5086-H116 is a superior marine environment, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy. The benefit this alloy brings over standard alloys such as 5052 or 6061 is the corrosion resistance and better welding capabilities. It is not strengthened by heat treatment; instead, it becomes stronger due to strain hardening or cold working of the material. Due to the alloy’s excellent corrosion resistance in seawater, 5086-H116 is extremely popular for marine applications.
5086-H116 is widely used in a variety of marine applications including, commercial and private boat repair, construction and modifications as well as welded superstructures and industrial applications in corrosive environments.
Machinability for 5086-H116 is considered good.
5086-H116 is readily welded using common welding techniques.
5086-H116 is not heat treatable.
Aluminum plate is a raw material for parts as diverse as automotive side panels, storage tank walls, architectural panels and signs. The versatile properties of aluminum ensure high performance, durability and long life for its end products. These include: Low weight. Excellent corrosion resistance.
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Of all non-heat treatable alloys, this has the highest strength. 5083 is resistant to stress, cracking and exfoliation attack under in marine corrosive conditions. It has a low density and excellent thermal conductivity. It is used across many industries, but primarily shipbuilding.
This alloy shows great results when welded, retaining most of its strength. This factor, along with its corrosion resistance in seawater make it a very popular material choice for the marine industry. 5086 is used extensively for hulls and vessel gangways.
Alloy 5456 is used as a standard application in welded deck house construction of destroyers. It is a preferred material because of the 40-45% weight reduction with no loss of stability. It can be hot worked and has good strength.
This alloy has good weldability and valuable mechanical properties. It is used most often because of these qualities and its strength and workability. It is used most often in deck-house structures, small boats, and bulk-heads.