About 5052 Aluminum vs 6061 Introduction

5052 aluminum alloy sheet and 6061 aluminum alloy sheet are two conventional products in the aluminum processing industry. In essence, they have a certain difference, and there are also some difference in applications. Then, Mingtai Aluminum will briefly introduce the characteristics and uses of the two common aluminum sheets, 5052 aluminum vs 6061 aluminum alloy sheet. I hope everyone has a clear understanding when purchasing aluminum sheets.


5052 aluminum vs 6061 aluminum

6061 aluminum is the representative product of 6 series aluminum sheet plates, and 5052 aluminum is the representative product of 5 series aluminum product. The main alloying elements in 6061 aluminum sheet are magnesium and silicon, which have medium strength, good corrosion resistance, weldability and good oxidation effect. The main alloying element of 5052 aluminum sheet is magnesium, which has high fatigue strength.


5052 vs 6061 corrosion resistance

The main alloying element of 5052 aluminum alloy sheet is magnesium, which is a widely used anti-rust aluminum. This alloy has high strength and good forming and processing properties. While adding Mg element to 6061 alloy, a small amount of copper or zinc is also added to increase the strength of the alloy without significantly reducing its corrosion resistance.

5052 aluminum vs 6061 t6

5052 aluminum can be bent, 6061 t6 has high hardness, and 6061 t6 aluminum plates are generally used for abrasive tools, but at the same time, both have a good oxidation effect and have a good use experience. 6061 aluminum t6 also adds a small amount of copper to offset the adverse effects of titanium and iron on conductivity; zirconium or titanium can refine the grain and control the recrystallization structure; in order to improve the machinability of 6061 aluminum, it can be added Lead and bismuth.


Aluminum 5052 vs 6061 price comparison

In the case of conventional specifications, the price of 6061 aluminum sheet is more expensive than that of 5052 aluminum sheet. The processing technology of 6061 aluminum sheet is complicated, the cost is higher, and the price is naturally more expensive. But the specific price of the two still depends on their respective specifications, and the specific quotation still needs to be analyzed according to different situations.

Mingtai Aluminum is a aluminum sheet supplier and manufacturer that produces 5052 aluminum and 6061 aluminum sheet plates. The width of the aluminum sheet plates produced can reach 2650mm. 5052 products are widely used in trolley boxes, fuel tank materials, liquid crystal back panels, tank materials, door panels, high-voltage switch housings and other fields. 6061 is mainly used in 3C fields such as mobile phone card slots, buttons, computer brackets, computer shells, and trolley boxes.