Aluminum 5086

Aluminum 5086 is structural alloy, which offers users strong corrosion resistance and high electrical conductivity. Offering higher strength levels than 5052 or 5083, Aluminum 5086 becomes stronger with stain hardening and cold working, all while remaining a cost-effective choice. It can be welded with conventional methods, though electric arc welding is preferred.

Popular uses for Aluminum 5086 include the following applications:

  • Shipyards
  • Tank cars
  • Superstructures
  • Patrol and workboat hulls
  • Armor plating
  • TV towers
  • Drilling rigs
  • Transportation equipment
  • Cryogenics
  • Missile components
  • Marine components

In order to consider Aluminum 5086, an alloy must be made of a certain chemical composition that includes but is not limited to:

  • Al 95.4%
  • Mg 4%
  • Cr 0.15%
  • Mn 0.4%

The Aluminum 5086 sold by Continental Steel meets a variety of specifications from leading organizations like ASTM, MIL, QQ, SAE, and UNS.

Continental Steel offers a number of different shapes and sizes of Aluminum 5086 that include, sheet, coil, pipes, bar, tubing, plate and special extrusions. To find out if your next project or job would benefit from Aluminum 5086, please contact us directly at Continental Steel.

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