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.

Density

2.7 *g/cm*^{3}

0.75 *g/cm*^{3}

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 *m*^{2}/s

0.24 *m*^{2}/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.*

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 *10 ^{x} Ω-m* (6061 aluminum)

Melting Onset: 580 *°C* (6061 aluminum)

Unit Resilience: 43 to 990 *kJ/m ^{3}* (6061 aluminum)

Yield Strength: 77 to 370 *MPa* (6061 aluminum)

Ultimate Resilience: 8.4 to 16 *MJ/m ^{3}* (6061 aluminum)