AA 5083 ALCA5® Cast Plate

Alternative and trade names
ALCA5® Precision Cast Plate
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Description

ALCA5® cast precision plate's main advantage is its dimensional stability. The low level of internal stress, reduces considerably the possibilty of plate deformation during and after machining. This high stability leads to some cost savings by avoiding extra operations such as rough-milling, finishing or re-works. Typical applications are reference plates, molds, jigs, machine parts and construction equipments.

Equivalent Materials

This material data has been provided by PCP Aluminium.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Density

23.0 °C

2.66 g/cm³

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Surface roughness

0.4 μm

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Dimension

PropertyValueComment

Length

7341 mm

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Thickness

6.35 - 101.6 mm

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Width

2451 mm

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max.

Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

71 GPa

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Elongation

23.0 °C

16 %

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Hardness, Brinell

23.0 °C

70 [-]

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Tensile strength

23.0 °C

283 MPa

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Yield strength

23.0 °C

124 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Coefficient of thermal expansion

23.0 °C

2.38E-5 1/K

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Thermal conductivity

23.0 °C

120 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical conductivity

23.0 °C

1.57E+7 S/m

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Specific Electrical conductivity

27 % IACS

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Chemical properties

PropertyValueComment

Aluminium

Balance

Chromium

0.05 - 0.25 %

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Copper

0.1 %

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max.

Iron

0.4 %

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Magnesium

4 - 4.9 %

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Manganese

0.4 - 1 %

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Silicon

0.4 %

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Titanium

0.15 %

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Zinc

0.25 %

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Zirconium

0.15 %

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Technological properties

Property
Anodizing

Hard anodizing: Excellent; Decorative: Not suitable

Application areas

Reference plates, Tool & Jig, Mold base plates, Machine parts and mounting, Construction equipment

Availability

ALCA5® cast precision plates are available in temper O3 (homogenized) aluminium. Different ingots offer milling capabilities up to 1080 mm thick, or 2489 mm width, and 7391 mm in length. Non-standard thicknesses, widths and lengths are available upon inquiry. ALCA5® plates are coated with a labelled protective plastic film on both sides.

Corrosion properties

Inland atmosphere: Excellent; Marine atmosphere: Good

Dimensional stability

Excellent

General machinability

Excellent

Polishing ability

Very good

Welding

WIG/MIG: very good; By resistance: very good