Aluminum

  • 2024 – Aerospace – High Strength, Good Fatigue Resistance, Not Weldable, Poor Corrosion Resistance
  • 5052 – Marine – Medium Strength, Excellent Corrosion Resistance
  • 6061 – All Purpose – Medium Strength, Excellent Corrosion Resistance, Weldable, Heat Treatable
  • 6063 – Architectural – Medium Strength, Good Corrosion Resistance, Weldable, Heat Treatable
  • 7075 – Aerospace – High Strength, Good Fatigue Resistance, Not Weldable, Average Corrosion Resistance, Heat Treatable

Steel

  • 1018 – All Purpose – Medium Strength, Good Formability and Weldability
  • 1045 – All Purpose – High Strength, Good Weldability
  • 4140 – All Purpose – High Strength, Good Weldability
  • 303 – Stainless Steel
  • 304 – Stainless Steel
  • 316 – Stainless Steel
  • A2 – Tool Steel – Medium Wear Resistance
  • D2 – Tool Steel – High Wear Resistance
  • S7 – Mold Steel – Shock and Wear Resistance
  • H13 – High Temperature Tool Steel

Plastics

  • POM (Acetal) (Delrin)
  • PC (PolyCarbonate) (Lexan)
  • PEI (Ultem)
  • ABS
  • PVC
  • Nylon

All metals are in stock at PartsBadger and ready to be transformed into your unique design.


Magnesium

Magnesium is a lightweight metal, two-thirds the density of aluminium. Although an alkaline metal, due to an oxide layer which is fairly impermeable, it does not require an oxygen free environment. Historically it has been used in aircraft and automotive industries for it’s light weight properties. In more recent history, with the rise of mobile electronics, magnesium has good mechanical and electrical properties, and has become a key component.

Brass

Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc. Brass generally exhibits a higher malleability and has a high corrosion resistance. Historical uses for brass have been wide and varied over the years. Most of the common uses revolve around decoration for it’s bright gold-like appearance. Commercially, brass is widely used in low friction applications such as bearings, locks, gears, plumbing and electrical applications. Brass also offers a germicidal property due to it’s copper content. Overall, brass still has a wide span of uses from mechanical and industrial to artwork and decorations.

Red Copper

Copper is the first metal manipulated by man and to this day remains a very important metal in a variety of industries. Most of the modern uses for copper revolve around electronics, both for wiring and telecommunications due to it’s conductivity. Copper also offers antimicrobial properties that can kill bacteria, viruses and yeast on contact. This property has been expanding the uses of copper in both the medical fields and in various textile and garment industries. Copper has fair corrosion resistance properties, but will experience galvanic corrosion when placed against other metals. Copper also oxidizes when exposed to air and water. Most of us have seen this oxidization on older copper, which turns the surface from a red color to a green hue.

Bronze

Bronze is an alloy normally consisting of 88% copper and 12% tin. Various alloys of bronze are used in many different industries. Most are very ductile, softer and weaker than most steels. Bronze does conduct heat and electricity better than most steels, and is corrosion resistant. Electrical contacts, bearings, sculptures, instruments and of course bronze medals are just a few examples of uses.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content. Stainless steel is used where the strength of steel and high corrosion resistance is needed. Stainless steel is used over so many varying fields from architecture and industrial equipment to jewelry, household hardware and surgical equipment. The corrosion resistance makes stainless steel a commonly relied on choice for quality control pieces, that can be referred back to time and time again.

M303 Stainless steel

M303 is an alloy of stainless steel which was developed specifically to improve machine-ability, yet maintain good mechanical and corrosion resistance properties. Heavily machined parts like gears, screws, nuts and bolts are a few areas where M303 shows a slight superiority to normal stainless steel. The M303 alloy does have a slightly reduced corrosion resistance, which is more apparent in moist or marine enviroments.

A3 Steel

A3 steel is a carbon steel that is air hardened, and is normally a tool steel. The A3 designation refers to the composition of the steel which is 1.25% carbon, 0.5% manganese, 5.0% chromium, 0.3% nickel, 0.9%-1.4% molybdenum and 0.8%-1.4% vanadium. This composition makes the A3 alloy have good wear and corrosion resistance. This particular alloy can commonly be found in hand tools as well as industrial uses such as railroad tracks.

1045 (#45) Steel

#45 Steel is a medium carbon content steel. This steel has excellent machineability, and durability when used in a structure. One of the benefits is the weldability, lending itself to being used in industrial and non-industrial fields. Being a medium carbon steel the corrosion resistance is lower than other alloyed steels.