5052 Aluminum has the highest strength alloy of the more common non-heat treatable grades. Fatigue strength is higher than most aluminum alloys. In addition, this grade has particularly good resistance to marine atmosphere and salt water corrosion. Plates are more than .250” thick and most often used for heavy duty application. It has excellent finishing characteristics, and anodic coatings are bright and clear.
APPLICATIONS used in a wide variety of applications from aircraft components to home appliances, marine structures, and transportation industry parts, heavy duty cooking utensils, and equipment for bulk processing of food, flooring panels, streetlights, and rivets, and wire.