Aluminum

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Aluminum Characteristics

Aluminum is lightweight, durable, malleable and corrosion-resistant. This metal is widely used in the aerospace, transportation and construction industries.

  • Non-corrosive
  • here to help 200Easily machined and cast
  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Non-magnetic and non-sparking
  • Good heat and electrical conductor

Applications for Aluminum

  • Electronic casings
  • Electrical transmission lines
  • Heat sinks for transistors and CPUs

Contact a Dielectric Manufacturing knowledge expert to discuss the use of aluminum for your components. Call 800-367-9122 or email sales@dielectricmfg.com.

Property Metricunits Englishunits
General
Density2.5e3 - 2.9e3kg/m^3156 - 181lb/ft^3
Mechanical
Yield Strength3e7 - 5e8Pa4.35 - 72.5ksi
Tensile Strength5.8e7 - 5e8Pa8.41 - 79.8ksi
Elongation0.01 - 0.44% strain% strain
Hardness (Vickers)1.18e8 - 1.48e9PaHV
Impact Strength (un-notched)1.9e5 - 2e5J/m^2ft.lbf/in^2
Fracture Toughness2.2e7 - 3.5e7Pa/m^0.520 - 31.9ksi/in^0.5
Young's Modulus6.8e10 - 8.2e10Pa9.86 - 11.910^6 psi
Thermal
Max Service Temperature120 - 210°C248 - 410°F
Melting Temperature475 - 677°C887 - 1.25e3°F
Insulator or ConductorGoodConductorGood Conductor
Specific Heat Capability857 - 990J/kg °C0.205 - 0.236BTU/lb. °F
Thermal Expansion Coefficient2.1e-5 - 2.4e-5strain/°C11.7 - 13.3µstrain/°F
Electrical
Insulator or ConductorGood Conductor°CGood Conductor°F
Electrical Resistivity2.5e-8 - 6.5e-8°C2.5 - 6.5°F
Eco
CO2 Footprint1.85 - 2.04kg/kg11.2 - 13.1lb/lb
RecyclableYesYes
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