Metals 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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