Aluminum alloy sheet

Haomei aluminium a wide range of aluminum alloy sheet products. Contact us to find exactly what your application calls for and how we can expertly process to your requirements… we’ve got you covered. The following is general information on the various aluminum alloys and grades, and their typical applications.

General Information of Aluminum Alloy sheet

Aluminum alloy sheet is a kind of industrial building materials, which can be used in various industries according to different materials. According to the surface treatment method, it can be divided into two categories: non painted products and painted products.

In general, the two broad categories of aluminum alloys are wrought alloys and casting alloys. Both of these groups are subdivided into heat-treatable and non-heat-treatable types. Around 85% of aluminum is used in wrought alloys. Cast alloys are relatively inexpensive to produce because of their low melting point, but they tend to have lower tensile strengths than their wrought counterparts.

List of Aluminum Alloy sheets:

  • 1xxx: Controlled unalloyed (pure) composition, used primarily in the electrical and chemical industries
  • 2xxx: Alloys in which copper is the principal alloying element, although other elements, notably magnesium, may be specified. 2xxxseries alloys are widely used in aircraft where their high strength (yield strengths as high as 455 MPa, or 66 ksi) is valued.
  • 3xxx: Alloys in which manganese is the principal alloying element, used as general-purpose alloys for architectural applications and various products
  • 4xxx: Alloys in which silicon is the principal alloying element, used in welding rods and brazing sheet
  • 5xxx: Alloys in which magnesium is the principal alloying element, used in boat hulls, gangplanks, and other products exposed to marine environments
  • 6xxx: Alloys in which magnesium and silicon are the principal alloying elements, commonly used for architectural extrusions and automotive components
  • 7xxx: Alloys in which zinc is the principal alloying element (although other elements, such as copper, magnesium, chromium, and zirconium, may be specified), used in aircraft structural components and other high-strength applications. The 7xxx series are the strongest aluminum alloys, with yield strengths ≥500 MPa (≥73 ksi) possible.
  • 8xxx: Alloys characterizing miscellaneous compositions. The 8xxx series alloys may contain appreciable amounts of tin, lithium, and/or iron.
  • 9xxx: Reserved for future use

Applications of Aluminium Alloy sheet

For more specific applications, we have put together a table that will easily let you decide on what Aluminum grade to use for your project.

End Use Potential Aluminum alloy sheet Grades
Aircraft (Structure/Tube) 2014 2024 5052 6061 7075
Architectural 3003 6061 6063
Automotive Parts 2014 2024
Building Products 6061 6063
Boat Building 5052 6061
Chemical Equipment 1100 6061
Cooking Utensils 3003 5052
Drawn and Spun parts 1100 3003
Electrical 6061 6063
Fasteners & Fittings 2024 6061
General Fabrication 1100 3003 5052 6061
Machined Parts 2011 2014
Marine Applications 5052 6061 6063
Piping 6061 6063
Pressure Vessels 3003 5052
Recreation Equipment 6061 6063
Screw Machine Products 2011 2024
Sheet Metal Work 1100 3003 5052 6061
Storage Tanks 3003 6061 6063
Structural Applications 2024 6061 7075
Trucks Frames & Trailers 2024 5052 6061 6063


Thickness Tolerances for Aluminum Sheet

Specified Thickness Thickness
Tolerance for widths
(Inches) up to 39.37˝
Over Thru Inches plus and minus
0.0059 0.016 0.0010
0.016 0.025 0.0015
0.025 0.039 0.0020
0.039 0.047 0.0025
0.047 0.063 0.0030
0.063 0.098 0.0035
0.098 0.126 0.0045
0.126 0.158 0.0055
0.158 0.197 0.0070

The above are the published thickness tolerances in ANSI-H35.2 for all aluminum sheet alloys not included in the Aerospace aluminum Alloys Table or specified for aerospace applications.

Thickness Tolerances for Aerospace Aluminum Alloy sheets

Specified Thickness


Tolerance for widths



up to 39.37˝



Inches plus and minus






















Common aluminum alloy sheet material


1050 H14 alloy sheet

Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required.Alloy 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly reflective finish.

1060 H4 alloy sheet

1060 aluminum alloy is another representative product in 1000 series aluminum alloys. 1060 aluminum alloy is formed by pure aluminum added by a small amount of copper element, which has excellent forming processing characteristics, high corrosion resistance, good weld ability and conductivity

1100 H4 alloy sheet

Pure aluminum (.99% min.) is highly resistant to attack by chemicals and rural, industrial and marine atmospheres. Easily worked and ductile enough for deep draws. For general use in applications where the essential qualities of aluminum will be beneficial

2024¨C0T3 alloy sheet

These are high-strength, heat-treatable alloys with nearly twice the strength of 5052 and fair corrosion resistance. Alclad 2024 provides improved corrosion resistance.

3003 H14 alloy sheet

Pure aluminum (.99% min.) is highly resistant to attack by chemicals and rural, industrial and marine atmospheres. Easily worked and ductile enough for deep draws. For general use in applications where the essential qualities of aluminum will be beneficial

5050 H34 alloy sheet

Very similar to 3003 in physical properties and corrosion resistance though slightly lighter. Recommended for anodized applications for best match with extruded aluminum components.

5052 H32 H34 alloy sheet

A versatile alloy for applications requiring greater strength. Readily formed, very good corrosion resistance. Recommended for applications requiring high strength and formability

5083 H16 H321 alloy sheet

Aluminium alloy 5083 contains 5.2% magnesium, 0.1% manganese and 0.1% chromium. In the tempered condition, it is strong, and retains good formability due to excellent ductility. 5083 has high resistance to corrosion, and is used in marine applications. It has the low density and excellent thermal conductivity common to all aluminium alloys.

5086¨CH32 H34 alloy sheet

Recommended for welded assemblies requiring both welding efficiency and high joint strength. Good corrosion resistance. Typical applications include pressure vessels, marine super-structures and transportation equipment.

6061 T4 T6 alloy sheet

This high-strength, heat-treatable alloy provides good formability and weldability and good corrosion resistance. Suitable for a wide variety of structural and architectural applications.

6063 alloy sheet

Commonly known as an architectural alloy. It has reasonably high tensile properties, excellent finishing characteristics and a high degree of resistance to corrosion. Most often found in various interior and exterior architectural applications and trim. It is very well suited for anodizing applications. The Tube and Angle shapes in this grade typically have square corners.

7075 T6 alloy sheet

This alloy is intended for aircraft applications requiring the highest strength. Alclad 7075 provides improved corrosion resistance.

Haomei Aluminum alloy sheet plate

Aluminium alloy Sheets Plates offered by us are widely appreciated for having high abrasion resistance and longer service life. it Mobility,Sustainability,Economy and Lower weight, We offer this range in various options including Aluminium Sheet Plates, Aluminium Plates, Aluminium Chequered Plates and Aluminium Alloy Sheet Plates. These products are manufactured using superior quality aluminium. Moreover, before final delivery of these products, our quality assurance unit check these on the basis of some well defined parameters to assure a faultless range of products to our customers.

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