5083 Aluminium as supplied by Metalex.
As on of the UK’s leading suppliers of 5083 Aluminium we felt it only right that we give you everything you need to know about this incredible useful alloy
Metalex stock a range of Aluminium 5083 Plate and Aluminium 5083 Round Bar and supply and process 5083 Aluminium to order to meet your specific requirements.
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- Aluminium 5083 Cast Machined Tooling Plate
- Aluminium 5083H111 Plate
- Aluminium 5083 Condition “0” Round Bar
5083 Aluminium – Exceptional performance in extreme settings
Introducing 5083 Aluminium, a seriously strong alloy that’s popular in all sorts of heavy engineering contexts. 5083 Aluminium has a very high resistance to corroding sea water and powerful industrial chemicals. It displays the best strength of all non-heat treatable alloys but isn’t suitable for using in temperatures higher than 65°C. It retains its strength after welding very well indeed. And its blend of good ductility and formability means it works very well in low temperature environments.
What is 5083 Aluminium?
Mechanical and physical properties of 5083 Aluminium:
- Proof strength 145 MPa
- Tensile strength 300 MPa
- Shear strength 175 MPa
- Hardness Vickers 75 HV
- Hardness Brinnell 75 HB
- Elongation 23%
- Density 2.65Kg/m3
- Thermal expansion 25 x 10 to the minus 6/K
- Melting point 570C
- Modulus of elasticity 72 GPa
- Electrical Resistivity 0.058 X 10 to the minus 6 Ω .m
- Thermal conductivity 121W/m.K
Working with 5083 Aluminium:
Some things to consider when you are working with 5083 Aluminium.
- Poor solder ability
- Poor brazability
- Poor machinability
- Average quality gas weldability
- Average cold workability
- Excellent arc weldability
- Excellent resistance weldability
How is 5083 Aluminium made?
The typical chemical composition of 5083 Aluminium is:
- Copper 0.1%
- Titanium 0.15%
- Zinc 0.25%
- Iron 0.4%
- Silicon 0.4%
- Manganese 0.4 to 1%
- Magnesium 4% to 4.9%
Why was 5083 Aluminium invented?
5083 Aluminium was created for use in very extreme environments, places where sea water, chemicals or other damaging substances would potentially make lesser alloys fail. If you want to weld it, either to itself or another alloy belonging to the same sub-group, the recommended filler metal is 5183 followed by 5356 and 5556.
What is 5083 Aluminium used for?
5083 Aluminium is an incredibly strong alloy used in heavy engineering and industrial applications, where strength comes at a premium:
Some applications of 5083 Aluminium include:
- Pressure vessels
- The bodies of tipper trucks
- Railway carriages
- The cages and skips used in mining
- The bodies of vehicles
- CNC machined components
- Making moulds
- Making gauges
- General engineering
- Precision engineering
- Tool technology
- Security technology
- Medical technology
- Tooling for aerospace applications
What affects the price of 5083 Aluminium?
Supplies of aluminium metal itself will impact the price of 5083 Aluminium, thanks to the everyday behaviour of economic supply and demand. The supply of the other metals used to make the alloy also has an effect – for example if titanium becomes hard to find, 5083 Aluminium will be more expensive to make. Politics, trade wars, sanctions and post-Brexit transport difficulties impact supplies. So does the fight against climate change, which is putting pressure on various CO2 heavy mining methods. Supply chain issues like the blocking of the Suez Canal don’t help, nor do pandemics.
If you need to know more about 5083 Aluminium you can check out the Wikipedia entry here.
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