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6061 Aluminum vs. POM-H

6061 aluminum and POM-H belong to fundamentally different material chemistries. 6061 aluminum is a metal, while POM-H is a polymeric material. Therefore, their performance will be even more dissimilar than would be suggested by the difference in properties. There are 6 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (27, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6061 aluminum and the bottom bar is POM-H.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.7
1.4 to 1.6
Elongation at Break, % 3.4 to 20
7.0 to 55
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
1250 to 1460
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 13 to 42
11 to 13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 21 to 45
22 to 26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 130 to 410
60 to 67