Material / Grade Features Common uses

Aluminum 6061

  • Improved corrosion resistance over 7075
  • General purpose aluminum
  • Medium strength
Corrosion resistant applications, Marine and Automotive applications, Aerospace applications

Brass 360

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Resistant to most chemicals
  • Free Machining
Couplings, Bushings, Connectors, Fittings, Circuit Board relays, Electronic Components, Pump Shafts, Etc.

Low Carbon Steel 1018

  • General purpose low carbon steel
  • Heat treatable
  • Softest steel
  • Will rust
Automotive, Gears, Fasteners, Anchor bolts, Pins, Structural parts Etc.

Steel Alloy  4140

  • Good toughness and strength
  • Heat treatable
  • Harder than CR 1018
Jigs, Fixtures, Drill Collars, bolts, Couplings, Axles, Shafting, Piston rods, Rams, Gears, Etc.

Stainless Steel  303

  • Increased corrosion and chemical resistance over 304
  • Increased resistance to cracking and pitting
Medical, Aerospace, Corrosion resistant  applications, Etc.

ABS Plastic

  • Low cost
  • Easy to machine
  • Good impact resistance
  • High strength and stiffness
 Heat and impact resistant applications, Electrical  enclosures and insulation Etc.

Delrin Plastic

  • Wear, abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Excellent machining
  • High strength, stiffness and fatigue endurance
 Medical components, Bushings, Rollers, Fittings,  electrical insulators, Etc.

UHMW Plastic

  • Flexible
  • Good wear properties
 Rollers, Chain Guides, Food processing equipment Etc.