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Laser Cut 5052 Aluminum

5052 series laser cut aluminum is one of our most popular metals. Used in a wide variety of applications including aerospace, automotive and robotics, our 5052 aluminum is an excellent mix of high performance and affordability. 

Starting from $29

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Lightweight
Rust Free
Good Machinability
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Laser cut aluminum (5052 series) is strong, inexpensive, and lightweight

Whether you’re welding, machining, or bending, 5052 aluminum is going to be the go-to material for those projects that need excellent all-around material properties. Our laser cut aluminum is exceptionally lightweight and strong, making it perfect for projects where overall load is a concern.

With high relative ultimate strength (and fatigue strength), 5052 aluminum has a number of practical usages. It is non-heat treatable, which means that it is cold-worked to achieve its moderate-to-high strength properties. For greater strength, check out our 6061 series aluminum

The maximum part size for our laser cut aluminum is 42″x56″. The minimum and maximum part size we offer changes depending on the material and its thickness. We have put together a chart broken down into four categories (Composites, Metals, Plastics, and Wood) so you can see all this information in the same place. 

Material Details

Details
Advertised Thickness.040″ | 1.02mm
Gauge18
Thickness Tolerance Positive .004″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.004″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance +/-.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingYes
TappingNo
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Min Hole Size.015″
Min Bridge Size.020″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Minimum Flange Length @90°.286″
Die Width.472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.024″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.062″
K Factor.45
Bend Relief Depth.084
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.063″ | 1.6mm
Gauge14
Thickness Tolerance Positive.004″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.004″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.022″
Min Bridge Size.024″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Die Width.472″
Min Flange Length.303″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.024″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.096″
K Factor.42
Bend Relief Depth.118
Largest Tap10-32
Smallest TapM2 X 0.4
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping.949″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.080″ | 2.03mm
Gauge12
Thickness Tolerance Positive .005″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.005″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.028″
Min Bridge Size.030″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length.313″
Die Width.472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.050″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.115″
K Factor.43
Bend Relief Depth.150
Largest Tap1/4-28
Smallest TapM2 X 0.4
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.090″ | 2.29mm
Gauge11
Thickness Tolerance Positive .005″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.005″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.032″
Min Bridge Size.034″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length.326″
Die Width.472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.032″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.142″
K Factor.37
Bend Relief Depth.142
Largest Tap1/4-28
Smallest TapM2 X 0.4
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.100″ | 2.54mm
Gauge10
Thickness Tolerance Positive.006″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.006″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.035″
Min Bridge Size.038″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length.463″
Die Width.630″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.125″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.191″
K Factor.40
Bend Relief Depth.245
Largest Tap1/4-28
Smallest TapM2 X 0.4
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min/Max Deburring Width1″ | 24″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.125″ | 3.18mm
Gauge8
Thickness Tolerance Positive.006″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.006″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.044″
Min Bridge Size.048″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length.476″
Die Width.630″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.125″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.216″
K Factor.44
Bend Relief Depth.270
Largest TapM10 X 1.5
Smallest TapM2 X 0.4
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.187″ | 4.75mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.009″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.009″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.5″ x .75″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.065″
Min Bridge Size.071″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length.798″
Die Width.984″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.250″
Max Bend Angle90°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.356″
K Factor.43
Bend Relief Depth.457
Largest Tap1/2 -20
Smallest Tap4-40
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.250″ | 6.35mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.027″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.027″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingYes
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.5″ x .75″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.088″
Min Bridge Size.095″
Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 2.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length1.391″
Die Width1.575″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.250″
Max Bend Angle90°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.481″
K Factor.33
Bend Relief Depth.520
Largest Tap1/2-20
Smallest Tap4-20
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.375″ | 9.53mm
Thickness Tolerance Positive.033″
Thickness Tolerance Negative+.033″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance +/-.005
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingNo
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.75″ x 1″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.131″
Recommended Bridge Size.143″
Largest Tap1/2-20
Smallest Tap8-32
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo
Details
Advertised Thickness.500″ | 12.7mm
Thickness Tolerance Positive.043″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.043″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance +/-.005
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringYes
BendingNo
TappingYes
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 1″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.170″
Recommended Bridge Size.190″
Largest Tap1/2-20
Smallest Tap10-32
Min/Max Shortest Side Tapping1″ | 36″
Min/Max Longest Side Tapping1.5″ | 46″
Min Deburring Part Size.949″ x 3″
Max Deburring Part Size24″ x 46″
Min Powder Coating Part Size1″ x 3″
Max Powder Coating Part Size23″ x 23″
Properties
Material CompositionAluminum (Al): 95.8 – 97.7
Magnesium (Mg): 2.2 – 2.8
Chromium (Cr): 0.15 – 0.35
Iron (Fe): 0 – 0.4
Silicon (Si): 0 – 0.25
Manganese (Mn): 0 – 0.1
Zinc (Zn): 0 – 0.1
Copper (Cu): 0 – 0.1
Residuals: 0 – 0.15
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)34 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)26 ksi
Shear Strength20 ksi
Shear Modulus3700 ksi
Fatigue Strength17 ksi
Brinell Hardness60
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus9900 ksi
Poisson’s Ratio.33
Thermal Conductivity80 BTU/h-ft-°F
Melting Point1120 °F
MagneticNo

Common Uses

  • Robotics
  • Hinges
  • Fan Blades
  • Signage
  • Fences
  • Marine applications
  • Panels
  • Heat exchangers
  • And so much more!

Our laser cut aluminum is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

Minimum Hole Size

To ensure the best quality for your parts, we recommend no less than 50% material thickness for all holes. See the images below for more detail. The largest hole is 70% material thickness. Each hole decreases in size by 10%.

.500″ 5052 Aluminum

Hole diameters are based on material thickness.
50% diameter = 50% material thickness

.500" primary face

.500" primary face

.500" back side

.500" back side

.500" front, angle

.500" front, angle

.500" back, angle

.500" back, angle

.375″ 5052 Aluminum

 

Hole diameters are based on material thickness.
50% diameter = 50% material thickness

.375" primary face

.375" primary face

.375" back side

.375" back side

.375" front, angle

.375" front, angle

.250″ 5052 Aluminum

 

Hole diameters are based on material thickness.
50% diameter = 50% material thickness

.250" primary face

.250" primary face

.250" back side

.250" back side

.250" front, angle

.250" front, angle

.250" back, angle

.250" back, angle

.187″ 5052 Aluminum

Hole diameters are based on material thickness.
50% diameter = 50% material thickness

.120" primary face

.120" primary face

.120" back side

.120" back side

.120" front, angle

.120" front, angle

.120" back, angle

.120" back, angle

.120″ 5052 Aluminum

Hole diameters are based on material thickness.
50% diameter = 50% material thickness

.120" primary face

.120" primary face

.120" back side

.120" back side

Material Charts and Guidelines

Min/Max Part Sizes

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Processing Min/Max Part Sizes

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