5052 Aluminum Plate

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5052 Aluminum Plate

Champagne Metals is a 5052 aluminum plate supplier for North America. We specialize in aluminum product distribution and processing and provide top-quality products and services for our customers.

Aluminum plate 5052 is a high-quality alloy made with magnesium and chromium. Among aluminum alloys that cannot be heat treated, 5052 aluminum plate is one of the strongest. This alloy is workable and has excellent weldability and thermal conductivity properties.

More Details About Aluminum Plate 5052

The following information about 5052 aluminum plate can help you determine if this alloy is ideal for your intended application.

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Typical Standards for Aluminum 5052 Plate

The 5052 aluminum plate tempers are:

  • O
  • H32
  • H34
  • H36
  • H38

The thickness, width and length specifications of each vary. Thicknesses range from 1/64 inches to 15/64 inches. Width options include 36, 48 and 60 inches, and lengths include 96, 120 and 144 inches.

More Details About Aluminum Plate 5052

The 5052 aluminum plate alloy offers several benefits, such as:

  • Excellent finishing qualities
  • High corrosion resistance to saltwater
  • Strength
  • Workability
  • Weldability
  • Thermal conductivity
  • The ability to be drawn into various shapes

This alloy also has a few disadvantages:

  • Not machinable
  • Not heat treatable

Aluminum plate 5052 is used in these industries:

  • Transportation
  • Home goods
  • Aircraft
  • Marine

In these industries, this alloy can be used to manufacture:

  • Heavy-duty cooking utensils
  • Refrigerator liners
  • Bulk processing food equipment
  • Aircraft fuel tanks

The 5052 plate aluminum alloy is not easily machinable.

Aluminum plate 5052 is not heat-treatable.

The qualities of aluminum plate 5052 make this alloy very weldable.

Chemical Properties of 5052 Aluminum Plate

Most of the chemical composition of 5052 plate aluminum alloy is aluminum, with the remainder comprising the following:

2.2-2.8% 0.15-0.35% 0.10% 0.4% 0.1% 0.25% 0.1%


Mechanical Properties of 5052 Plate Aluminum

The mechanical properties of aluminum 5052 plate, such as fatigue strength and shear strength, vary by temper. Our staff can help you decide which temper has the mechanical properties your application needs.

Grade Tensile Strength Shear Strength Brinell Hardness Rating
O 25,000 psi 18,000 psi
H38 39,000 psi 77

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most common questions our team fields about aluminum plate 5052:

The ultimate tensile strength for aluminum plate 5052 is 213 megapascals (MPa) — or 31,000 psi — in an annealed condition.

The automotive industry uses aluminum 5052 plate for fuel tanks and body-in-white components.

Contact Champagne Metals for Your 5052 Aluminum Plate

Champagne Metals is a leading aluminum plate supplier committed to service, stability and quality. We strive to provide the best aluminum products on the market.

Choose Champagne Metals as your 5052 aluminum plate supplier. Call 888-266-1131 or contact our team for more information or a quote today.

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