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5xxx Series Aluminium

The primary alloying element of 5xxx Series Aluminium Alloys is Magnesium, which helps to create moderate to high-strength alloys, with the highest strength of all non-heat-treatable alloys. For applications where temperatures exceed 65℃, alloys featuring no more than 3.5% Magnesium are recommended, in addition to a lower temper, to stave off stress corrosion cracking.

They are a precipitation hardened alloy, with properties similar to 3xxx series, but with higher strength and improved corrosion resistance. In this vein, plates tempered to H116 and H321 offer excellent saline corrosion protection and are used extensively in the marine industry. Additionally, this series is easy to anodize, which offers greater corrosion resistance, as well as offering different colour options.

As a grade regarded as “general purpose” they find themselves used in many different industries including; architecture and construction, automotive, marine, shipbuilding, bridge construction, electronics, electronics and energy.

All alloys are readily weldable, with 5xxx Series Alloys offering the strongest weld strength of all Aluminium Alloys. They are not a grade recommended for machining, however.

We supply all grades of 5xxx Series Alloys, so please feel free to contact us with your direct requirements.

 

Available 5xxx Series Alloys

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Alloy 5005

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5005

AW-5005

A95005

AlMg1(B)

N41

Characteristics

  • Moderate strength

  • Excellent weldability

  • Excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion

  • Ideal for decorative anodising

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Alloy 5019

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5019

AW-5019

A95019

3.3555

AlMg5

Characteristics

  • High strength

  • Excellent corrosion resistance against seawater and weathering

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  • Plate

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  • Strip

  • Coil

Alloy 5049

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5049

AW-5049

3.3527

AlMg2Mn0.8

A95049

Characteristics

  • Good strength

  • Good workability to increase strength, at the cost of ductility

  • Very good corrosion resistance

  • Very good weldability

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Alloy 5052

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5052

AW-5052

3.3523

AlMg2.5

A95052

Characteristics

  • Moderate to high strength

  • Excellent corrosion resistance to seawater

  • Good weldability

  • Good fatigue strength

  • Good cold formabilty

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Alloy 5083

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5083

AW-5083

3.3547

AlMg4.5Mn0.7

N8

Characteristics

  • Highest strength non-heat treatable alloy

  • Excellent resistance to corrosion from seawater and chemical attack

  • Maintains excellent strength after welding

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Alloy 5086

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5086

AW-5086

3.3545

AlMg4

A95086

Characteristics

  • Higher strength than 5052, but less than 5083

  • Very good weldability

  • Strengthened by cold working

  • Excellent corrosion resistance to seawater

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Alloy 5182

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5182

AW-5182

A95182

AlMg4.5Mn0.4

Characteristics

  • Moderate strength

  • Excellent weldability

  • High ductility

  • Good corrosion resistance

  • Lowest electrical conductivity of all 5xxx series alloys

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Alloy 5251

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5251

AW-5251

3.3525

AlMg2Mn0.3

N4

Characteristics

  • Moderate strength

  • Very good weldability

  • Work hardens very quickly

  • High ductility

  • Excellent corrosion resistant to seawater

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  • Welding Rod

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Alloy 5356

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5356

AW-5356

3.3556

AlMg5

2901

Characteristics

  • One of the most common aluminium welding alloys

  • Excellent corrosion resistance

  • High shear strength

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Alloy 5454

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5454

AW-5454

3.3537

AlMg3Mn

N51

Characteristics

  • Moderate to high strength

  • Very good corrosion resistance to seawater

  • Possesses high fatigue strength

  • Good formability

  • Good weldability

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Alloy 5456

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5456

AW-5456

A95456

AlMg5Mn1

Characteristics

  • Wrought equivalent of 5356 welding alloy

  • Good strength

  • Excellent resistance to saltwater corrosion

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  • Plate

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  • Tread Plate

  • Tube

  • Round Bar

  • Rectangular Bar

  • Hexagonal Bar

  • Custom Extrusions

Alloy 5754

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Int'l Equivalents

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5754

AW-5754

3.3535

AlMg3

Characteristics

  • Good strength

  • Excellent cold workability

  • Excellent resistance to saltwater corrosion

  • Commonly used for flooring in marine environments