Aluminum bronzes are most valued for their higher strength and corrosion resistance as compared to other bronze alloys. These alloys are tarnish-resistant and show low rates of corrosion in atmospheric conditions, low oxidation rates at high temperatures, and low reactivity with sulfurous compounds and other exhaust products of combustion. They are also resistant to corrosion in sea water.
Featured Alloys - (Follow the Links to Learn More)
Alloy C954 is the most popular general purpose Aluminum Bronze. It is also commonly referred to as Wearite 411. It is recommended in jobs requiring maximum metal to metal wear resistance. This tough, hard alloy resists wear, abrasion and deformation under high compressive loads and when mating with dissimilar metals. It prolongs part's life, cuts maintenance costs and reduces friction, galling and seizing even under temporary lubrication failure. It is ranked among the strongest and best axid-reducing alloys with good machine and weldability.
C959 Aluminum Bronze is tougher alternative to C954. This material is also referred to as Aluminum Bronze 21 or Wear rite 413. This material is considerably harder than C954. CA 959 Aluminum Bronze is used in applications requiring excellent wear properties because of increased hardness. This alloy is used in forming, bending, and drawing uses, especially when working stainless steel. It is also used extensively as wear strips in stamping presses, as well as in forming rolls, draw dies, die inserts and rings. It is used as high strength bushings and machine parts not subject to impact or shock. This alloy is very popular in the die, mold, and roll forming industries.
C630 Nickel Aluminum Bronze is an extruded aluminum bronze that contains nickel, and is alloyed for exceptional strength and toughness. It's used where higher mechanical properties are required. It's used in equipment for the energy markets, in aircraft, marine and a host of other industrial applications. It finds use as valve stems, high strength bushings, valve guides and seats, gears, cams, ship propellers, as well as propeller nuts and shafts.
C95510 AMS 4880 is a continous cast heat treated Nickel Aluminum Bronze. This alloy is known for its exceptional strength and toughness. It has high mechanical strength and is utilized in numerous applications including landing gear bushings, valve components, and other wear applications
C64200 Silicon Aluminum Bronze is a wrought bronze allloy. This improves its general size consitency compared to similar cast products. C642 Silicon Aluminum Bronze is used in various applications including marine hardware and power line equipement.