3000 Series Aluminum Alloys

3000 Series Aluminum is alloyed with Manganese and are high strength. 3000 Series Aluminum also exhibits moderate resistance to chemical agents, atmospheric agents and offers higher mechanical properties and better formability than pure aluminium. These alloys are not heat treatable.
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3000 series Aluminum alloys are Aluminum alloyed with manganese. They have higher strength than pure aluminum while maintaining good formability and corrosion resistance. These alloys are not heat treatable and are suitable for anodizing and welding. Alloy 3003 is the most widely used of all the aluminum alloys.

Chemistry Typical


1.0-1.5 Mn, 0.05-0.20 Cu, 0.7 Fe max, 0.6 Si max, 0.10 Zn max, 0.05 max other (each), 0.15 max other (total)


1.0-1.5 Mn, 1.0-1.3 Mg, 0.25 Cu, 0.70 Fe max, 0.30 Si max, 0.25 Zn max, 0.05 max other (each), 0.15 max other (total)


0.20-0.80 Mn, 0.20-0.80 Mg, 0.30 Cu, 0.7 Fe max, 0.6 Si max, 0.40 Zn max, 0.20 Cr max, 0.10 Ti max, 0.05 max other (each), 0.15 max other (total)

*Contact Ulbrich Wire for request regarding the availability of other aluminum alloys.

Physical Properties

Typical Density: 0.0983 - 0.0986 lbs/in3, 2.72 - 2.73 g/cm3

Electrical Conductivity: (% IACS at 68° F, annealed): 40-50%

Thermal Conductivity: BTU-in/hr-ft2-° F:
At 68 ° F: 1190 - 1340

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: µin/in-°F:
68 - 572 °F: 13.9

Modulus of Elasticity: KSI
10.4 x 103 in tension

Melting Temperature: 1165 - 1210 °F (629 - 654 °C)


Profile, Round, Flat, Square

Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature

Properties: Temper 0

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 16 KSI min (110 MPa min)
Yield Strength: 6 KSI min (41.4 MPa min)
Elongation: 24% min

Properties: Tempered

These alloys can be cold worked to various tempers.

*Actual physical and mechanical properties are alloy dependent. Contact Ulbrich Technical Service for alloy specific properties.

Additional Properties

Corrosion Resistance

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Wire Finishes

XC - Extra clean. Annealed or annealed and cold rolled. Contact Ulbrich Wire with special finish requests.

Heat Treatment

These alloys are hardenable by cold working.


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