Aluminium 5083 is a medium-strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of the non-heat treatable alloys but is not recommended for use in temperatures above 65°C. It is also commonly used in sheet metal fabrications such as HVAC ductwork, kitchen equipment, and light fittings. It has good resistance to corrosion with good machinability. It can be welded using all standard methods but is not recommended for welding in the heat-affected zone of high-strength alloys.
Moderate strength • Good machinability • Corrosion resistant • Excellent weldability