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5052 Aluminium Alloy

Commercial Aluminium

5052 Commercial Aluminium Alloy

5052 aluminium a higher strength non-heat-treatable alloy. When annealed, the alloy provides greater strength than 1100 & 3003.

Vibration Dampening

The alloy benefits from a medium to high fatigue strength, making the product an excellent choice for use in structures exposed to excessive vibrations. 5052 also offers improved corrosion resistance, especially in marine atmospheres. The product finds use in a wide range of commercial applications and offers good weldability and formability.

Key Features

5052 commercial aluminium alloy offers medium to high strength and offers improved corrosion resistance, particularly in seawater. With medium to high fatigue strength, welding of the material is straightforward.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Pressurised vessels
  • Treadplate
  • Chemical equipment
  • Marine components
  • Architectural fascias
  • Containers
  • Road & name signs

We stock 5052 in round bar, plate, sheet, round tube, rectangular tube, square tube and tread plate.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for 5052 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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