Aluminum 5052

Aluminum 5052 is a non-heat treatable alloy with excellent finishing qualities. Aluminum 5052 offers better corrosion resistance than most aluminum alloys, especially to salt water and marine atmospheres.

This alloy can be readily welded using most common techniques and is in fact offers some of the best welding characteristics of all aluminum alloys.

Due to the benefits it offers users, Aluminum 5052 is in use in a number of commercial and industrial applications including:

  • Cooking utensils
  • Food processing equipment
  • Storage tanks
  • Truck and trailer components
  • Electronic chassis
  • Mailboxes
  • Boating
  • Auto industry components and body panels
  • Ladders
  • Milk crates
  • Fencing
  • Appliances
  • Sheet metal parts

To be sold as Aluminum 5052, an alloy must have the following unique chemical composition:

  • Al 97.2%
  • Mg 2.5%
  • Cr 0.25%

All the Aluminum 5052 sold by Continental Steel meets or exceeds a number of leading industry specifications including those from AMS, ASTM, MIL, and QQ.

Continental Steel carries a wide variety of shapes and sizes of Aluminum 5052 such as plate and sheet. To discover how you can benefit from Aluminum 5052 from Continental Steel, please contact us directly today.

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