5183 was developed to provide the highest strengths possible in the as welded condition of alloy
AA 5083 and other similar high magnesium alloys. The alloy is typically utilised in marine and structural
applications where high strengths, high fracture toughness for impact resistance and exposure to corrosive
elements are important. The alloy is not recommended for elevated temperature applications due to its
susceptibility to stress corrosion cracking. The alloy is non-heat treatable.