5052 Checker plate Alternative It has become common practice in Australia and New Zealand for Alloy 5251 to be offered as an alternative to 5052. The two alloys are very similar in composition and properties and in many cases they are functionally interchangeable. They are however different alloys and a piece of metal that complies with one cannot also comply with the other. Some users can only accept one alloy or the other.
5052 Checker plate is not heat-treatable, but is stronger than most of the 5xxx series of alloys. It has very good corrosion resistance, and can be easily welded. 5052 is not a good choice for extensive machining operations, as it has only a fair machinability rating.
The 5052 aluminum sheet with H32 temper has an unpolished (mill) surface, and meets American Society for Testing and
Characteristics: Lightweight, semi-smooth surface with a dull mill finish.
5052 Checker plate Workability: Excellent candidate for most processing techniques. High strength with good corrosion resistance. Non-heat treatable product.
Applications: Commonly machined to end-user specifications. Aircraft, Marine, and Commercial grade parts.
Mechanical Properties: Non-magnetic, Brinell = 60, Tensile = 33,000, Yield = 28,000 (+/-)
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