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Melting Point

One of our most commonly asked questions is about the melting point of metals. Depending on the project or end use, melting point can have a huge impact on your result. If you’re trying to melt metal or exposing metal to high heat, you’ll want to be aware of the melting point for the specific material you are using.

The melting point of iron alloys and the melting point of steel, occur at higher temperatures, around 2,200-2,500 Fahrenheit (°F) / 1,205-1,370 Celsius (°C). Melting points of copper alloys (including bronzes, pure copper, and brass) are lower than iron, at ranges around 1,675-1,981°F / 913-1,082°C. Metals alloyed with aluminum and the aluminum melting point have a lower temperature range than copper alloys. Pure aluminum melts at about 1,218 °F / 659 °C, but alloying with other elements can raise this. The chart below includes the more common metals found in our catalog such as the stainless steel melting point and titanium melting point!


Common Melting Points Metals

This melting point chart contains the most common metals used in manufacturing in order of their melting points, and are more commonly used due to factors like strength and corrosion resistance. Scan below to find melting point temperatures of popular metals you can purchase from Online Metals today.

Metals

Fahrenheit (f):

Celsius (c):

Brass, Yellow

Fahrenheit (f): 1660-1710

Celsius (c): 905-932

Brass, Red

Fahrenheit (f): 1810-1880

Celsius (c): 990-1025

Cast Iron

Fahrenheit (f): 2060-2200

Celsius (c): 1127-1204

Carbon Steel

Fahrenheit (f): 2500-2800

Celsius (c): 1371-1593

Wrought Iron

Fahrenheit (f): 2700-2900

Celsius (c): 1482-1593

Stainless Steel

Titanium

Find a more comprehensive table of metals below containing the melting temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius. We do not carry all these metals but provide them as reference information.

Which Metal Has the Lowest Melting Point?

At the lower extremes of melting point is mercury (and aluminum alloys for more commonly used metals). Mercury has the lowest melting point coming in at -38 °F / -39 °C, while aluminum alloys melt at 865-1,240 °F  / 463-671 °C.

Which Metal Has the Highest Melting Point?

Towards the high end of melting point extremes is tungsten (and titanium for more commonly used metals). Tungsten has the highest melting point coming in at the extremely high temperature of 6,150 °F / 3,399 °C, while titanium melts at 3,040 °F / 1,670 °C.

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Full List of All Metals and Their Melting Temperatures

Metals

Fahrenheit (f):

Celsius (c):

Magnesium Alloys

Celsius (c): 349-649

Aluminum Alloys

Celsius (c): 463-671

Aluminum Bronze

Fahrenheit (f): 1190-1215

Celsius (c): 600-655

Magnesium

Aluminium

Beryllium Copper

Fahrenheit (f): 1587-1750

Celsius (c): 865-955

Manganese Bronze

Fahrenheit (f): 1590-1630

Celsius (c): 865-890

Silver, Sterling

Admiralty Brass

Fahrenheit (f): 1650-1720

Celsius (c): 900-940

Brass, Yellow

Fahrenheit (f): 1660-1710

Celsius (c): 905-932

Silver, Pure

Brass, Red

Fahrenheit (f): 1810-1880

Celsius (c): 990-1025

Iron, Cast

Fahrenheit (f): 2060-2200

Celsius (c): 1127-1204

Iron, Ductile

Manganese

Beryllium

Monel

Fahrenheit (f): 2370-2460

Celsius (c): 1300-1350

Hastelloy

Fahrenheit (f): 2410-2460

Celsius (c): 1320-1350

Steel, Carbon

Fahrenheit (f): 2500-2800

Celsius (c): 1371-1540

Inconel

Fahrenheit (f): 2540-2600

Celsius (c): 1390-1425

Incoloy

Fahrenheit (f): 2540-2600

Celsius (c): 1390-1425

Iron, Wrought

Fahrenheit (f): 2700-2900

Celsius (c): 1482-1593

Steel, Stainless

Palladium

Titanium

Platinum

Chromium

Niobium (Columbium)

Molybdenum

Tantalum

Tungsten