How Much Do 3003 aluminium sheet & 5052 aluminum alloy sheet Cost?
Depending on availability and market conditions, 3003 is generally slightly cheaper on a per pound basis. However, the higher density of 3003 may cancel out the lower price. To calculate the weights of aluminum sheet, you would use the following formula:
3003 aluminum has a density of .099 pounds/inch cubed and 5052 has a density of .097 pounds/inch cubed. So, for example, to calculate the weight of 3003 aluminum sheet with a decimal thickness of .125 and non-standard dimensions of 48” and 82”, you would multiple .125 * 48 * 82 * .099, for a value of 48.71lb. You can already see how the higher density of .099 may offset the higher cost of aluminum alloy 5052. In this case, the 5052 sheets would be 47.72lb. The larger the purchase, the larger the impact of the difference in density will be. 5052 and 3003 can also be purchased as coil, but in that situation, it would normally be sold to scale weight.