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.
Applications - Alloy 1050 is typically used for:
Chemical process plant equipment
Food industry containers
Aluminium alloy 1050A also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:
The most common tempers for 1050 aluminium are:
- H14 - Work hardened by rolling to half hard, not annealed after rolling
Plain sheet with a PVC coating on one side
Stucco sheet with a PVC coating on one side
When welding 1050 to itself or an alloy from the same subgroup the recommended filler wire is 1100. For welding to alloys 5083 and 5086 or alloys from the 7XXX series, the recommend wire is 5356. For other alloys use 4043 filler wire.
Workability – Cold: Excellent
Weldability – Gas: Excellent
Weldability – Arc: Excellent
Weldability – Resistance: Excellent