V.I.P. Resources From Al to Zn

Everything You Need to Know

from Al – Zn

Metals are everywhere in our world, and they are also far more complicated than most people realize.

Online Metals wants to save you time and effort, so we have collected a variety of tools and material resources in one place for you. Information from Al to Zn at your fingertips!

Product Guides

What is it?

Are you a hobbyist, new machinist, or working on a new project that requires metal or plastics? Our product guides provide in-depth information about our large catalog of materials ranging from aluminum to zinc. You can find a quick overview of the material info and its general uses at the top of every product guide.

Are you a professional looking for specific material details? We also have highly technical charts and data specific to the material in question. This information will let you know exactly what the metal is, and what you can do with it. Whether you are just wondering if the material performs well under heat and pressure, or need to know the negative of the ratio of transverse strain to axial strain, these will give you the proper guidance.

Where can I find it?

Check out our Product Guides here to find information specific to the materials in your next project!

Hardness Conversion Table

What is it?

Over the years, there have been a variety of competing systems for measuring the hardness of a material. Rockwell and Brinell are probably the most well known, and our chart shows how those hardness scales compare to each other and what those numbers mean.

From the chart, you can easily see how much force can be applied to a material before it starts to deform. This is especially important when making cutting tools or pieces designed to endure impacts over time.

Where can I find it?

Our Hardness Conversion Table is available here.

Melting Points of Metals

What is it?

Depending on your project, melting point can play a key role in the material you choose. Anything from forging to high temperature applications, can drastically change your decision. We provide specific information that will allow you to make the best choice before you spend a single dime. Which for reference, would probably melt somewhere around 1980 °F (1082.222°C).

Whether you need to make your metal melt, or need it to not melt, you have to know the temperatures!

Where can I find it?

For a quick walk-through check out our video below.

If videos aren’t your thing, check out our blog post or our chart available here.

Mill Test Reports

What is it?

Mill Test Reports (MTRs) are also referred to as a Certified Mill Test Report, Certified Material Test Report, Mill Test Certificate (MTC), or Certificate of Test. In simple terms, these reports certify a material’s chemical and physical properties and state whether your product made of metal is in compliance with an international standards organization’s specific standards.

They provide traceability and assurance to the end user (buyer) in regards to the quality of the material and the process used to produce it.

Where can I find it?

We have general MTRs here if you are curious about your materials information. We also provide MTRs for each order and specific piece of metal that you order right in the same packaging of your shipment. Just check yes for MTRs at check out!

Product Thickness Comparisons

What is it?

For people new to the world of manufacturing or making, we’ve put together a list of comparisons to help you get a sense for the thickness dimension of sheets, plates, rods and bars as you’re deciding what size materials are best suited for your project. For example, did you know a quarter was 0.063 inches / 1.75mm ? Pretty crazy right?!?!

In order to give you the confidence you need to meet deadlines, we strive to provide you with product info and guidance every step of the way.

Where can I find it?

For a quick reference and comparison of thicknesses, head to our tables here.

Learning Center

We hope you found the above material resources useful and encourage you to head to the learning center tab available on the homepage header. We are consistently investing in these resources, so do let us know of any additional resources or information you would find useful not currently available on our site.

As always, best of luck with your making! If you already know exactly what you need, head to our site and use our material selector to get right to the material you need fast!