The wide variety of materials Xometry provides for sheet metal are listed below to facilitate the ease of selection. The most used sheet metal materials are aluminium alloys, stainless steel and other steels containing low, moderate and high carbon content as well as non-alloy steels. Aluminium alloys Aluminium 5052 / 3.3523 / AlMg2,5 It is an aluminium alloy with magnesium (Mg) as the primary alloying element. This alloy is strong, weldable and has good corrosion resistance. It has good workability and is readily weldable using MIG or TIG methods. Key features: High fatigue strength • Weldability • Resistant against corrosion • Good workability Applications: It is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including chemical, marine, food processing and general engineering applications as well See the datasheet Aluminium 5754 / 3.3535 / AlMg3 This material has very high mechanical properties when compared to other non-heat-treatable aluminium alloys. In addition, it comes with good resistance to atmospheric and seawater corrosion. Key features: Weldability • Corrosion resistance • Non-heat treatable • Suitable for marine applications Applications: The good weldability of this aluminium alloy makes it suitable for marine and offshore applications See the datasheet Aluminium 5083 / 3.3547 / AlMg4,5Mn It is a medium strong alloy with high corrosion resistance. It has the highest strength of all the non-heat treatable alloys. Nevertheless, it is not recommended for use in temperatures above 65°C. It has excellent resistance to corrosion with good machinability. This aluminium can be welded using all standard methods but is not recommended for welding in the heat-affected zone of high-strength alloys. Key features: Moderate strength • Good machinability • Corrosion resistance • Excellent weldability Applications: It is widely used in sheet metal fabrications such as kitchen equipment, HVAC ductwork and light fittings See the datasheet Aluminium 6060 / 3.3206 / Al-MgSi Aluminium 6060 belongs to Al-Mg-Si series 6000-grade alloy with a low to moderate strength. It is commonly used to manufacture machined parts for various industries. It is a heat-treatable alloy with low strength and is very suitable for cold forming. Key features: Low strength • Heat treatable • Good weldability • Good corrosion resistance Applications: It is applied in the production of lighting, flooring, furniture as well as other engineering applications where there is no special strength requirement See the datasheet Aluminium 6061 / 3.3211 / Al-Mg1SiCu Aluminium 6061 is a precipitation-hardened aluminium alloy. It contains magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It has good mechanical properties, exhibits good weldability, and is very commonly extruded. Key features: High strength • Good weldability • Corrosion resistance Applications: It is commonly used in forging applications. This high-strength alloy is very suitable for highly loaded structures such as rail coaches, scaffolds, machine and aerospace parts See the datasheet Aluminium 6082 / 3.2315 / Al-Si1Mg Aluminium 6082 is made up of multiple elements, including Mg, Si, Fe, Mn and Cr which gives the alloy its unique set of properties. Typically formed by rolling and extrusion, this alloy has medium strength with very good weldability and thermal conductivity. Key features: Good thermal conductivity • Good weldability • High-stress corrosion cracking resistance Applications: It is heavily employed in offshore construction and containers See the datasheet Aluminium 7075 / 3.4365 / Al-Zn6MgCu It is a zinc and magnesium alloyed aluminium with good strength and resistance to stress corrosion cracking. It is also one of the lightest alloys in commercial production. This aluminium has high strength, toughness, and excellent resistance to fatigue. The surface can either be mill-finished or brush-finished. Key features: High strength • Tough • Resistant to fatigue • Excellent machinability Applications: It is extensively used in the structural parts for aircraft See the datasheet Aluminium alloys mechanical properties comparison chart AlloyYield strength (MPa)Tensile strength (MPa)Elongation at break (%)HardnessModulus of elasticity (GPa)Aluminium 5052 / 3.3523 / AlMg2,566 – 221173 – 2692 – 1945 – 7770Aluminium 5754 / 3.3535 / AlMg380180 – 25014 – 164570.5Aluminium 5083 / 3.3547 / AlMg4,5Mn115 – 200270 – 3451681.571Aluminium 6060 / 3.3206 / Al-MgSi60 – 160120 – 2156 – 1645 – 70~70Aluminium 6061 / 3.3211 / Al-Mg1SiCu110 – 240180 – 2607 – 1565 – 8570Aluminium 6082 / 3.2315 / Al-Si1Mg110 – 260205 – 3106 – 1565 – 9570Aluminium 7075 / 3.4365 / Al-Zn6MgCu145 – 475275 – 5402 – 1055 – 16372 Stainless steel materials Stainless Steel 304 / 1.4301 / X5CrNi18.10 It is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel. The chromium in the alloy gives it excellent corrosion resistance. It has good machinability but low thermal conductivity and is easily formable. Due to its excellent resistance to corrosion, it is widely used in the food and beverage industry, as well as in many other industries. Key features: Excellent corrosion resistance • Low thermal conductivity • Good machinability Applications: It is widely used in the food and beverage industries, as well as in kitchen equipment such as tubes, pans and sinks See the datasheet Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2 It is an austenitic chromium-nickel alloy that contains nitrogen and molybdenum. This combination makes it durable and provides for multiple desirable properties. The addition of molybdenum improves corrosion resistance with good stability against chloric and non-oxidising acids. It has good heat resistance which reduces when subjected to continuous use above 425°C in water. It can be readily formed into different products. Key features: Good heat resistance • Corrosion resistance • High weldability Applications: It has good machinability and is used in food processing equipment, bolts, nuts, springs as well as boat fittings See the datasheet Stainless steel alloys technical properties comparison chart AlloyYield strength (MPa)Tensile strength (MPa)Elongation at break (%)HardnessModulus of elasticity (GPa)Stainless Steel 304 / 1.4301 / X5CrNi18.10260 – 270520 – 680≥ 45215200Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2225500 – 70035 – 45215200 Steel materials Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4 This steel is manufactured from non-alloy quality hot rolled material. This material is highly used owing to its weldability and excellent strength properties. It is also available in a wide range of surface finishes, making it suitable for both internal and external applications. Key features: Good weldability and high strength • Excellent workability • Non-alloy Applications: It is mainly intended for use in construction and general engineering applications See the datasheet Steel 1.0038 / S235JR This is a hot-rolled pure structural steel with good plasticity, toughness, and weldability, it has a lower yield strength and can be formed into many products such as beams, angle bars, channels, plates, etc. Any steel with similar chemical and mechanical properties can be designated as S235JR material. Key features: Good plasticity • Good weldability • Tough Applications: Its excellent weldability makes it widely used in bridges, transmission towers, etc. See the datasheet Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4, pickled and oiled It is a low carbon steel with good weldability and formability as well as excellent durability. The low carbon content makes it easier to weld. Additionally, the pickling and oiling help protect the material from rust and corrosion. Key features: Formability • Good weldability • Durable • Resistant to rust and corrosion Applications: Its most common applications include the automotive industry and construction industry See the datasheet Steel 1.7218 / 25CrMo4 This grade of steel is specifically designed for use in the manufacture of components and parts that are subject to high levels of stress. This particular grade of steel is known for its exceptional strength and resilience, making it an ideal choice for use in applications where durability is key. Key features: Excellent strength and resilience • Highly durable Applications: It is widely used in the manufacture of gears, shafts, valves, and other highly stressed components See the datasheet Steel 1.0044 / S275JR Fe430B is an alloy of iron and carbon. The high carbon content makes the steel extremely hard, while the iron gives it ductility and malleability. This makes it an ideal material for a wide range of applications. Key features: Medium strength • High malleability and ductility Applications: It is widely used in the production of car bodies, pipes, and wires as well as in the construction industry for its strength and durability See the datasheet Steel 1.0503 / C45 It is a medium carbon steel that has a carbon content between 0.42 and 0.50 wt. %. They are particularly well suited for parts that require high wear resistance and