The 1050 aluminum alloy is formed from pure aluminum by added a small amount of copper element, and the 1050 aluminum sheet has low strength, excellent formability, surface treatment property, weldability and corrosion resistance. Besides, the industrial pure aluminum has the characteristics of high plasticity, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity, but the strength is low, it can not be strengthened by heat treatment, the machinability is not good, and contact welding and gas welding are acceptable. The higher the purity, the lower the hardness of the aluminum plate, in the 1000 series pure aluminum alloys, 1050 aluminum has higher strength, it is almost the same as 1060 aluminum.
Aluminum is a strong steel that can withstand weight very easily. This property makes it compatible to manufacture wheels for heavy vehicles. So, as to withstand heavy pressure to carry heavy loads by trucks and other vehicles aluminum wheels are most important. Rail systems in Japan and aircraft are also made using aluminum.
3003 Aluminum Alloy contains Manganese as its major alloying element. 3003 Aluminum is an alloy with very good corrosion resistance and moderate strength. It is not heat treatable and develops strengthening from cold working only. 3003 Aluminum Alloy has good machinability and welding is readily accomplished by means of conventional welding methods. Commonly used in chemical equipment, ductwork, and in general sheet metal work. 3003 Aluminum is typically used in stampings and the manufacturing of pressure vessels, builder’s hardware, garage doors, awning slats, refrigerator panels, gas lines, gasoline tanks, heat exchangers, drawn and spun parts, and storage tanks. All of our 3003 Aluminum Sheet is protected on one side with a protective vinyl film.