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Melting Points of Metals

One of the most important characteristics of a metal is its melting point, also known as its melting temperature. At the melting point of a metal, it is in equilibrium between its solid and liquid phases. Adding more heat to it will cause it to further liquify. Cooling it will cause it to solidify. Whether you are processing the metal or using metal components in a high-temperature setting, knowing the melting point of a metal will help you make the most of it.


Melting Points of Various Metals

Some of the most common metals used in manufacturing are chosen based on their melting points in addition to other factors such as strength and corrosion resistance. Here is a quick list of melting temperatures of popular metals you can purchase for your projects from Online Metals:

  • Melting point of aluminum: 1220°F/660°C
  • Melting point of brass:
    • Red: 1810-1880°F/990-1025°C
    • Yellow: 1660-1710°F/905-932°C
  • Melting point of copper: 1983°F/1084°C
  • Melting point of iron:
    • Wrought: 2700-2900°F/1482-1593°C
    • Cast: 2060-2200°F/1127-1204°C
  • Melting point of stainless steel: 2750°F/1510°C
  • Melting point of steel (carbon): 2500-2800°F/1371-1540°C
  • Melting point of titanium: 3040°F/1670°C

See the table below for the melting temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius for more common metals. We do not carry all of these metals but provide them as reference information.

You can also watch our Melting Points video that explains the melting ranges for various metals.