Aluminum is one of most sought after metals in the commercial sector. Its popularity is due to its adaptive qualities, high thermal conductivity and low resistance rates. Compared to steel, aluminum is more cost-effective and has a higher rate of production. The material also generates the least amount of waste and can easily be reused. The material has a good strength-to-weight ratio and is available in many types for a range of applications.
|Attributes:- Corrosion resistance, High strength-to-weight ratio, Temperature resistance|
|38-83 ksi||1-17%||55-95 HRB|
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc which demonstrates desirable properties for a range of applications. These characteristics include low friction, good malleability and excellent electrical conductivity. The metal also has a relatively low melting point and is thus well suited for casting, while its malleability makes it conducive to machining. Brass is perhaps best known for its golden appearance.
Bronze is a metal alloy made from a combination of copper, tin, iron and zinc. In terms of properties, the metal is known for its high strength, ductility, good wear and corrosion resistance. The alloy also has better heat and electrical conductivity than steel. Bronze has a dark, copper-like color.
|Attributes:- Chemical resistance, Ductility, Strength|
|45-61 ksi||23-30%||32-36 HRB|
Copper is a broadly used metal in many industries as it offers good malleability and ductility. Copper is well suited for sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining because of its excellent heat conduction properties and electrical conductivity. Copper displays excellent plasticity and is highly ductile, corrosion resistant and easily weldable.
|Attributes:- Corrosion resistance, Electrical conductivity, Thermal conductivity|
|29-52 ksi||5-50%||40-110 HV|
Steel offers a number of beneficial properties for industrial applications, including rigidity, longevity, heat resistance and corrosion resistance. Steel is ideal for producing complex designs and molds that require extreme precision. There are several kinds of steel alloys available for molding and casting applications. Steel molds offer a number of benefits, including cost efficiency, complexity and precision. Steel also boasts excellent polishing properties.
|Attributes:- Corrosion resistance, Crack resistance, Good strength-to-weight ratio|
|66-210 ksi||5-56%||35-101 HRC|
Titanium is a good Metal
|Attributes:- Corrosion resistance, Strength, Temperature resistance, Weight reduction|
|80-140 ksi||10-20%||30-39 HRC|
Zinc is a good Metal
|Attributes:- Electrical conductivity, Corrosion resistance|
|5,000-12,000 psi||10- 22 ksi||20-45HRC|