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3003 vs 5052 seems similar but have many differences

2020-04-08

3003 vs 5052 are all common alloy products on the market. They belong to the representative products of 3 series and 5 series alloys, respectively, and are also typical anti-rust aluminum alloys. Although both are widely used and have the same applications, they are quite different. There are many kinds of alloy aluminum plates. When we choose, we should understand the difference and use of each alloy aluminum plate, so that we can choose a suitable aluminum plate.

Introduction of 3003 vs 5052

3003 aluminum plate uses manganese as the main alloy element. The content is between 1.0% -1.5%, which is also the reason for the anti-rust performance. 3003 is one of the early mature products of aluminum processing. Many aluminum plate factories have stable and reliable production processes and related experience. When choosing, it is best to choose a large aluminum plate factory, which guarantees both quality and after-sales. For example, Mingtai Aluminum, a representative enterprise of domestic aluminum processing, has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the production of 3003 aluminum plates.

The composition of 5052 aluminum plate is mainly magnesium. In addition to its anti-corrosion properties, this alloy has high strength, especially fatigue resistance, good plasticity and weldability. 5052 aluminum plate also contains a small amount of manganese, chromium, beryllium, titanium and so on. Except for a small amount of solid solution, manganese in the alloy mostly forms MnAl6. It can improve the resistance to stress corrosion cracking, increase the strength of the base metal and the weld, and reduce the tendency of welding cracks.


Similarities and differences between 3003 vs 5052

From the perspective of common specifications, 3003 aluminum plates are mainly thin plates, and the application of thicker plates is not much; and 5052 aluminum plates are widely used in addition to thin plates and thick plates.

In terms of application, 3003 aluminum plates are mainly used in humid environments, such as product packaging, refrigerators, air conditioners, cold storage, ventilation ducts, etc. The 5052 aluminum plate is commonly used in electrical enclosures, transportation vehicles, pressure vessels, etc. It is a common material for the manufacture of automobiles, aircraft fuel tanks, and fuel pipes.

Regarding the price, the price of 3003 aluminum plate is significantly lower than that of 5052 aluminum plate. Under the same specifications, the difference is about 283-425 US dollars.

3003 vs 5052 have the same point, they can be made into aluminum plate and aluminum foil. When used as an aluminum plate, both can be used in areas requiring anti-rust function; when used as an aluminum foil, 3003 aluminum foil and 5052 aluminum foil are the raw materials of honeycomb aluminum foil, used to make aluminum honeycomb core.

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