3003 Aluminum Scrap

3003 aluminum is one of the most commonly used aluminum alloys because of its high resistance to corrosion. 3003 aluminum is alloyed with a combination of copper, iron, manganese, silicon, and zinc. Because of its manganese content, 3003 aluminum is 20% stronger than 1100-grade aluminum alloys. This alloy is usually rolled and extruded, and typically not forged due to its wrought form. While 3003 aluminum alloy is not suitable for heat treatments but can be strengthened with cold working. 3003 aluminum is commonly used in fuel tanks and sheet metal work such as radiators, heat shields, roofing, and siding.

Our 3003 aluminum scrap is collected from manufacturing plants and not post-consumption waste. Therefore, they are free from impurities and the recycling process is fairly simple. It has moderate strength and good workability.

Applications of Aluminum Alloy 3003


Heat Exchangers, Radiators, HVAC Systems


Gutters, Roofing, Siding, Downspouts


Cooking Utensils


Storage Tanks

Material Properties of Aluminum Alloy 3003

Moderate Strength

Wrought aluminum manganese alloy 3003 has 20% more strength than the 1xxx series. Our 3003 alloy is a widely-used material known for its moderate strength. However, if desired, it can be cold-worked to increase its power even further. By rolling and hammering, 3003 aluminum can be transformed into tempered materials which have enhanced strength yet decreased ductility. These tempers are designated based on the technique used during hardening.

Excellent Foldability

With 3003 Aluminum, manufacturers can roll and extrude to produce custom-made coils or cross-sectional profiles designed for various intended purposes. With its unparalleled malleability, 3003 alloy offers customers a remarkable degree of versatility. This makes it incredibly simple for them to reshape the material into their desired outcome with minimal effort.

Good Weldability

Not only is aluminum 3003 highly weldable but it can also be fused to other aluminum-based alloys such as 6061 and 5052. It can also be soldered using easy-to-find materials. 3003 is the most commonly welded aluminum alloy and has welds that are strong, reliable, and durable. Its low melting point makes it a safe material to work with when welding.

Thermal Conductivity

Featuring remarkable thermal properties, 3003 alloy is an ideal component in many heating and cooling systems. Whether it be air-conditioning condensers, car radiators, ventilation pipes, or heat exchanger systems – this material will prove beneficial to them all!

Chemical Composition Of 3003 Aluminum Alloy

1050 Aluminum Sheet
ElementPercentage By Weight
Aluminum (Al)96.8 – 99%
Manganese (Mn)1.0 – 1.5%
Iron (Fe)0 – 0.7%
Silicon (Si)0 – 0.6%
Copper (Cu)0.05 – 0.20%
Zinc (Zn)0 – 0.1%
Other0 – 0.15%

Physical Properties of Aluminum Alloy 3003

Density2.73 kg/m3
Melting Point655°C
Modulus of Elasticity69.5 GPa
Electrical Resistivity0.034 x 10-6 Ω.m
Thermal Conductivity190 W/m.K
Thermal Expansion23.1 x 10-6/K
Aluminum Sheet Products from Inquivix Technologies


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We’ve had a great partnership with Inquivix Technologies from the beginning. They have ensured that every batch of aluminum we received is of the same superior quality. The timely delivery of their products has greatly helped in keeping our production schedule on track.

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Inquivix Technologies has been an exceptional supplier of aluminum that has consistently met our quality standards. Their on-schedule delivery, great customer service, and commitment to excellence have earned our trust and continued partnership.

Purchasing Manager, Packaging Industry

Inquivix Technologies has been an incredible partner as an aluminum supplier for our packaging operations. Working with them has allowed us to consistently meet our production timelines. Their customer service is outstanding, with a knowledgeable and responsive team. Overall, Inquivix Technologies has been an indispensable partner in our success, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration for many years to come.

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Inquivix Technologies undoubtedly stands out as one of the best suppliers we have worked with. They ensure that the products are high-quality and are always delivered on time, so that our production timeline is never compromised in any way.

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How Durable Is 3003 Aluminum?

Aluminum alloy 3003 has impressive features and characteristics, including medium strength, superb resistance to atmospheric corrosion, excellent weldability, and remarkable cold formability. Additionally, it exceeds the capabilities of 1000 series alloys when considering mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

Is 3003 Aluminum Marine Grade?

The grade 3003 aluminum sheet is the most sought-after marine-grade material in the industry. The flexibility and moderate strength of Aluminum 3003 make it easily weldable, plus its superior corrosion resistance ensures longevity.

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