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4004 Aluminum vs. Sintered 6061 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and sintered 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 90% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4004 aluminum and the bottom bar is sintered 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
0.5 to 6.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
32 to 62
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
83 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
62 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
52
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
170

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
0.68 to 7.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
28 to 280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
8.6 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
16 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
81
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
3.8 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
96 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
0.4 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
0.2 to 0.8
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.5