5052 aluminum sheet is often referred to as “”Anodize Quality Aluminum””, as it has excellent finishing qualities and anodized coatings are bright and clear. The major alloying element in 5052 is magnesium in sufficient quantities to cause substantial lowering of the melting point without producing brittleness. When magnesium is used as the major alloying element, or in combination with manganese, the result is a moderate to high strength non-heat treatable aluminum alloy. 5052 is far stronger than the 1100 or 3000 series aluminums, yet forms with reasonable bend radii. Weldability is very good and 5052 has good resistance to corrosion, especially in salt-water / marine atmospheres.
6061 aluminum sheet alloy is strong, easily machined, and weldable. Aluminum 6061 T6 alloys are doubled the strength of aluminum 6063 alloys. Aluminum 6061 has an ultimate tensile strength of at least 42,000 psi (290 MPa) and yield strength of at least 35,000 psi (241 MPa). In thicknesses of 0.250 inch (6.35 mm) or less, it has elongation of 8% or more; in thicker sections, it has elongation of 10%. T651 temper has similar mechanical properties. The famous Pioneer plaque was made of this particular alloy. Order 6061 Aluminum Sheets in 6061 Aluminum in small quantities and no minimums of all Aluminum 6061 at The Metal Store. “”
the 5052 aluminum alloy is used to make beverage closure without internal pressure. The raw material is 5052 H19 aluminum sheet, the material is first oxidized to improve the coating adhesion and corrosion resistance. After the two sides are painted, the can lid is formed. So 5052 aluminum is another material for processing closures. 5052 aluminum sheet has good oxidation coloring effect, excellent metal texture and hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance, long service life, and is widely used in high-end mobile phone casings, high-end air-conditioning casings and other fields with high requirements for oxidation and metal texture.