1050 aluminium alloy is an aluminium-based alloy in the “commercially pure” wrought family (1000 or 1xxx series). As a wrought alloy, it is not used in castings. Instead, it is usually formed by extrusion or rolling. It is commonly used in the electrical and chemical industries, on account of having high electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and workability. 1050 alloy is also sometimes used for the manufacture of heat sinks, since it has a higher thermal conductivity than other alloys. It has low mechanical strength compared to more significantly alloyed metals. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment.
Aluminum sheet 5052 is used in many types of industrial applications, including: Refrigerator liners Fuel tanks Storm shutters Panels
Aluminum 1100 sheet is among the softest aluminum alloys and therefore is not used for high-strength or high-pressure applications. Though it is often cold-worked, pure aluminum can be hot-worked as well, but more frequently, aluminum is shaped by spinning, stamping and drawing processes, none of which require the use of high heat. These processes produce aluminum shapes in the form of foil,plates, round bars or rods, sheets, strips, and wire. Aluminum 1100 can also be welded; resistance welding is possible, but it can be difficult and usually requires the attention of skilled welders. Aluminum 1100 is just one of several common aluminum alloys and is soft, low strength and, at 99% min aluminum, is the commercially pure aluminum. Copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, silicon, titanium, vanadium and zinc comprise the remaining elements. It cannot be hardened by heat treatment and is very formable.