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5056 Aluminum Wire

Strong, ductile, easy to form.

Stainless Steel Products manufactures aluminum 5056 alloy in round wire, flat wire, cut to length for the performance you need for the most demanding uses.


Aluminum 5056 alloy is one of the most popular aluminum alloys, and offers a long list of benefits when made into wire:

  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Excellent for cold working.
  • Good ductility.
  • High electrical conductivity.
  • High strength at low temperatures.
  • Ideal for low-temperature applications.
  • Light weight.
  • Highest tensile strength of any of the 5xxx series Aluminum alloys.

Having the right blend

Aluminum 5056 alloy is a blend of magnesium, iron, silicon, chromium, manganese, copper, zinc, and other materials. Aluminum 5056 alloy is composed of:

Aluminum92.9 - 95.4
Chromium0.05 - 0.20
Copper0.10, max
Iron0.40, max
Magnesium4.50 - 5.60
Silicon0.30, max
Zinc0.10, max
Other0.15, max

*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.

Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Parameters

Material CategoryNon-ferrous
Resistivity at 20°C 6.40E-06ohm-cm
Electrical conductivity29%IACS
Thermal conductivity117w/m-°k
Machine index360%B1112 (100%)
Hardness66Rockwell B
Yield strength405MPa H18 @ 25°C
Ultimate strength435MPa H18 @ 25°C
Poissons ratio0.33
Modulus of elasticity71GPa
Specific heat904J/kg°C
Annealing temperature413°C

*This is for information purposes only. Actual numbers may vary.

Supplying the wire, you need

Wire made from aluminum 5056 alloy has many uses in many industries. Today, aluminum 5056 alloy wire is widely used in the filtration, cold heading, clothing, engineering, and hardware industries. Wire manufactured from aluminum 5056 can be used for:

  • Rivets for magnesium and screen wires.
  • Utensils
  • Zippers
  • Cable sheathings
  • Nails
  • Wire screens
  • Fasteners
  • Filters
  • Wire mesh
  • Hardware
  • Cold heading
  • Wire forms
  • Hinge Pins

Delivering the best Aluminum 5056 alloy wire

Since 1995, Stainless Steel Products has developed and delivered high-performing, long-lasting aluminum 5056 alloy wire.

Stainless Steel has the experience, expertise and equipment to provide the aluminum 5056 round alloy wire, flat wire, cut to length you require.


  • Operating since 1995
  • Supply and serve industries and manufacturers across the globe.


  • Dedicated engineering assistance from a worldwide network of technical
  • Keen attention to detail in all manufacturing phases
  • Superior customer service
  • Expedient, timely delivery


  • Headquartered in the United States of America
  • Utilize rolling mills, drawing, spooling and coiling equipment.
  • In-house round and flat wire cleaning available
  • Expansive inventory of materials in stock for quick shipment


Ferrous or non-ferrous, we work with most alloys available on the market today. Below is a list by major alloy family class:

Other Alloys

Industries We Serve

SSP works with all major industries on various product applications.  Take advantage of our breadth of knowledge on a wide variety of specifications and requirements!

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