5052 aluminum is the strongest alloys among the more common non heat-treatable alloys. In spite of its strength (its fatigue strength is higher than most aluminum alloys), it forms well with reasonable inside-bend radii. Corrosion resistance and weldability are very good. 5052 aluminum has better salt water corrosion resistance than 1100 aluminum. In addition, this grade has particularly good resistance to marine atmosphere and salt water corrosion. It is non heat-treatable. Main alloy is magnesium. It is non heat-treatable.
Applications: 5052 is used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from aircraft components to home appliances, and marine and transportation industry parts. It is also common in heavy-duty cooking utensils and equipment for bulk processing of food. 5052 is also used frequently for electronic chassis, tanks, pressure vessels and any number of parts requiring considerable strength and formability at reasonable cost. Anodizing may be slightly yellowish.