What is 5000 series aluminum alloy sheet?

The 5000 series alloy aluminum plate is also called the AL-Mg series alloy aluminum plate. As the name implies, it is an aluminum alloy with magnesium (Mg) as the main alloying element. The main characteristics of the 5000 series alloy aluminium plate are: 1. Low density (taking 5052 as an example, the density is 2.68); 2. The strength is higher than that of 1 and 3 series, which belongs to medium-strength aluminum alloy; 3. Good welding performance; 4. Durability The corrosion performance of the ocean atmosphere is good.

Due to the excellent performance of the 5 series alloy aluminum plate, it has become the most widely used alloy aluminum plate. 5000 series alloy aluminum sheets can be seen in everything from airplanes and ships to small mechanical parts.

 5xxx series alloy aluminum sheet features

The 5-series aluminum plate has excellent corrosion resistance and is also known as marine grade aluminum. As the name suggests, the 5000 series aluminum alloys is often used as a shipbuilding material and has more contact with seawater. The 3 most popular commercial grades in the 5000 series are 5083, 5052 and 5754.

Grade 5083 aluminum sheet

Grade 5083 aluminum sheet is most commonly in the O temper. It has the highest strength of all non-heat treatable alloys, and is slightly less hard than 6082 in the 6000 series.

5083 aluminum chemical elements


Corrosion resistance.
5083 grade aluminum offers truly outstanding chemical and atmospheric resistance. 5083 aluminum performs particularly well in seawater/salt water and is therefore often referred to as marine grade aluminum.
5083 welding performance
5083 grade aluminum has excellent weldability and retains most of its strength after welding
AL5083 cold working/forming
Grade 5083-O is suitable for bending, folding and cold working.

Grade 5052 aluminum sheet

The 5052 aluminum plate product is a non-heat-treatable aluminum alloy, which is an AL-Mg alloy aluminum plate. It has high corrosion resistance, formability and durability, and also contains a small amount of manganese, chromium, beryllium, and titanium to improve stress resistance and Corrosion cracking ability.
Although not heat treatable, 5052 aluminum can be strengthened through a work hardening process (5052-H32).
Aluminum plate 5052 is known as the most widely used anti-rust aluminum.

5052 aluminum chemical elements


Mechanical properties of 5052 aluminum plate

Tensile strength (σb )170~305MPa
Conditional yield strength σ0.2 (MPa)≥90
Elastic modulus (E)69.3~70.7Gpa
Annealing temperature345°C.

Grade 5754 aluminum sheet

5754 Al-Mg alloy has similar properties to alloys 5154 and 5454. Of the three 5×54 alloys, 5754 has the lowest alloy content (highest percentage of aluminum). Aluminum plate 5754 is a forged alloy, which can be formed by rolling, extrusion and forging. It has excellent processability, excellent corrosion resistance, high fatigue strength and high weldability.

5754 aluminum chemical elements


 Mechanical properties of 5 series aluminum plate

AlloyTensile StrengthYield StrengthElongation(A5 %)

 Application of 5000 series aluminum sheet

The properties of different alloy aluminum plates in the 5xxx series are similar. Due to the difference in the added elements, the application of the 5 series alloys will also be different. What is 5000 series aluminum used for? The following table is the application of different alloys.

AlloyApplicationApplication Display
5005 aluminum sheetConductors, cooking utensils, instrument panels, shells and architectural decorations, etc.5005 aluminum sheet for building decoration
5050 aluminum sheetRefrigerators, refrigerator linings, automobile air pipes, oil pipes and agricultural irrigation pipes, etc.5050 aluminum sheet for car pipe
5052 aluminum sheetAircraft fuel tanks, transportation vehicles, sheet metal parts of ships, instruments, street lamp brackets and rivets, hardware products, etc.5052 aluminum sheet for ship
5056 aluminum sheetCable sheaths, rivets, zippers, nails, agricultural machinery5056 aluminum sheet for rivets
5083 aluminum sheetShips, automobiles and aircraft plate weldments, TV towers, transportation equipment, armor, etc.5083 aluminum sheet for car
5154 aluminum sheetPressure vessels, ship structures, transport tanks5154 aluminum sheet for transport tanks
5182 aluminum sheetCan lids, automobile body panels, brackets and other parts5182 aluminum sheet for can lids
5252 aluminum sheetDecorative parts such as automobiles, high-strength decorative parts5252 aluminum sheet for automotive parts
5254 aluminum sheetchemical product container5254 aluminum sheet for chemical product container
5356 aluminum sheetWelding aluminum-magnesium alloy electrodes and wires with a magnesium content greater than 3%5356 aluminum sheet for Mg Alloy Electrode
5454 aluminum sheetWelded structures, pressure vessels, pipelines for marine facilities5454 aluminum sheet for ocean pipeline
5A02 aluminum sheetAircraft fuel tanks and conduits, welding wires, rivets, ship structural parts5a02 aluminum sheet for aircraft fuel tank
5A03 aluminum sheetMedium-strength welded structures, cold stamped parts, welded containers, welding wire, can be used to replace 5A02 alloy5a03 aluminum sheet for cold stamping parts
5A05/5A06 aluminum sheetWelded structural parts, aircraft skin skeleton5a05 aluminum sheet for aircraft skin skeleton