Dalsteel Metals Pty Limited

Data Sheets

Aluminium Alloy // Commercial Alloy // 5052 - H32 Sheet and Treadplate

Chemical Element % Present

Spec: BS EN 573-3:2009

Alloy 5052

Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.10
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.40
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Magnesium (Mg) 2.20 - 2.80
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 0.25
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.15 - 0.35
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Aluminium (Al) Balance
Physical PropertyValue
Density 2.68 g/cm³
Melting Point 605 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.7 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 138 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.0495 x10^-6 Ω .m
Mechanical PropertyValue

Spec: BS EN 485-2:2008

Sheet and Treadplate - 0.2mm to 6.00mm

Tensile Strength 210 - 260 MPa
Proof Stress 130 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 61 HB

Aluminium alloy 5052 in H32 temper has very good corrosion resistance to seawater and marine and industrial atmosphere. It also has very good weldability and good cold formability. It is a medium to high strength alloy with a strength slightly higher than 5251 and a medium to high fatigue strength.

Alloy 5052-H32 has a range of useful properties:
Decorative Finish
Hard Wearing
Corrosion Resistant
Low Maintenance

Amongst the applications for Alloy 5052 are:
Road Signs
Architectural Paneling
Welded Tubes
Chemical Industry
Desalination units
Pressure Vessels

Alloy Designations

Alloy 5052 corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

Al Mg 2.5

Al 2.5Mg Cr



Temper Types

The most common tempers for 5052 aluminium are:

  • H32 - Work hardened by rolling then stabilised by low-temperature heat treatment to quarter hard

Supplied Forms

The main form supplied of this alloy is TripleGrip Treadplate

  • Sheet
  • Extrusions
  • Plate
  • Treadplate/Patterened Sheet


Weldability – Gas: Good

Weldability – Arc: Very Good

Weldability – Resistance: Very Good

Brazability: Acceptable

Solderability: Not recommended


Workability – Cold: Good

Machinability: Acceptable

This Data is indicative only and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification. In particular, mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by the Company in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

Please note that the 'Datasheet Update' date shown above is no guarantee of accuracy or whether the datasheet is up to date.

The information provided in this datasheet has been drawn from various recognised sources, including EN Standards, recognised industry references (printed & online) and manufacturers’ data. No guarantee is given that the information is from the latest issue of those sources or about the accuracy of those sources.

Material supplied by the Company may vary significantly from this data, but will conform to all relevant and applicable standards.

As the products detailed may be used for a wide variety of purposes and as the Company has no control over their use; the Company specifically excludes all conditions or warranties expressed or implied by statute or otherwise as to dimensions, properties and/or fitness for any particular purpose, whether expressed or implied.

Advice given by the Company to any third party is given for that party’s assistance only and without liability on the part of the Company. All transactions are subject to the Company’s current Conditions of Sale. The extent of the Company’s liabilities to any customer is clearly set out in those Conditions; a copy of which is available on request.

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