5052 H32 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

Lightweight
Rust Free
Good Machinability

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.

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Used in a variety of applications

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

  • Robotics

  • Fences

  • Signage

  • Hinges

  • Marine Applications

  • Panels

  • Fan Blades

  • Heat Exchangers

  • And so much more!

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Material Details

.040″ 5052 Aluminum

Details
Advertised Thickness.040″
Gauge18
Thickness Tolerance Positive .004″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.004″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance +/-.005″
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingYes
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareYes
Design Considerations
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Min Hole Size.015″
Min Bridge Size.020″
Min Hole to Edge Size.020″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.010″

Min Bend Part Size.375″ x 1.5″
Max Bend Part Size30″ x 30″
Min Flange Length (After Bend).286″
Die Width.472″
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.024″
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°.062″
K Factor.45
Bend Relief Depth.084
Minimum Joggle BL2BL @90 Max Flange.299″
Maximum Joggle @90 Max Flange3.750″
Hardware Min Part Size1″ x 1.5″
Hardware Max Part Size36″ x 46″
Minimum distance from center of bend to center of hardware insertion hole (measured from flat pattern).255″
Max 4 sided box flange height (hardware)3″
For part-specific hardware specifications, please view our Hardware Catalog
Properties
Material Composition

Aluminum (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

Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

1.02mm 5052 Aluminum

Details
Advertised Thickness1.02mm
Gauge18
Thickness Tolerance Positive .089mm
Thickness Tolerance Negative.089mm
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance +/-.127mm
Mill FinishCold Rolled
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingYes
CountersinkingNo
TappingNo
AnodizingNo
PlatingNo
Powder CoatingYes
HardwareYes
Design Considerations
Max Part Size1117.6 x 762mm
Min Part Size6.35 x 9.5mm
Min Hole Size.381mm
Min Bridge Size.508mm
Min Hole to Edge Size.508mm
Tab and Slot Tolerance.254mm
Min Bend Part Size9.5 x 38.1mm
Max Bend Part Size762 x 762mm
Min Flange Length (After Bend)7.27mm
Die Width11.99mm
Effective Bend Radius @ 90°.609mm
Max Bend Angle130°
Bend Deduction @ 90°1.575mm
K Factor.45
Bend Relief Depth2.134mm
Minimum Joggle BL2BL @90 Max Flange7.595mm
Maximum Joggle @90 Max Flange95.25mm
Hardware Min Part Size25.4 x 38.1mm
Hardware Max Part Size914.4 x 1168.4mm
Minimum distance from center of bend to center of hardware insertion hole (measured from flat pattern)6.48mm
Max 4 sided box flange height (hardware)76.2mm
For part-specific hardware specifications, please view our Hardware Catalog
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

Not sure what some of those properties mean? Check out our Material Properties Cheat Sheet.

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

SKU SO-440-8
Thread Size 4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000) .168″
Minimum sheet thickness 0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness .125″
Fastener material Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge 0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. .345″
Recommended panel material Steel/Aluminum
Coating type Zinc
Length .250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075) 0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR) 0.048″-0.119″