Aluminium 1100 is soft, low strength and at 99% aluminium composition, is the commercially pure grade among aluminium alloys
A 1100 is commonly used to make many household items, such as cooking utensils, household foil, and food containers. It is also used in a wide range of industrial applications, involving both thermal and electrical conductivity.
WORKABILITY OF ALUMINIUM 1100:
Easily cold or hot rolled, stamped, forged, spun and drawn Intermediate annealing unnecessary for consecutive drawing and spinning Re-annealing recommended when additional cold work follows substantial cold working
Aluminium alloy 5052 contains nominally 2.5% magnesium & 0.25% chromium. It has good workability, medium static strength, high fatigue strength, good weldability, and very good corrosion resistance, especially in marine atmospheres. It is the alloy most suited to forming operations, with good workability and higher strength than that of the 1100 or 3003 alloys that are commercially available
5052 is often used in high strength sheet metal work, marine components, appliances, fuel and oil tubing, signs, trucks bodies and electrical cabinets.
Alloy 5083 alumunium plates have higher strength than 5052 plate and has exceptional thermal conductivity. In the tempered condition, it retains good formability due to excellent ductility. Because Alloy 5083 exhibits excellent resistance to general corrosion, it is commonly applicable in marine applications.