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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy

1050A H14 Sheet


Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required.
Alloy 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly reflective finish.

Applications - Alloy 1050 is typically used for:
Chemical process plant equipment
Food industry containers
Pyrotechnic powder
Architectural flashings
Lamp reflectors
Cable sheathing

Chemical Composition

BS EN 573-3:2009
Alloy 1050A
Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.05
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.40
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.05
Magnesium (Mg) 0.0 - 0.05
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 0.25
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.07
Titanium (Ti) 0.0 - 0.05
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.03
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Alloy Designations

Aluminium alloy 1050A also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

AA1050

S1B

A91050

 

Generic Physical Properties

Physical Property Value
Density 2.71 g/cm³
Melting Point 650 °C
Thermal Expansion 24 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 71 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 222 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.0282 x10^-6 Ω .m

Mechanical Properties

BS EN 485-2:2008
Sheet - 0.2mm to 6.00mm
Mechanical Property Value
Tensile Strength 105 - 145 MPa
Proof Stress 85 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 34 HB
Elongation A 12 Min %

Weldability

When welding 1050 to itself or an alloy from the same subgroup the recommended filler wire is 1100. For welding to alloys 5083 and 5086 or alloys from the 7XXX series, the recommend wire is 5356. For other alloys use 4043 filler wire.

Fabrication

Workability – Cold: Excellent

Machinability: Poor

Weldability – Gas: Excellent

Weldability – Arc: Excellent

Weldability – Resistance: Excellent

Brazability: Excellent

Solderability: Excellent


Disclaimer

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.

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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.

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