5086 Aluminum Coil

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5086 Aluminum Coil

5086 aluminum coil is a versatile alloy widely known for its exceptional corrosion resistance in seawater applications. Although it is not heat-treatable, it can be cold-worked to increase strength across various temper grades. The high weldability and moderate strength of 5086 coil aluminum make it ideal for the marine and automotive industries.

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Common 5086 Aluminum Coil Standards

An alloy’s temper designation indicates how the metal was treated to achieve the desired mechanical properties. Aluminum 5086 coil has various tempers like H32 that are common for industrial use. Examples include:

  • H116
  • H112
  • H34
  • H32
  • O

H116 indicates the hardest and strongest temper, while O represents the softest. Coil sizes and availability vary by temper.

More About Aluminum 5086 Coil

Discover more about H32 aluminum coil and other common tempers.


Because of its moderate strength, high machinability, excellent weldability and cost efficiency, 5086 aluminum coil is a versatile solution for many structural applications. Its high corrosion resistance makes it ideal for use in seawater.


Depending on the specific temper, 5086 aluminum can be more brittle than other alloys in the 5000 series, making it more vulnerable when used in extreme-pressure applications.


Many industries prefer 5086 coil aluminum for fabrication purposes, including automotive, marine and armor. Several specific applications include:

  • Cryogenics
  • Pressure vessels
  • Shipbuilding
  • Towers and rigs
  • Protective armor
  • Automotive parts


Fabricators can cut and form 5086 aluminum coil into various shapes and sizes. The H32 and H34 tempers offer exceptionally high machinability.

Heat Treatment

Aluminum 5086 coil is not a heat-treatable alloy.


While 5086 coil aluminum responds particularly well to arc welding applications, it is compatible with most manual and automated welding processes.

5086 Aluminum Coil Chemical Properties

The majority of the chemical composition of 5086 aluminum coil is aluminum. The balance includes:

3.50-4.50% 0.40% 0.25% 0.10-0.20% 0.20-.70% 0.10% 0.05%

Aluminum Coil 5086 Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of 5086 aluminum coil depend on the specific temper. Tensile strength varies from 350 megapascals (MPa) for H116 temper to 250 MPa for softer O tempers. According to the Brinell scale, hardness ranges from 70 HB to 85 HB.

The professionals at Champagne Metals can help assess your specific needs to choose an optimal alloy.

5086 Aluminum Coil FAQ’s

We have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about aluminum 5086 coil.

Many applications anodize 5086 coil aluminum to increase corrosion resistance. However, anodization can deteriorate hardness levels.

Cold working is the primary method most operations use to achieve higher tempers.

Discover More About 5086 Coil Aluminum With Champagne Metals

If you want to learn more about 5086 aluminum coil and whether it’s a practical choice for your requirements, the professionals at Champagne Metals can assist you. As a family-owned company, we have leveraged decades of superior product quality backed by top-class customer service to become a leading aluminum supplier. Contact us online today for a quote or additional product information.


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