Aluminum Alloy 5657 Data Sheet
Alloy Group: 5XXX
PRINCIPAL ALLOYING ELEMENT: Magnesium
ALUMINUM 5657 GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
What is Aluminum 5657?
Aluminum 5657 is made from high-purity aluminum (>99.85% Al) with a small amount of magnesium addition to increase its strength. It is intended for applications that require a bright finish attained by chemical or electrochemical brightening. This brightening characteristics are poor when the alloy is in the fully soft, annealed temper so it is not usually supplied in that temper.
TYPICAL CHEMISTRY LIMITS of ALUMINUM 5657:
Composition according to Aluminum Association
TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA of ALUMINUM 5657:The following typical aluminum 5657 properties are not guaranteed since in most cases they are average for various sizes and methods of manufacture and may not be exactly representative of any particular product or size. The data is intended for comparing alloys and tempers and should not be used for design purposes.
Source: Aluminum Standards & Data and United Aluminum data base
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