Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required.
Aluminium Alloys Explained
Aluminium alloy 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly reflective finish.
Chemical Composition of Aluminium Alloy 1050
Table 1. Chemical composition for aluminium alloy 1050
Properties of Aluminium Alloy 1050
Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloy 1050
Table 2. Mechanical properties for aluminium alloy 1050 H14
|BS EN 485-2:2008
0.2mm to 6.00mm
||85 Min MPa
||105 - 145 MPa
||12 Min %
*properties above are for material in the H14 condition
Physical Properties of Aluminium Alloy 1050
Table 3. Physical properties for aluminium alloy 1050
|Modulus of Elasticity
||0.282 x 10-6 Ω.m
||24 x 10-6/K
Aluminium alloy 1050 also corresponds to the following designations:
Fabrication of Aluminium Alloy 1050
When welding Aluminium alloy 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 recommended wire is 5356. For other alloys use 4043 filler wire.
Table 4. Fabrication response for aluminium alloy 1050
|Workability – Cold
|Weldability – Gas
|Weldability – Arc
|Weldability – Resistance
The most common temper for 1050 aluminium is:
- H14 - work hardened by rolling to half hard, not annealed after rolling
Applications of Aluminium Alloy 1050
Aluminium alloy 1050 is used for:
- Chemical process plant equipment
- Food industry containers
- Pyrotechnic powder
- Architectural flashings
- Lamp reflectors
- Cable sheathing
Aalco supplies alloy Aluminium alloy 1050-H14 as:
- Plain sheet
- Plain sheet with a PVC coating on one side
- Stucco sheet
- Stucco sheet with a PVC coating on one side
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