Material

Over 150 materials are readily available with our standard and expedited lead times. Have a custom requirement? Let us know, we are happy to accommodate custom materials.


Metal

Material Attributes Tensile Strength Elongation Hardness Manufacturing Process
Aluminum Corrosion resistance High strength-to-weight Temperature resistance 38-83 ksi 1-17% 55-95 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining 3D Printing
Brass Chemical resistance Ductility Strength 45-61 ksi 23-30% 32-36 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining
Cobalt Chrome Biocompatability Corrosion resistance High strength-to-weight ratio 130 ksi 20% 25 HRC 3D Printing
Copper Corrosion resistance Electrical conductivity Thermal conductivity 29-52 ksi 5-50% 40-110 HV Sheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining
Inconel Strength Temperature resistance Corrosion resistance 180 ksi 12% 35 HRC 3D Printing
Low Carbon Steel Ductile Malleable Corrosion resistance 46-64 ksi 15-39% 42-69 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining Sheet Metal Fabrication
Stainless Steel Crack resistance Good strength-to-weight ratio Durability 66-210 ksi 5-56% 35-101 HRC CNC Machining 3D Printing
Steel Alloy Strength Corrosion resistance 95 ksi 25% 92 HRB CNC Machining
Titanium Strength Temperature resistance Weight reduction 80-140 ksi 10-20% 30-39 HRC CNC Machining 3D Printing
PLASTIC MATERIAL

Material

Attributes

Tensile Strength

Impact Strength

Heat Deflection

Elongation at Break

Manufacturing Process

ABS Cosmetic appearance Dimensional stability Impact resistance 5,000-12,000 psi 3-7.5 ft-lb/in 140-200°F 20-30% Injection Molding CNC Machining
ABS-Like Accuracy Durability Impact resistance 5.7-7.8 ksi 0.79-0.91 ft-lb/in 115-138°F 6.1-20% 3D Printing
ABS/PC Cosmetic appearance Dimensional stability Impact resistance 6,400-18,000 psi 8-12 ft-lb/in 140-210°F 40-50% Injection Molding
CPVC Flame resistance 7,300 psi 9 ft-lb/in 198°F 27% CNC Machining
ETPU Crack resistance Durability Impact resistance 10,000 psi 10 ft-lb/in 280°F 90% Injection Molding
HDPE Durability Impact resistant Stiffness 2,900-4,500 psi 80 ft-lb/in² 130-250°F 350-950% Injection Molding CNC Machining
LCP Strength Temperature resistance 12,000-32,000 psi 10 ft-lb/in 525°F 1.6% Injection Molding
LDPE Crack resistance Flexibility Impact resistance 1,200-4,000 psi 130 ft-lb/in² 130-190°F 400-500% Injection Molding CNC Machining
LLDPE Flexibility 1,400 psi 190 ft-lb/in 190°F 600% Injection Molding
PA (Nylon) Rigidity Strength Temperature resistance 6,000-29,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in 180-350°F 10-60% Injection Molding CNC Machining 3D Printing
PBT Chemical resistance Dimensional stability Low moisture absorption 6,000-17,500 psi 1-3 ft-lb/in 200-420°F 2-50% Injection Molding
Polycarbonate (PC) Dimensional stability Impact resistance 9,000-23,000 psi 2-18 ft-lb/in 150-300°F 5-120% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PC-Like Accuracy Stiffness Temperature tolerance 6.8-11.6 ksi 118-506°F 0.7-13% 3D Printing
PC/PBT Impact resistance 6,300 psi 17 ft-lb/in 210°F 3-120% Injection Molding
PEEK Chemical resistance Sterilizability Stiffness Strength 13,000-30,000 psi 3.5-4.5 ft-lb/in 300-625°F 40-50% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PEI (Ultem) Heat resistance Impact resistance Strength 14,000-28,000 psi 1-2 ft-lb/in 350-420°F 4-60% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PET Chemical resistance Stiffness Strength 7,000-23,000 psi 0.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-470°F 1-45% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PETG Durability Transparency 7,250 psi 3 ft-lb/in 185°F 100-130% Injection Molding
PMMA (Acrylic) Optical clarity Rigidity 2,800-13,000 psi 0.25-1 ft-lb/in 180-215°F 3-7% Injection Molding CNC Machining
POM (Acetal/Delrin) Chemical resistance 6,000-22,000 psi 0.75-2 ft-lb/in 180-300°F 10-40% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PP Chemical resistance Solvent resistance 3,900-18,500 psi 0.5-5.5 ft-lb/in 120-300°F 10-230% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PPE/PS Dimensional stability Low moisture absorption Suitable for fluids 8,500 psi 2.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-280°F 15-30% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PP-Like Accuracy Durability Flexibility 4.4-4.7 ksi 0.9-1.0 ft-lb/in 120-300°F 15-20% 3D Printing
PPS Chemical resistance Temperature resistance 14,000-28,000 psi 0.5-6 ft-lb/in 400-500°F 1-2% Injection Molding
PPSU Chemical resistance Flame resistance Impact resistance 10,100 psi 13 ft-lb/in 428°F 40-120% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PS Impact resistance Stiffness 4,200-11,000 psi 0.25-7 ft-lb/in 185-190°F 3-30% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PSU Corrosion resistance Mineral resistance Sterilizability Strength 9,500-18,000 psi 0.5-7 ft-lb/in 300-350°F 50-100% Injection Molding CNC Machining
PTFE (Teflon) Chemical resistance Flame resistance Temperature resistance 2,900-5,000 psi 2-6 ft-lb/in 500°F 210-400% CNC Machining
PVC Chemical resistance Corrosion resistance Flame resistance 7,800 psi 0.8 ft-lb/in 162-172° F 150% CNC Machining
SB Stiffness Transparency Warp resistance 4,850 psi 0.5-1 ft-lb/in 150-160° F 30% Injection Molding
UHMW Durability Flexibility 5,800 psi 116°F 300% CNC Machining
ALUMINUM MATERIAL

