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Aluminum 5052
Material type: Metal, Corrosion resistant
Aluminum 5052 is a strain hardening aluminum alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. Suitable for marine applications. Can be welded.
Process compatibility
Material Color
Silver white
Material advantages
The most widely used anti-rust aluminum. It has high strength, high plasticity and corrosion resistance. It has high plasticity during semi-cold work hardening.
Material shortcomings
Cannot be strengthened by heat treatment. Low plasticity during cold work hardening and weldability.
Recommended description
Aluminum 5052 is stronger than other popular alloys and has increased corrosion resistance. These characteristics allow it to excel in the marine industry as well as in electronics and chemical applications.
Tensile strength 228 MPa
Yield strength 193 MPa
Shear strength 138 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 70.3 GPa
Shear modulus 25.9 GPa
Thermal conductivity 138 W/m*K
Linear thermal expansion coefficient 2.38*10−5 K−1
Specific heat capacity 880 J/kg*K
Density 2.68 g/cm3
Melting temperature 607 °C (1,125 °F)
Common applications
• Pressure vessels
• Marine equipment
• Electronic enclosures
• Electronic chassis
• Hydraulic tubes
• Medical equipment
• Hardware signs
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