Aluminium Alloy 5052 Data Sheet

Aluminium 5052 is known for its great workability allowing tight bend radii of 1.5T, it is a high strength non heat treated alloy and is corrosion resistant which makes it ideal for manufacturing of outdoor enclosures

Applications for Aluminium Alloy 5052

  • Small Marina Craft
  • Outdoor Enclosures
  • Cabinets
  • Panelling & Cladding

Chemical Compositions of Aluminium Alloy 5052

Element Composition %
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.10
(Fe) 0.00 - 0.40
(Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Magnesium (Mg) 2.2-2.8
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 0.25
(Zn) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.15 - 0.35
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Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloy 5052 - H32

Property Value
Proof Stress 160 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 215 - 265 MPa
Elongation at 50 mm 12 Min %
Hardness Brinell 61 HB
Bend Radius 90° 1.5 x t
Please note that Mechanical Properties shown are for H32 temper

Bending Properties of Aluminium Alloy 5052

Aluminium Alloy 5052 is capable of being bent cold through an angle of 90 degrees around a pin having a radius equal to 1.5 times the thickness (t) of the sheet without cracking.

Bending Properties of Aluminium Alloy 5052

Aluminium Alloy 5052 Weldability

Gas
Good
Arc
Excellent
Brazability
Average
Resistance
Excellent

AA 5052 Fabrication

Machinability
Average
Workability - Cold
Good

Generic Physical Properties of Aluminium Alloy 5052

Property Value
Density 2.68 g/cm3
Melting Point 608°C
Thermal Expansion 23.70 ×10−6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 138 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.0495 ×10−6Ω.m
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