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Bronze is a common metal alloy, typically made using mostly copper and some tin.

Bronze is a common metal alloy, typically made using mostly copper and some tin.
Issue Time:2019-10-29
Bronze
What is Bronze?

Bronze is a common metal alloy, typically made using mostly copper and some tin. Sometimes, other metals such as aluminum and nickel are added to create the ideal bronze alloy for a specific application.



Bronze is brittle, highly ductile, and non-magnetic. It is also electrically conductive and has excellent corrosion resistance.




Application:

Ø  Bearings

 

Ø  Bushings

 

Ø  Screws

 

Ø  Electrical Connectors






 

Advantages:

Ø Corrosion Resistance - By forming a protective surface film, most copper alloys resist many corrosive environments

 

Ø Withstand High Temperatures - Several families of bronze alloys work well in elevated temperature environments

 

Ø Friction and Wear - Copper alloys wear well against steel and are used in numerous bearing and gear components

 

Ø Good Machinability - In general, copper alloys are easy to machine compared to steel

 

Ø Weldability - Many grades can be welded


Ø Brazing and Soldering - All grades of copper alloys can be brazed and soldered

 

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