Some applications, such as aerospace, require lightweight materials to decrease the total weight of the manufactured item. Tubing Central stocks lightweight alloys such as Titanium and Aluminum that are substantially lighter weight than other alloys. See the density comparison chart below for a comparison of some major materials. Titanium is nearly 1/2 the weight of stainless, and aluminum is nearly 1/3 the weight of stainless.
Material Density Comparison
|C12200 Copper||0.323 lb/in3|
|300 Series Stainless||0.285 lb/in3|
|Carbon Steel||0.284 lb/in3|
|Titanium Gr. 2||0.163 lb/in3|
|6061-T6 Aluminum||0.0975 lb/in3|