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What is 1050 aluminium?

08-08-17
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What is 1050 aluminium?

Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work. It is known for its excellent corrosion resistance. It is high ductile and highly reflective with a bright finish.

 

Basic properties

 

1050 aluminium alloy is "commercially pure" (1000 or 1xxx series). As a wrought alloy, it is not machined or used in castings. Rather, it is usually formed by rolling or extrusion. It is commonly used in the electrical and chemical industries as it has high electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. It can be strengthened by cold working, but not by heat treatment.

 

Aluminium alloy 1050 also corresponds to the following specifications:

• AA1050A

• S1B

• A91050

 

Applications

 

• Common applications for 1050 aluminium are for chemical process plant equipment, food industrial containers, architectural flashings, cable sheathings and lamp reflectors.

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