Remarks

6061 aluminum and MDF belong to fundamentally different material chemistries. 6061 aluminum is a metal, while MDF is a polymeric material. Therefore, their performance will be even more dissimilar than would be suggested by the difference in properties.

There are 11 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (10 in this case) are not shown.

Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

Properties in Common

Density
2.7 g/cm3
0.75 g/cm3
Elastic Modulus
69 GPa
4.0 GPa
Elongation
7.5 to 19 %
0.5 %
Poisson's Ratio
0.33
0.25
Shear Modulus
26 GPa
2.5 GPa
Specific Heat
900 J/kg-K
1700 J/kg-K
Strength-to-weight
48 to 160 kN-m/kg
24 kN-m/kg
UTS
130 to 430 MPa
18 MPa
Thermal Conductivity
170 W/m-K
0.3 W/m-K
Thermal Diffusivity
70 m2/s
0.24 m2/s
Thermal Expansion
23 µm/m-K
12 µm/m-K

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Properties Not in Common

Base Metal Price: 16 % rel (6061 aluminum)

Calomel Potential: -740 mV (6061 aluminum)

Compressive Strength: 10 MPa (MDF)

Dielectric Strength: 0.5 kV/mm (MDF)

Electrical Conductivity: 43 % IACS (6061 aluminum)

Electrical Resistivity: -7 10x Ω-m (6061 aluminum)

Melting Onset: 580 °C (6061 aluminum)

Unit Resilience: 43 to 990 kJ/m3 (6061 aluminum)

Yield Strength: 77 to 370 MPa (6061 aluminum)

Ultimate Resilience: 8.4 to 16 MJ/m3 (6061 aluminum)

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