25 Jun 2021
June 25, 2021

Grades of Aluminium Sheet

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According to the different metal elements contained, grades of aluminium sheet are widely used in electronics, packaging, construction, machinery and so on. The aluminum sheet grades mainly divided in to pure aluminum sheet (the composition is basically made of pure aluminum rolled), alloy aluminum sheet (composed of aluminum and auxiliary alloys, usually aluminum-copper, aluminum-manganese, aluminum-silicon, aluminum-magnesium, and other series). Aluminum and aluminum alloy groups are divided into nine categories. Among them, the aluminum and aluminum alloys of the 1000, 3000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 series are the main ones, and the other series are less likely to be used in actual use.

grades of aluminium sheet

The grades of aluminium sheet are classified as:

First categoty: Series 1000: Industrial pure aluminum

Second category: 2000 series: aluminum-copper alloy

The third category: 3000 series: aluminum-manganese alloy

Fourth category: 4000 series: aluminum-silicon alloy

Fifth category: 5000 series: aluminum-magnesium alloy

The sixth category: 6000 series: aluminum-magnesium-silicon alloy

The seventh category: 7000 series: aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper alloy

The eighth category: 8000 series: other alloys

Ninth category: 9000 series: spare alloy


Series 1000 aluminium sheet: grades of 1050, 1060, 1070, 1100, good formability and surface treatment, and its corrosion resistance is the best among aluminum alloys. Because it is pure aluminum, its strength is lower, and the higher the purity, the lower its strength.

2000 series-AL x Cu series aluminium sheet, 2014, 2024 have high heat resistance, high strength, but poor corrosion resistance, good low and high temperature characteristics, and excellent welding properties.

3000 series-AL x Mn series aluminium sheet, 3003, 3004, 3014, 3105, good formability, weldability, and corrosion resistance. Convenient processing and good rust prevention. Good heat dissipation performance and welding performance.

5000 series-AL x Mg series aluminium sheet, 5052, 5083, 5086, 5454, 5754. Good workability, weldability, corrosion resistance, good finishing after anodizing, good formability, especially high fatigue strength, seawater resistance Good sex.

The most widely used 6000 series grades of aluminium sheet are 6061 and 6063 alloys. The alloys have the advantages of medium strength, high corrosion resistance, no stress corrosion cracking tendency, good welding performance, unchanged corrosion performance of the welding zone, good formability and process performance, etc.