6061 aluminum and PEEK belong to fundamentally different material chemistries. 6061 aluminum is a metal, while PEEK 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 (15 in this case) are not shown.
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: 120 to 300 MPa (PEEK)
Electrical Conductivity: 43 % IACS (6061 aluminum)
Flexural Modulus: 3.8 to 19 GPa (PEEK)
Flexural Strength: 170 to 330 MPa (PEEK)
Glass Transition: 150 °C (PEEK)
Heat Deflection At 1.82 MPa: 160 to 320 °C (PEEK)
Oxygen Index: 38 % (PEEK)
Poisson's Ratio: 0.33 (6061 aluminum)
Shear Modulus: 26 GPa (6061 aluminum)
Shear Strength: 50 to 100 MPa (PEEK)
Yield Strength: 79 to 370 MPa (6061 aluminum)
24-hour Water Absorption: 0.060 to 0.3 % (PEEK)
Water Absorption At Saturation: 0.22 to 0.5 % (PEEK)