General Information:
Material GroupN - Non-Ferrous (Aluminum, Brass, Plastic)
Tensile Strength260 [N/mm^2]
Machinability260%

Equivalent International Designations for Aluminium 5052

StandardName
sae5052
wnr3.3523
dinAlMg2,5
bs2L56
anforA-G2,5C
uni4574


Chemical Composition for Aluminium 5052

ElementAmount
Magnesium (Mg)2.2~2.8%
Iron (Fe)0.4%
Silicon (Si)0.25%
Manganese (Mn)0.1%
Zinc (Zn)0.1%
Copper (Cu)0.1%
Aluminum (Al)rem%

Cutting Speeds Recomendations for Aluminium 5052

* Click on the speeds below for higher precision in specific conditions!

ApplicationVc (m/min)Vc (SFM)
Turning490-6651610-2180
Milling615-8302020-2720
Parting325-4451070-1460
Grooving410-5551340-1820
Drilling205-275670-900

Important! The speed estimation is given for an ideal situation:

  • Most suitable carbide grade
  • Stable tool clamping
  • Stable workpiece clamping
  • Good quality raw material
  • A short overhang of the cutting tool.
  • Nominal hardness of the material.
  • etc.
Click on the speeds in the above table to get better precision for specific parameters
Or use our Speed and Feed Calculator



Recommended Carbide Grades for Aluminium 5052

* If you don't understand the below table? Read This Explanation to make the most out of it!

Grade for Turning

Grade for Parting Off

Grade for Grooving

Grade for Milling (Indexable)

Recommended Insert Cutting Edge Geometry for Aluminium 5052

Honing Siz0.00-0.01 mm / 0.000-0.000"
Rake Angl15° -25°
Land AnglPositive
Land Widt0.05-0.10 mm / 0.002-0.004"
Ground InserHighly Recommended
Polished toRecommended

Learn more about carbide inserts Cutting-Edge Geometry Parameters.

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