Aluminium / Aluminum 3005 Alloy (UNS A93005)

Topics Covered

Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties


Aluminium / aluminum 3000 series alloys provide a wide range of mechanical properties coupled with excellent corrosion resistance, weldability and formability.

Aluminium/aluminum 3005 alloy is a non-heat treatable wrought alloy with manganese as the key alloying element.

The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminium / aluminum 3005 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminium / aluminum 3005-T14 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 95.7 - 98.8
Manganese, Mn 1- 1.5
Iron, Fe ≤ 0.70
Silicon, Si ≤ 0.60
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.30
Zinc, Zn ≤ 0.25
Magnesium, Mg 0.20 - 0.60
Chromium, Cr ≤ 0.10
Titanium, Ti ≤ 0.10
Other (each) ≤ 0.050
Other (total) ≤ 0.15

Physical Properties

The physical properties of aluminium / aluminum 3005-T14 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.73 g/cm³ 0.0986 lb/in³
Melting point 630 - 655°C 1170 - 1210 °F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of aluminium / aluminum 3005-T14 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 180 MPa 26100 psi
Yield strength 165 MPa 23900 psi
Elongation 7% 7%
Elastic modulus 69 GPa 10000 ksi
Shear strength 110 MPa 16000 psi
Hardness, Brinell (@load 500 kg; thickness 10.0 mm) 49 49

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of aluminum 3005-T14 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@20-100°C/68-212°F) 23.9 µm/m°C 13.3 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity 160 W/mK 1110 BTU in/hr.ft².°F


Aluminium / aluminum 3005 alloy is used in the following areas:

  • Furniture
  • Ladders
  • Rolling shutters
  • False ceilings
  • Heat insulation
  • Aerials and antennae

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