BRASS, COPPER, AND BRONZE METALS

These three similar materials are known as the “Red Metals”. They possess excellent electrical conductivity characteristics and exhibit great resistance to corrosion.

Brass 260

Great corrosion resistance, good strength, high ductility relative to other brass materials

Brass 260 is one of the most economical brass alloys. For this reason, it is widely popular and used in a great variety of end applications, from decorative purposes to ammunition components.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B36, ASTM B135, 70/30 Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Radiator cores and tanks, flashlight shells, lamp fixtures, fasteners, locks, hinges, ammunition components, plumbing accessories, pins, rivets Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

Brass 360

Great corrosion resistance, high machinability

Brass 360 is a versatile brass alloy specially useful in high speed operations due to its high machinability. Like the 260, it can be used in a variety of end applications.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
SAE J461, AMS 4610, ASTM B16, MIL-V-18436 Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Faucet components, valve parts, fasteners, pneumatic fittings, plumbing fittings Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

110 Copper

Great corrosion resistance, excellent conductivity, high ductility

Copper 110 alloy is the most widespread used copper material due to its large variety of applications. It possesses high electrical conductivity characteristics, and can be visually appealing.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B152, ASTM B370, ASTM B11 Aerospace, Energy, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Electrical components, anodes, transformers, magnets, welding fixtures, switch gears Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

145 Tellurium

Excellent electrical conductivity, high machinability, high thermal conductivity

145 Tellurium is an alloy with copper as its main alloying component. Like other copper materials, the 145 is commonly used and very popular for its high conductivity properties. Also, the 145 is known for being a long-life metal.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
CDA 145, ASTM B301 , SAE J461, J463, B-124 Aerospace, Energy, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Electrical switches, transformers, breakers, fasteners, socket connectors, sprinkler heads, pins, bolts, motor parts, laser nozzles Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

172 Beryllium

High strength, high hardness, great electrical conductivity, good resistance to heat, easily formed, easily machined

172 Beryllium is the most widely used copper-beryllium alloy. Relative to other copper alloys, the 172 has one of the highest strength and hardness.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B196, AMS 4533 Aerospace, Energy, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Connectors, contact bridges, fasteners, screws, bolts, springs, tools, valves, flexible metal hose Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

932 Bearing Bronze

Low friction, reasonable corrosion resistance, excellent strength, excellent machinability, great wear resistance

932 Bearing Bronze is a general purpose bronze alloy used extensively for its excellent range of qualities, especially its machining properties and strength.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B505, SAE 660, SAE J461, SAE J462, MIL-B-11553 Comp. 12, Mil C-15345-12 Aerospace, Energy, Defense, Industrial Automotive & Transportation Machine tool bearings, machine parts, gears, valve components, diesel engine components, fuel pump bushings, automobile parts Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

AL Bronze 954

Good tensile strength, high load resistance, good ductility, low friction, good machinability

AL Bronze 954 is the most used aluminum-bronze alloy, and is usually recommended for heavy duty applications due to its resistance to high loads.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B505, ASTM B271, SAE J461, SAE J462, MIL-B-16033 Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Weld guns, fasteners, gears, valves, landing gear parts, pump parts, ship components Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

AL Bronze 959

High strength, excellent corrosion resistance, high load resistance, great impact resistance

AL Bronze 959 is one of the toughest of bronze alloys. Nevertheless, the 959 is not usually used in situations not subject to impact or shock.

Specs Markets Applications Forms
ASTM B148, ASTM B505, ASTM B505M, UNS 95900, CDA 959 Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Gears, valve guides, valve seats, inserts, dies Bar, Rectangular Bar, Plate, Tubing, Sheet, Strip, Coil

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