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Choice of material

EasyPartz offers many different materials, with different properties. The choice of material is important, as items are exposed to different conditions and therefore have different requirements. If you can choose the right material, you can get the best possible item, at the best possible price. See the selection below and find out which material is suitable for your item.
If you are in doubt about which material is right for your item, you can always contact us.

Aluminium

Soft metals

Plastic

Aluminium


Alu-5083

Somewhat soft, but suitable for extreme conditions. Highly resistant to seawater and chemicals.

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Aluminum 5083 is made to endure chemical wear and is even suitable for welding.

Properties:

  • Great corrosion resistance
  • Yield strength: 140 MPa
  • Tensile strength: 280 MPa
  • Density: 2.65 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 570 Co
  • Not good for anodizing

Alloy components in % are:
Mg 4.5/ Mn 0.7/ Si 0.4

Alu-6082

Structural medium-strength alloy with excellent corrosion resistance. Used in high-stress enovironments.

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Aluminum 6082 is probably the most popular alloy due to its good properties in all categories.

Properties:

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Yield strength: 260 MPa
  • Tensile strength: 320 MPa
  • Density: 2.7 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 555 Co
  • Good for all types of anodizing

Alloy components in % are:
Mg 1,0/ Si 1,0/ Mn 0,8

Alu-7075

High strength alloy. Usually used for mechanical parts due to its high durability.

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Aluminum 7075 is often used in the transport industry due to the exceptional strength/weight ratio.

Properties:

  • Good corrosion resistance
  • Yield strength: 400 MPa
  • Tensile strength: 480 MPa
  • Density: 2.81 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 477 Co
  • Can be hard anodized

Alloy components in % are:
Si max. 0,4/ Fe max. 0,5/ Cu 1,2-2,0/ Mn max. 0,3/ Mg 2,1-2,9/ Cr 0,18-0,28/ Zn 5,1-6,1/ Ti+Zr max. 0,2

Soft Metals


Brass MS-58

Brass 58 is particularly corrosion-resistant, with high tensile strength.
It is a heavy and slightly more expensive material.

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Brass is self-disinfecting, and is therefore useful in the pharmaceutical industry. Brass can also be galvanized or polished for a nice finish.

Properties:

  • Highly corrosion resistant
  • Yield strength: 310 MPa
  • Tensile strength: 460 MPa
  • Density: 8.43 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 890 Co

Alloy components in % are:
Cu 58/ Zn 40/ Pb 2

Plastic


POM-C (Delrin), Black or white

POM-C is a rigid, hard and resilient material, which is suitable for machining. It is short-chipped and a high surface finish can be achieved.

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POM-C is a popular and versatile plastic that is used in both the food, aerospace and automotive industries. Beautiful finishes can be achieved with POM-C.

Properties:

  • High strength
  • High toughness
  • Electrically insulating
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Density 1.41 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 100 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: -60 Co

Chemical designation:
polyacetal

POM-C (Delrin), Blue

Blue POM-C is particularly well-suited for the food industry, as it is resistant to most cleaning agents, and the blue color can be easily identified by cleaning and quality control.

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Blue POM-C is a popular and versatile plastic that complies with EU and FDA food regulations. Beautiful finishes can be achieved with blue POM-C.

Properties:

  • High strength
  • High toughness
  • Electrically insulating
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Density 1.41 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 100 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: -60 Co

Chemical designation:
polyacetal

PEEK, Natural

PEEK platic is a strong light weight material. PEEK can withstand temperatures up to 150-250°C and is resistant to grease, olis, hydrocarbons and vibrations

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PEEK is a premium plastic that is used in medical technology, among other things. PEEK is advantageous since it is resistant to radiation, hydrolysis, stress cracking and more.

Properties:

  • High strength
  • Creep resistant
  • Can be autoclaved
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Density 1.31 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 260 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: 150 Co

Chemical designation:
Polyetheretherketone

PA (Nylon), Natural

PA-Nylon is a rigid and durable material that holds its shape at high temprature. It’s often used for general plastic parts.

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Nylon is a popular plastic due to its dimensional stability and low density. Nylon has good wear properties and is relatively tough.

Properties:

  • High toughness
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Resistant to oil, grease and fuel
  • Density 1.02 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 110 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: 37 Co

Chemical designation:
Polyamide 12

PTFE (Teflon), Natural

PTFE or Teflon is very heat resistant with low flammability. Furthermore it’s resistant to chemicals and the outdoor elements. It even has a high impact strength.

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PTFE is really useful for outdoor use, or in hot environments. PTFE is therefore also used in several sectors, including the chemical, mechanical and food industries.

Properties:

  • Electrically insulating
  • Good wear properties
  • Radiation and weather resistant
  • Flame retardant
  • Density 2.15 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 260 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: 20 Co

Chemical designation:
Polytetrafluorethylene

PC (Polycarbonate), Natural

Polycarbonate is often used for injection molding and CNC milling in PCs is therefore a good alternative before the component is put into mass production with injection molding.

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Polycarbonate is a semi-transparent plastic that is easy to process. However, it can be sensitive to stress cracks.

Properties:

  • High toughness
  • Electrically insulating
  • Low chemical resistance
  • Density 1.19 g/cm3
  • Service temperature: 120 Co
  • Glass transition temp.: 149 Co

Chemical designation:
Polycarbonate

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