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The OnlineMetals.com Guide to Metal
One of the questions we are asked most often is "what type of material should I use in my project?" Unfortunately, we're not engineers, and we really aren't in a position to make product recommendations.
However, that isn't stopping us from putting together a guide to our products that will help make your decision a little easier. What we've attempted to do is boil down the heavy technical-type information into something a normal person on the street can understand. You may not know, for example, the intricacies of Yield Strength, but you can see that 6061 aluminum has twice the yield strength of 6063.
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At OnlineMetals, we all failed shop class. Multiple times. As a matter of fact, our employment applications specifically ask to see people's grades for their high school shop classes. If they're too high, they go into the rejected pile. We're also not engineers, and cannot make any specific recommendations about the suitability of a given alloy, temper, or shape for your project or application.
All technical data is for comparison purposes only and is NOT FOR DESIGN. It has been compiled from sources we believe to be accurate but cannot guarantee. This ends the part of the website that our pointy-headed lawyers made us put in.
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