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What was the Modulus of Elasticity for 6061 T6 aluminum again? What do I use to harden O1 tool steel? Does anybody have the Elongation at Break Percentage for 260 brass?

There is more to know about metal than any human is capable about remembering. But that’s why we have our Product Guides!

Easy to read and understand, and always free, these guides are here to help everyone from the novice to the experienced metalworker.

What is in a product guide?

Our product guides have both hard technical information as well as summaries of what that means.

For example, let’s take a look at the guide for aluminum 6061In it, we have highly technical data, such as the Modulus of Elasticity, Fatigue Strength, and Shear Modulus in both imperial and metric units. But, not everybody knows what those mean or how to interpret that data. Because of that, we also explain that 6061 has a high strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, and is easy to machine.

Also, we talk about common uses, such as aerospace, marine, electronic, and decorative parts, to name just a few. Beyond that, we also break down the numbers for various tempers of 6061, such as T6, T4, and O Temper.

Here’s an example of some technical data from the 6061 product guide.

product guides

We have an extensive collection of product guides. Also, we regularly do research and the catalog is frequently expanding. Take a look at three of our most popular guides for examples.

Aluminum 6061 – The most popular aluminum alloy, 6061 is strong, light, and has good corrosion resistance. You can use it for just about anything that you’d need aluminum for!

Aluminum 7075 – One of the aerospace grade aluminum alloys. 7075 is exceptionally strong with reasonable corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel 304  – The most popular stainless steel alloy on the planet. 304 offers good strength, reasonable cost, and great corrosion resistance outside of marine environments.

We hope these guides and the many more are useful for you!

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