strength. It has low thermal conductivity and low ductility among wrought carbon steels. Key features: High tensile strength • Low ductility • Low thermal conductivity Applications: Gears, bearings, shafts, etc. See the datasheet Steel 1.2510 / 100MnCrW4 / SKS3, annealed Steel 100mncrw4 is a high-carbon steel that is known for its durability and resistance to wear. This steel is also easy to sharpen, making it a good choice for tools that will need to be regularly maintained. It is often used in blades and other cutting tools. Key features: Wear-resistant •Durable • High strength Applications: It is typically used in applications where high levels of wear resistance are required, such as in cutting tools for metal See the datasheet Steel 1.2379 / X153CrMo12 / SKD11, annealed This alloy is made up of carbon, manganese, chromium and molybdenum, whose combination gives the alloy its high strength and toughness. This steel is also resistant to wear and tear, making it a good choice for use in industrial settings. Key features: High strength • Durable • Tough Applications: Industrial settings such as gauges, shear blades, blanking dies and slitting cutters See the datasheet Steel 1.0330 / DC01 It is a non-alloy cold-rolled steel with very low carbon content which makes it ductile and easy to work with. It can be easily welded, brazed and soldered. It is not as strong as some other steel grades, so it is not suitable for use in applications where high levels of strength are required. Key features: Low-carbon content • Good weldability • Low strength • Ductile Applications: It is often used in the automotive industry and for making electronic components See the datasheet Steel 1.7225 / 42CrMo4 It is a material delivered in pre-hardened condition, used to manufacture various types of plastic moulds, hot forging dies, and hot stamping dies for making cold work tool steels as well. This material has high strength, toughness, good resistance to impact and good hardenability. Key features: High strength • Tough• Hardenability • Resistance to impact Applications: It is widely used in the construction of machines, wheel and base plates, axles, gear shafts, as well as large plastic moulds See the datasheet Steel 1.1191 / XC48H1 / C45E It is a medium carbon steel with good strength and toughness with above average hardenability and is suitable for applications requiring low to moderate wear resistance. The steel is suitable for case hardening and can be surface hardened by carburising, cyaniding or nitriding. It can be machined in all states, either annealed or normalised, and is readily weldable. Key features: Good resistance against wear • High strength • Excellent machinability Applications: It is widely used in industrial products such as nuts, bolts, gearings, bearings, wheel forging etc. See the datasheet Steel 1.0570 / S355J2G3 This steel is composed of different chemical elements that give it specific properties. For instance, steel st52 is known for its high strength and durability. It is also resistant to corrosion and can be easily welded. These properties make it an ideal choice for many applications. This unalloyed structural steel has a tensile strength of 630 MPa. Compared to other carbon steels, it has high electrical conductivity but low thermal conductivity and low ductility. Key features: High tensile strength • Low thermal conductivity • Good weldability • Low ductility Applications: It is widely used in engineering and construction industries See the datasheet Steel materials mechanical properties comparison chart MaterialYield strength (MPa)Tensile strength (MPa)Elongation at break (%)HardnessModulus of elasticity (GPa)Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4195 – 215350 – 51022 – 26104 – 154210Steel 1.0038 / S235JR185 – 235340 – 51021 – 26120210Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4, pickled and oiled25040012 – 3175190 – 210Steel 1.7218 / 25CrMo4345 – 700600 – 110012 – 16212 – 255210Steel 1.0044 / S275JR235410 – 56022110 – 162431Steel 1.0503 / C4527556016255205Steel 1.2510 / 100MnCrW4 / SKS3, annealed350 – 550650 – 8808 – 2534 – 64193Steel 1.2379 / X153CrMo12 / SKD11, annealed---62210Steel 1.0330 / DC0174998233114952Steel 1.7225 / 42CrMo4500 – 900750 – 130010 – 14219164 – 217Steel 1.1191 / XC48H1 / C45E230 – 565530 – 10505 – 18172 – 255220Steel 1.0570 / S355J2G3315 – 355490 – 63022217210 Source your sheet metal parts at Xometry Selecting a suitable material is often a very tedious process. 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