1050A Aluminium Alloy

1050A Aluminium Alloy

1050A Aluminium Alloy is a "commercially pure", wrought alloy type with good corrosion resistance, high strength, high ductility, and a highly reflective finish. This alloy it is not used in castings. Instead, it is usually formed by extrusion or rolling.  1050 has low mechanical strength compared to more significantly alloyed metals. It can be strengthened by cold working, but it cannot be heat treated.

T4 is the commonly used tempering process for this alloy. The alloy is solution heat treated and naturally aged to gain a very stable condition.

Alloy 1050 (1050A) is typically used for chemical process plant equipment, food industry containers, kitchenware, pyrotechnic powder, automotive industry, heat sinks, architectural flashings, lamp reflectors, cable sheathing and general sheet metal work.

Typical Physical Properties of 1050A Aluminium Alloy

Métrico

Imperial

Density

2.705 g/cm3

0.09772 lb/in3

Melting Point

640°C

1184°F

Typical Mechanical Properties of 1050A Aluminium Alloy

Metric

Imperial

Tensile strength (@diameter 12.7 mm/0.500 in)

75 MPa

10877 psi

Elongation at break

32%

32%

Elastic modulus

73 GPa

10587 ksi

Shear strength

50 MPa

7251 psi

Hardness, Brinell

20

20

Hardness, Vickers

22

22

Chemical Composition of 1050A Aluminium Alloy

Contenido (%)

Al

= 99.5

Si

= 0.25

Zn

= 0.070

Mg

= 0.050

Cu

= 0.050

Ti

= 0.050

Mn

= 0.050

Fe

= 0.40

Other

= 0.030

Thermal Properties of 1050A Aluminium Alloy

Metric

Imperial

Thermal conductivity

121-193 W/mK

838-1338 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

Alloy Designation

US

US Federal

Europa

UK

Other

1050A

WS 3.0255

BS 1B 1050A Sheet, plate

A5 - 1050A