5052 Aluminum Sheet
The 5xxx family of aluminum grades has moderate-to-high strength properties and is alloyed with magnesium (2.5%) and chromium (0.25%) The 5052 aluminum sheet has good corrosion resistance and weldability. The 5052 alloys are strengthened by cold working, such as cold rolling—this makes 5052-H32 the most common temper. Compared to most aluminum alloys, the 5052 aluminum alloy has a higher fatigue strength and is extremely resistant to corrosion caused by salt water and the marine atmosphere.
In addition to being used for instruments, street lamp holders, rivets, fasteners, electrical casings, and other things, 5052 aluminum sheets are also appropriate for oil tanks and tubes for aircraft as well as aluminum alloy components for aerospace.
- Tensile Strength: 40 KSI
- Yield Strength: 31 KSI
- Elongation: 14%
- Brinell Hardness: 60
5052 Aluminum Sheet Fabrication
Our factory has both experienced workers and the right equipment to manufacture reliable parts from the 5052 aluminum sheets.
Using CNC machinery and other tools, KDM fabricates bulk quantities of professional marine gear and other specialized 5052 aluminum sheet products. If you wish, we can even anodize the metal for increased corrosion resistance.
While the cost depends on sheet metal thickness and area, the general price range for a 5052 aluminum sheets is from $30 to $90.
The fundamental distinction between 5052 and 6061 aluminum is that the latter is an alloy that can be heat-treated, making it stronger than 5052 aluminum. Moreover, 6061 aluminum contains silicon, while 5052 does not.
The 5052 grade denotes magnesium and chromium contents in the aluminum alloy.
Generally, a 5052 aluminum sheet will be less expensive than a 6061 aluminum sheet.
The harder something is, the higher the number. For instance, H34 is harder than H32 in terms of hardness. The “H” is the temper designation, meaning that 5052 alloys are strain-hardened by cold working.