Aluminium 5083

Aluminium 5083 is known for exceptional performance in extreme environments. Aluminium 5083 is highly resistant to attack by both seawater and industrial chemical environments. Aluminium 5083 also retains exceptional strength after welding. It has the highest strength of the non-heat treatable alloys but is not recommended for use in temperatures in excess of 65°C.

The table below summarizes Aluminium 5083’s characteristics in comparison to other Aluminium Grades.

Formability or Workability Weldability Machining Corrosion Resistance Heat Treating Strength Typical Applications
Alloy 1050 Excellent Excellent Poor Excellent No Low General Fabrication
Alloy 5083 Excellent Good Poor Excellent No High Structural and Marine Applications
Alloy 6082 Good Good Good Excellent Yes Medium Structural Applications
Alloy 6083 Good Good Good Good Yes Medium Architectural Applications


Typical Applications of Aluminium 5083 are Shipbuilding, Rail cars, Vehicle bodies, Tip truck bodies, Mine skips and cages, Pressure vessels.

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