sheet metal-en-aw-50051

Sheet metal
EN AW 5005

Aluminium-magnesium alloy. A rolled alloy with medium to low mechanical properties that's mainly used in the furnishing, building, chemical, packaging, and marine structures industries. Excellent anodizing results.

technical characteristics

Weldability: good


Surface treatments

  • Technical anodisation: optimal 
  • Decorative anodisation: optimal

Workability: sufficient


Resistance to corrosion

  • In normal environments: good
  • In marine environments: good


The alloy 5005 is available in the physical state H111 and H32, in thicknesses ranging from 1 to 6 mm. The alloy is also available in versions suitable or guaranteed for anodic oxidation.

The commercial formats are always available in stock, and special custom sizes can even be provided upon request, with or without PVC.

General information

Chemical composition (% weight)


Physical properties

1 MPa = 1 N/mm2 = 0.10197 kg/mm2

  • Specific weight (g/cm3): 2.69
  • Elastic modulus (MPa): 70000
  • Thermal conductivity (W/m °C): 176 
  • Electrical conductivity at 20°C (m/ Ω mm²): 31
  • Thermal expansion coefficient (10 -6/K): 23.9
  • Melting range (°C): 630-652

mechanical properties

Indicative values

Tensile strength Rm (N/mm3)Yield strength Rp 0.2Elongation A5Hardness HB


  • Possibility of furnishing pre-anodised or pre-painted sheet metal in continuation;
  • Possibility of applying PVC;
  • Possibility of custom planishing.