We work with a wide array of materials and stock a lot of materials in our inventory which cuts down on lead times. Below is a detailed list of materials and descriptions of material we either have on hand or generally work with.
6061 – The most commonly used aluminum because of its machinability and weldability.
6063 – Known as the architectural aluminum. Has a smooth surface finish, and is excellent for anodizing.
5052 – Great for forming and bending operations and has great weldability.
MIC-6 – Has excellent stability which makes it great for extensive machining, due to its structure and stress relieving properties.
2024 – Very strong, with copper as its main alloy making it resistant to corrosion.
7075 – Has the highest strength rating of aluminum alloys. Good for welding, machining, and anodizing.
303 – Easy to machine, but isn’t good for welding. Corrosive resistant, but weaker than 304.
304 – The most commonly used stainless due to all of its well-rounded qualities such as weldability, machinability, corrosive resistant, and good strength.
316 – Known as marine grade stainless, 316 has the same qualities as 304, but has far superior corrosion resistance.
410 – Has all the qualities of stainless, and is a great option for heat treatment for more strength.
420 – High carbon content, and can be heat treated for hardness second to 440C stainless, and is great for polishing and grinding.
430 –Is a non-hardenable steel containing straight chromium giving it great formability, along with good corrosion resistance.
440 – Is a very high carbon steel which attains the hardest hardness, wear resistance, and strength of all stainless grades after heat treatment.
17-4 –All around outstanding combination of strength, corrosion resistance, heat treatment, weldability, and machinability. Extremely reliable.
1018 – The most commonly used cold rolled steel, and has a smother finish than most steel.
1020 – Great for welding and machining, but not good for heat treating.
1045 – Commonly used for shafting and cylinders. Has good heat treating response.
12L14 – Is known as free machining steel for its excellent machinability due to high lead content, which makes it a weaker strength steel.
4140 – Versatile, good corrosion resistance and is known for its wear resistance. Great for heat treating.
4340 – Similar to 4140, but has higher heat treat numbers making it a lot stronger. Has great fatigue strength.
8620 – The most widely used heat treated alloy, and has great surface hardness at a low cost.
A36 – The most available hot rolled steel, and has a rough surface. Good for welding, machining, and bending.
A572 – High yield and tensile strength, and easy to form. Widely used on bridges, and structural applications.
AR400 – Used for high impact applications due to its abrasion resistance, and wear resistance.
AR500 – Similar to AR400, but with even stronger abrasion resistance.
D2 – Extremely versatile, with a high attainable hardness. Resistant to wear from contact of other metals.
A2 – Good combination of strength and toughness, and generally stays dimensionally sound after heat treat.
M2 – Known as high speed steel, that’s food for making drills, taps, cutters, saws, and knives.
Copper – Easy to machine and widely known for heat conductivity and electrical conductivity along with plumbing and roofing.
Brass –Has decent strength and electrical conductivity. Easy to polish and machine, and can be used for thousands of different applications.
Bronze – Copper based with a tin additive that has toughness, strength, corrosion resistant, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity.
ABS – Can be melted to a liquid and used for injection molds. It is resistant to corrosive chemicals, and physical impacts. It’s also used in our 3D printer.
Acetal/Delrin -Provides high strength and stiffness coupled with enhanced dimensional stability and ease of machining.
Acrylic – Lightweight, rigid, and weather resistant thermoplastic.
HDPE -One of the most widely used plastics, HDPE is very versatile, lightweight, and has incredible strength.
Nylon –Nylon has a wide application for bearings, bushings, seals, and washers due to it lubricated properties. It is also resistant to wear and abrasions.
PEEK –Tough, strong, rigid, and can sustain extremely high temperatures due to its flammability rating.
Polycarbonate –Mostly known to be used for bullet-proof glass, it comes naturally transparent and is the most impact resistant of all plastics.
Polyethylene –Lightweight, versatile synthetic resin that can be modified to take on elastic properties.
Polypropylene –A very durable plastic that has a high melting point, doesn’t break down when in contact of acids, and is resistant to stress.
PTFE –Also known as Teflon, PTFE is chemical resistant, weatherable, and is great for electrical insulation.
PVC –Widely used in pipes, and comes in two natural forms: Rigid and flexible, and is considered the softest of plastics.
Ultem –Is an amber transparent high performance polymer which combines high strength at elevated temps with long term heat resistance while holding dimensionally sound.
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