5056 is the strongest non-heat-treatable aluminum alloy. Cold working increases its strength. It contains magnesium for excellent service under severely corrosive conditions. While strong, this aluminum is quite ductile and serves great for wire screens and fasteners.
Aluminum 5056 Fact Sheet
|Composition||[Mg 4.5-5.6%, Fe 0.4%, Si 0.3%, Mn 0.05-0.2%, Cr 0.05-0.2%]|
|Specifications||ASTM B21, AMS 4182|
|Tensile Strength||35 Kpsi*|
|Max. Operating Temperature||400° F (loses tensile strength)|
* Tensile strength and elongation are for annealed 0.012″ wire diameter. Please note that material performance data is provided a reference guide only… There are many factors involved in wire cloth performance, so please consult with an experienced engineer before choosing the metal best suited for your unique needs!