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1100 (UNS A91100) is commercially pure aluminum (99.00% minimum). Excellent corrosion resistance, workability and weldability; high thermal conductivity. Tensile strength range 14,000 to 24,000 psi. Uses include deep drawing, spinning, sheet metal work, decorative and architectural applications, air ducts, name plates, fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/1 and ASTM B-209.

3003 (UNS A93003) is alloyed with 1.2% manganese to provide a tensile strength range of 17,000 to 30,000 psi. Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Used for drawing, spinning, fuel tanks, sheet metal work and other applications where slightly higher strength than 1100 is required. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/2 and ASTM B-209.

5OO5 (UNS A95005) is alloyed with .8% magnesium. Tensile strength range 18,000 to 30,000 psi. Excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Specified for applications comparable to 1100 and 3003 where anodizing is required. Anodized finish matches that of architectural alloy 6063. Conforms to ASTM specification B-209.

5052 (UNS A95052) is alloyed with 2.5% magnesium. Tensile strength range 31,000 to 44,000 psi. Very good corrosion resistance, good workability, weldability and strength. Used for aircraft fuel tanks, storm shutters, refrigerator liners, utensils, electronic mounting plates and panels, fan blades, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/8 and ASTM B-209.

5O83 (UNS A95083) is alloyed with 4.45% magnesium, 0.65% manganese and 0.15% chromium. Tensile strength range: 40,000 to 59,000 psi. For use in structures requiring high weld efficiency for maximum joint strength plus light weight and corrosion resistance. Applications: marine components, truck bodies, construction equipment, tanks, structural towers, drilling rigs, cryogenic applications, etc. Conforms to ASTM B209 and Federal specification QQ-A-250/6.

5086 (UNS A95086) is alloyed with 4.0% magnesium, .45% manganese and 0.15% chromium. This alloy has a typical tensile strength range of 40,000 to 54,000 psi. It offers resistance to stress corrosion and superior resistance to atmospheric corrosion plus good general workability. Applications include tanks (stationary, trailer and rail-car), marine components and welded assemblies of all kinds. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/7 and ASTM B-209.

5454 (UNS A95454) is alloyed with 2.7% magnesium, 0.8% manganese and 0.12% chromium. Tensile strength range 36,000 to 47,000 psi. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Uses include pressure vessels (ASME code approved for up to 400 F.), tanks, dumptruck bodies, welded structures, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/10  and ASTM B-209.


2O24 (UNS A92024), is alloyed with 4.5% copper. Tensile strength range 30,000 to 63,000 psi. Fair workability and corrosion resistance. Forming operations are limited. Used for high strength structural and aircraft applications. Also available as Alclad for improved corrosion resistance. 2024 conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/4 and ASTM B-209.

6O61 (UNS A96061) is alloyed with 1.0% magnesium and .6% silicon. Tensile strength range 20,000 to 42,000 psi. Good formability, weldability and corrosion resistance. Used for engineering and structural applications, boats, furniture, transportation equipment, etc. Conforms to Federal specification QQ-A-250/11 and ASTM B-209.

7O5O is alloyed with Zinc (5.7-6.7%), Copper (2.0-2.6%) and Magnesium (1.9-2.6%) to offer superior strength, stress corrosion resistance and toughness. Stocked in T7451 (formerly T73651), a temper intermediate to T3 and T76. Used in aircraft and missile applications. Conforms to AMS 4050, MMS1420, BAC 5439 Class A, BMS 7-323 and MIL-STD 2154.

7O75 (UNS A97075) and Alclad 7075are heavily alloyed with zinc with lesser amounts of magnesium, copper and chromium. One of the strongest of the aluminum alloys, its use parallels that of 2024 with 7075 selected when higher mechanical properties are desired. Forming operations are limited. Also available as Alclad for improved corrosion resistance. All 7075 flat products conform to ASTMB-209; 7075 Bare conforms to Federal Spec QQ-A-250/12, Alclad 7075, QQ-A-250/13.


Once you know the weight of a particular size of sheet or plate in a given alloy, it is easy to determine the appropriate weight for alternative alloys by using these conversion factors.

1100     5083 2014 2024 7075
5005   5052 5086 Alclad Alclad Alclad
6061 3003 5454 5456 2014 2024 7075
1.00 1.01 0.98 0.979 1.03 1.02 1.03
(.098) (.099) (.097) (.096) (.101) (.100) (.101)

Note: Densities in lbs./cubic inch are indicated in parentheses.

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