5083 Alloy Data Sheet


Aluminium alloy 5083 has very good weld ability and retains it's strength after welding - it is the strongest of the non heat treatable alloys.

It has exceptional corrosion resistance to seawater and marine atmosphere.


Aluminium alloy 5083 is commonly used for marine and drilling rigs. Other applications include automotive, railway, building and road construction and machinery.

Aerospace materials are covered by the ā€˜Lā€™ series of British standards.

5083 Aluminium Alloy Data Sheet

Properties given are typical and should only be used for comparisons of alloys. Actual values will depend on section specification.

Forming Good
Machining Good
Welding Good
Brazing/Soldering Not Suitable
Protective Anodising Good
Aesthetic Anodising Good
Mechanical Properties
Temper 0
Restrict Min N/mm 125
Stress Min N/mm 275
Chemical Composition EN AW-5083
Si 0.40
Fe 0.40
Cu 0.10
Mn 0.40-1.0
Mg 4.00-4.9
Cr 0.05-0.25
Zn 0.25
Ti 0.15
Others (each) 0.05
Others (total) 0.15
Aluminium Remainder

(The chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys is supplied in percentage by mass. Limits are expressed as a maximum unless shown as a range or a minimum.)

Similar and Obsolete Specifications
UNS A95083 QQ-A-200/4
BS N8 DIN AlMg4.5Mn (Germany)
DIN 3.3547 (Germany)
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