Defining the different series of Aluminum Alloys:

1000 Series– Contain a minimum of 99% Aluminum and can be work hardened to increase strength. Often used in chemical containment, food packaging and electrical applications.

 

2000 Series– Alloyed primarily with Copper and can be hardened to strengths similar to steel. Often used in aerospace applications.

 

3000 Series– Alloyed primarily with Manganese and can be hardened and heat treated. Often used in beverage cans, cookware and industrial high heat applications.

 

4000 Series- Alloyed primarily with Silicon. Often used in applications where a lower melting point in the alloy is needed, such as casting and welding. If Magnesium is added to a 4000 series alloy it can be heat treated and transformed into a 6000 series alloy.

 

5000 Series– Alloyed primarily with Magnesium and offers high corrosion resistance. Often used in marine applications. 5083 alloy is common and has the highest strength of non heat treated alloys.

 

6000 Series– Alloyed primarily with a combination of Magnesium and Silicon and can be one of the most versatile of the Aluminum Alloys. It is considered an all-purpose aluminum due to its high machinability and strength. 6061 alloy is the most common of all Aluminum alloys and is used in many applications.

Aerospace / Aircraft

With properties including high strength, light weight and efficient heat transfer, the following alloys are common in aerospace and aircraft applications.
* 1420
* 2004, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2024, 2080, 2090, 2091, 2095, 2219, 2324, 2519, 2524
* 4047
* 6013, 6061, 6063, 6113, 6951

Aerospace-Aircraft

Marine / Offshore

Non heat treated alloys (5000 series) are preferred in marine applications due to their high corrosion resistance. Magnesium adds both strength and corrosion resistance as well as increasing the ability to be welded.
In high humidity, underwater and salt water environments, the following alloys are popular:
* 5052, 5059, 5083, 5086

Marine--Offshore

Automotive / Cycling

Due to their light weight and strength, the following allows are preferred for cycling frames and parts.
2014
6061, 6063
7005, 7075
For automotive manufacturing, aluminum alloys are the first choice for external body parts and other components.
2008, 2036, 5083, 5456, 5754, 6016, 6111 are common alloys for body panels.
5182, 5754, 6061, 6063 are common alloys for automobile frames.

Automotive-Cycling

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