Aluminum sheet 5052 vs aluminum sheet 6061

5052 aluminum sheet product

5052 aluminum plate is an AL-Mg alloy aluminum plate in the 5000 series. Its main alloy element is magnesium. 5052 aluminum plate is widely used because of its high strength, fatigue resistance, high plasticity, corrosion resistance and good welding performance. In addition to magnesium, 5052 aluminum plate also contains small amounts of manganese, chromium, beryllium, titanium and other elements. Among them, manganese and chromium have similar functions. They can improve the resistance to stress corrosion cracking, enhance the strength of the base metal and welds, and reduce the tendency of welding cracks.

6061 aluminum sheet product

6061 aluminum plate is an alloy plate material. The main alloy elements are magnesium and silicon. Aluminum sheet 6061 has medium strength, good corrosion resistance, weldability and excellent oxidation effect. 6061 aluminum plates are widely used in many fields such as aerospace, electronic products, sports equipment, shipbuilding, architectural decoration, and mechanical processing.

Feature5052 Aluminum Sheet6061 Aluminum Sheet
Alloy CompositionAluminum-Magnesium alloyAluminum-Magnesium-Silicon alloy
Major ElementsAluminum (Al), Magnesium (Mg)Aluminum (Al), Magnesium (Mg), Silicon (Si)
StrengthModerate strengthHigh strength
Corrosion ResistanceExcellent, especially in marine environmentsGood, but not as corrosion resistant as 5052
FormabilityVery goodGood
Surface FinishSmoothSmooth
ApplicationsMarine components,Vehicle parts,Fuel tanks– Aircraft components,Bicycle frames, Structural components
Typical UsesShipbuilding, automotive components, appliancesAerospace, transportation, construction