Month: December 2017

Our Sawing Department Expansion

  That’s right, we’re expanding again here at National Bronze Mfg. Co.  This time with the addition of 2 new Amada band saws. This expansion included both vertical and horizontal band saws, with the horizontal band saw equipped with automatic feeding capabilities.  The vertical band saw expands our plate sawing capacity and capabilities.  The automatic

PTFE Plugged Bronze Bushings

Polytetrafluoroethylene, is a thermoplastic polymer that was accidentally discovered in 1938.  Perhaps best known for its use in coating “non-stick” frying pans, PTFE has a wide range of commercial uses.  One such use is as a self-lubricant plug material in cast bronze bushings and wear plates.   PTFE is a white solid at room temperature.  Plugs

Alloy Spotlight: C17200 Beryllium Copper

Beryllium copper alloys (BeCu) have been recognized for their potential to provide high strength with good conductivity.  C17200 beryllium copper falls into this category with high strength and moderate conductivity, but this alloy also has other attractive properties. C17200 exhibits very low magnetic susceptibility, resists galling, and can be age hardened to yield strengths of