Aluminum Sheet Metal Materials

Aluminum 5052

This aluminum alloy uses magnesium as its primary alloying element. It has excellent corrosion resistance due to the lack of copper in its composition. Though 5052 cannot be heat treated, it has the highest strength of the non-heatable alloys. This alloy also has better formability than series 3 alloys. It is typically used for fuel tanks and highway and road signs.Aluminum 5052 Properties

Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa)Shear Modulus (GPa)Elongation at Break (%)Hardness (Brinell)Density (g/cm^3)
19311718602.68

Aluminum 6061

This is among the most “general-purpose” aluminum alloys. The primary alloying elements are magnesium and silicon and it will accept heat treatment. Bending aluminum 6061 is not recommended after it reaches high tempering levels because at that point it is likely to crack. This aluminum alloy can be used for sheet metal parts but requires some care and preparation.Aluminum 6061 Properties

Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa)Shear Modulus (GPa)Elongation at Break (%)Hardness (Brinell)Density (g/cm^3)
27696.517952.7
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