Which metals are magnetic or conductive?

Need to know which metals are magnetic or conductive for your next project? We make it easy for you to confirm material properties. Here’s how!

1. Go to our Materials Library

2. Find the metal you need, or click any material

Go to our Materials Library to find the material info page and specific properties

3. You’ve arrived at the material info page!

4. Scroll down to find the Material Details

On the material info page, scroll down to find the Material Details

5. Select the material thickness desired, and then scroll further to find the Properties

Find a material's Properties by scrolling down the material info page

6. At the bottom of the material Properties, find the Magnetic row to see if the metal is magnetic or not.

At the bottom of a material's Properties information, find whether the metal is magnetic or conductive

Learn more about material magnetism in our post Understanding Material Properties and Implications. Take a look at our Material Properties Cheat Sheet as well! If you have further questions about which metals are magnetic or conductive, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team.

In summary:

How do I know which materials are magnetic or conductive?

We make it easy for you to confirm material properties from our Materials Library. Each material has a detailed chart that includes specifications and properties.

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

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Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..313″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″