3003 Aluminum Sheet
The most popular aluminum alloy is the 3003 aluminum alloy. Essentially, it is pure aluminum that has been strengthened with manganese. It has excellent formability, weldability, and a smooth surface. Some common applications of 3003 aluminum sheets include decorative trim, fuel tanks, food and chemical handling, trailer siding and roofing, and more.
The tensile strength of the 3003 aluminum sheet ranges from 17 to 30 KSI, and the yield strength is 18-19 KSI. We can produce 3003 aluminum sheets with mechanical and organic finishes, welding, and soldering using the torch method. KDM offers AMS 4006 specs for 3003-0 and AMS 4008 for 3003-H14.
3003 Aluminum Sheet Fabrication
Because 3003 aluminum sheet metal is used for general-purpose applications, we offer all possible fabrication services. This way, we can support any client.
The grade 3003 aluminum is easily weldable, bendable, and cut—and KDM has specialized factory equipment to do it all. We can produce 3003 aluminum sheets with mechanical and organic finishes, welding, and soldering using the torch method.
In general, 5052 is stronger and has superior corrosion resistance, higher strength, and is also more weldable, compared to 3003, which is relatively soft. The 5052 aluminum sheet contains magnesium, while the 3003 aluminum sheet contains manganese.
Due to its greater strength, 6061 aluminum is frequently utilized in structural products. The 6061 alloy has silicon and magnesium, while the 3003 alloy has manganese.
The 3000 Series is very formable due to the manganese content. Cookware is often made of this aluminum alloy, as well as heat exchangers in automobiles and power plants.
The tensile yield strength for a 3003 aluminum sheet is 186 MPa and the ultimate strength is 200 MPa, making 3003 aluminum a moderately strong alloy.
Yes, 3003 aluminum is very formable and has high elasticity.