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MaterialAttributesTensile StrengthElongationHardnessManufacturing Process
AluminumCorrosion resistance High strength-to-weight Temperature resistance38-83 ksi1-17%55-95 HRBSheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining 3D Printing
BrassChemical resistance Ductility Strength45-61 ksi23-30%32-36 HRBSheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining
Cobalt ChromeBiocompatability Corrosion resistance High strength-to-weight ratio130 ksi20%25 HRC3D Printing
CopperCorrosion resistance Electrical conductivity Thermal conductivity29-52 ksi5-50%40-110 HVSheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining
InconelStrength Temperature resistance Corrosion resistance180 ksi12%35 HRC3D Printing
Low Carbon SteelDuctile Malleable Corrosion resistance46-64 ksi15-39%42-69 HRBSheet Metal Fabrication CNC Machining Sheet Metal Fabrication
Stainless SteelCrack resistance Good strength-to-weight ratio Durability66-210 ksi5-56%35-101 HRCCNC Machining 3D Printing
Steel AlloyStrength Corrosion resistance95 ksi25%92 HRBCNC Machining
TitaniumStrength Temperature resistance Weight reduction80-140 ksi10-20%30-39 HRCCNC Machining 3D Printing



Tensile Strength

Impact Strength

Heat Deflection

Elongation at Break

Manufacturing Process

ABSCosmetic appearance Dimensional stability Impact resistance5,000-12,000 psi3-7.5 ft-lb/in140-200°F20-30%Injection Molding CNC Machining
ABS-LikeAccuracy Durability Impact resistance5.7-7.8 ksi0.79-0.91 ft-lb/in115-138°F6.1-20%3D Printing
ABS/PCCosmetic appearance Dimensional stability Impact resistance6,400-18,000 psi8-12 ft-lb/in140-210°F40-50%Injection Molding
CPVCFlame resistance7,300 psi9 ft-lb/in198°F27%CNC Machining
ETPUCrack resistance Durability Impact resistance10,000 psi10 ft-lb/in280°F90%Injection Molding
HDPEDurability Impact resistant Stiffness2,900-4,500 psi80 ft-lb/in²130-250°F350-950%Injection Molding CNC Machining
LCPStrength Temperature resistance12,000-32,000 psi10 ft-lb/in525°F1.6%Injection Molding
LDPECrack resistance Flexibility Impact resistance1,200-4,000 psi130 ft-lb/in²130-190°F400-500%Injection Molding CNC Machining
LLDPEFlexibility1,400 psi190 ft-lb/in190°F600%Injection Molding
PA (Nylon)Rigidity Strength Temperature resistance6,000-29,000 psi2-8 ft-lb/in180-350°F10-60%Injection Molding CNC Machining 3D Printing
PBTChemical resistance Dimensional stability Low moisture absorption6,000-17,500 psi1-3 ft-lb/in200-420°F2-50%Injection Molding
Polycarbonate (PC)Dimensional stability Impact resistance9,000-23,000 psi2-18 ft-lb/in150-300°F5-120%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PC-LikeAccuracy Stiffness Temperature tolerance6.8-11.6 ksi118-506°F0.7-13%3D Printing
PC/PBTImpact resistance6,300 psi17 ft-lb/in210°F3-120%Injection Molding
PEEKChemical resistance Sterilizability Stiffness Strength13,000-30,000 psi3.5-4.5 ft-lb/in300-625°F40-50%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PEI (Ultem)Heat resistance Impact resistance Strength14,000-28,000 psi1-2 ft-lb/in350-420°F4-60%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PETChemical resistance Stiffness Strength7,000-23,000 psi0.5-8 ft-lb/in250-470°F1-45%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PETGDurability Transparency7,250 psi3 ft-lb/in185°F100-130%Injection Molding
PMMA (Acrylic)Optical clarity Rigidity2,800-13,000 psi0.25-1 ft-lb/in180-215°F3-7%Injection Molding CNC Machining
POM (Acetal/Delrin)Chemical resistance6,000-22,000 psi0.75-2 ft-lb/in180-300°F10-40%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PPChemical resistance Solvent resistance3,900-18,500 psi0.5-5.5 ft-lb/in120-300°F10-230%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PPE/PSDimensional stability Low moisture absorption Suitable for fluids8,500 psi2.5-8 ft-lb/in250-280°F15-30%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PP-LikeAccuracy Durability Flexibility4.4-4.7 ksi0.9-1.0 ft-lb/in120-300°F15-20%3D Printing
PPSChemical resistance Temperature resistance14,000-28,000 psi0.5-6 ft-lb/in400-500°F1-2%Injection Molding
PPSUChemical resistance Flame resistance Impact resistance10,100 psi13 ft-lb/in428°F40-120%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PSImpact resistance Stiffness4,200-11,000 psi0.25-7 ft-lb/in185-190°F3-30%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PSUCorrosion resistance Mineral resistance Sterilizability Strength9,500-18,000 psi0.5-7 ft-lb/in300-350°F50-100%Injection Molding CNC Machining
PTFE (Teflon)Chemical resistance Flame resistance Temperature resistance2,900-5,000 psi2-6 ft-lb/in500°F210-400%CNC Machining
PVCChemical resistance Corrosion resistance Flame resistance7,800 psi0.8 ft-lb/in162-172° F150%CNC Machining
SBStiffness Transparency Warp resistance4,850 psi0.5-1 ft-lb/in150-160° F30%Injection Molding
UHMWDurability Flexibility5,800 psi116°F300%CNC Machining

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


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


Automotive / Cycling

Due to their light weight and strength, the following allows are preferred for cycling frames and parts.
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.


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