0.15% max0.10% max

Mechanical Properties

GradeStrength (Metric/Imperial)ElongationHardness
TemperUltimate Tensile StrengthYield StrengthShear Strength% at breakBrinell
5182-O275 MPa/39,900 psi 130 MPa/18,900 psi 170 MPa/25,000 psi1274

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is this grade common in the automotive industry?


    This performance alloy is preferred for auto body paneling like hoods, wing plates and doors, due to excellent surface finishing that is not prone to crack or bubble. This is also the case when it comes to welding. This grade is particularly excellent for a variety of welding techniques without risk of cracking or bending due to softening at weld points. High quality welds result in better safety and vehicle performance. Additionally, high strength-to-weight ratio leads to an overall lighter material. This has immediate benefits for auto manufacturing, since a lighter vehicle that remains strong and durable is able to meet safety standards while also lowering fuel emissions.

  • How does this grade compare to 5052 aluminum series?


    These two 5xxx series alloys share the same base composition. The main difference is that 5182 has a greater percentage of magnesium than 5052, whereas 5052 has more aluminum. More magnesium directly results in mechanical differences related to strength. For example, when you compare the ultimate tensile strength, depending on the temper 5052 has a range of 27 MPa to 41 MPa while 5182 exhibits a range of 41 MPa to 61 MPa.

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