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5052 is often referred to as "Anodize Quality Aluminum", as it has excellent finishing qualities, and anodized coatings are bright and clear. The major alloying element in 5052 is magnesium in sufficient quantities to cause substantial lowering of the melting point without producing brittleness. When magnesium is used as the major alloying element, or in combination with manganese, the result is a moderate to high strength non-heat treatable aluminum alloy. 5052 is far stronger than the 1100 or 3000 series aluminums, yet forms with reasonable bend radii. Weldability is very good, and 5052 has good resistance to corrosion, especially in salt-water / marine atmospheres.

5052-H32 conforms to ASTM BB209, QQ-A-250/8, AMS 4015, AMS 4016, AMS 4017.

 

General Information about 5052:


APPLICATIONS:

5052 is widely used for cooking utensils, food processing equipment, storage tanks, truck and trailer components, mailboxes, aircraft components, electronic chassis, boat hulls, deck houses, hatch covers, pressure vessels, ladders, railings, frames, drip pans, tool boxes, truck bumpers, inner and outer body panels and components in truck and auto industries, kitchen equipment, decorative trim, architectural uses, signage applications, and any number of parts and applications requiring strength and good formability at reasonable cost.

MACHINING AND WELDING:

5052 has a machinability rating of 88% when compared to 2011 at 100% and can be readily welded using common welding techniques. 5052 has the best welding characteristics of all the aluminum.

HEAT TREATING - Forging, Normalizing, and Annealing:

5052 is not heat treatable.

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