3003 Aluminum Sheet

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3003 Aluminum Sheet

Aluminum sheet 3003 is one of the most in-demand aluminum sheet alloys. It is stronger than 1100 series alloys and reacts well to mechanical finishing. The material has excellent weldability and decent corrosion resistance. Champagne Metals is a producer and distributor of 3003 aluminum sheet. We have multiple locations across North America and work with companies across the continent.

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Common 3003 Aluminum Sheet Metal Standards

Temper is the hardness of an aluminum alloy. Aluminum 3003 is available in a range of tempers and Champagne Metals has a wide selection in stock. Some of the 3003 tempers we have available include:

  • O
  • H14
  • H18
  • H22
  • H24

Of the tempers, O is the lowest hardness, and H tempers are higher. The number that follows the H determines the hardness, with H24 being harder than H14. An O temper means the aluminum underwent an annealing treatment, which improved its workability, ductility and toughness. H means the alloy was strain hardened at room temperature.

3003 aluminum sheet metal is available in a range of thicknesses and dimensions.

More Details About 3003 Sheet Aluminum

Learn more about aluminum alloy 3003.

There are several reasons aluminum sheet 3003 is often the go-to alloy for multiple applications, such as:

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • High tensile strength
  • Excellent weldability

Although 3003 aluminum is the most widely used alloy, it’s not suitable for all applications. Some of the drawbacks of 3003 include:

  • Not a good choice for machining
  • Not heat-treatable

Since aluminum 3003 is one of the more widely used aluminum alloys, it’s found in many industries, including consumer goods, food processing and chemical processing. Some common applications for the metal include:

  • Lawn furniture
  • Chemical equipment
  • Gas lines
  • Storage tanks
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Truck roofing
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Pressure vessels

Aluminum 3003 can become gummy when machined, so it isn’t a good choice for machining.

The metal has excellent weldability, particularly when cold welding techniques are used.

Aluminum 3003 alloy is not heat-treatable.

Chemical Properties of Aluminum Sheet 3003

The 3003 alloy contains the following elements:

0.6% 0.7% 0.05-.2% 1.0-1.5% 0.1% 0.05%

The remainder of the elements in 3003 alloy are aluminum.

Aluminum Sheet 3003 Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of 3003 series aluminum sheet are based on the metal’s temper. H14 3003 aluminum has a Brinell hardness of 40 and a shear strength of 14,000 pounds per square inch (psi), for example. We can help you choose the right temper based on the mechanical needs of your project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about 3003 aluminum. We’re happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

Aluminum 3003 is one of the primary alloys used in the automotive industry. 3003 aluminum sheet is often used to make brackets and non-structural components. It’s also often used in vehicles’ heating and cooling systems.

Yes, you can anodize aluminum 3003. However, since the alloy contains a relatively high amount of manganese, the resulting metal may have an unappealing brown color.

Contact Champagne Metals for 3003 Aluminum Sheet

As 3003 aluminum sheet suppliers, Champagne Metals has a reputation for high quality, exceptional service and dependable delivery. To learn more about 3003 aluminum sheet, contact us today.

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