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

There are 5 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14 in this case) are not shown.

Density

2.7 *g/cm*^{3}

1.2 to 1.5 *g/cm*^{3}

Elongation

6.1 to 18 *%*

4.0 to 110 *%*

Specific Heat

900 *J/kg-K*

1000 to 1200 *J/kg-K*

Strength-to-weight

48 to 160 *kN-m/kg*

55 to 100 *kN-m/kg*

UTS

130 to 430 *MPa*

66 to 150 *MPa*

*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)

Elastic Modulus: 69 *GPa* (6061 aluminum)

Electrical Conductivity: 43 *% IACS* (6061 aluminum)

Electrical Resistivity: -7 *10 ^{x} Ω-m* (6061 aluminum)

Flexural Modulus: 2.3 to 10 *GPa* (PC)

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

Poisson's Ratio: 0.33 (6061 aluminum)

Shear Modulus: 26 *GPa* (6061 aluminum)

Yield Strength: 79 to 370 *MPa* (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Conductivity: 170 *W/m-K* (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Diffusivity: 70 (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Expansion: 23 *µm/m-K* (6061 aluminum)

Water Absorption At Saturation: 0.16 to 0.19 *%* (PC)