Aluminum 5005

Aluminum 5005 is a lean aluminum magnesium alloy with low density and excellent thermal conductivity. This medium strength non-heat-treatable alloy is known for its corrosion resistance in alkaline marine situations.

Aluminum 5005 is readily machinable, and can be welded using TIG and MIG methods. It is important to note that anodizing is a critical part to how Aluminum 5005 is used.

To be considered Aluminum 5005, an alloy must have a unique chemical composition that includes:

  • Al Balance
  • Mg 0.50-1.10%
  • Si 0.30%
  • Fe 0.70%
  • Cr 0.10%
  • Zn 0.25%
  • Cu 0.20%
  • Mn 0.20%

Due to its many benefits, Aluminum 5005 is in use in a wide variety of applications and industries including:

  • Roofing & siding materials
  • Chemical & food equipment
  • Storage tanks
  • Home appliances
  • Sheet-metal work
  • Electric conductors
  • High Strength foil
  • HVAC equipment
  • Furniture

Continental Steel stocks and sells Aluminum 5005 in many different shapes and sizes such as plate, tube, wire, rods, and sheet. All of the Aluminum 5005 available from Continental Steel meets many of the leading industry specifications like ASTM, MIL, DIN, QQ, SAE, and UNS.

To learn if Aluminum 5005 will work for your next project or job, please speak with a Continental Steel expert today.

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