ToughMet® Copper Nickel Tin Alloys
When it comes to unique technological capabilities in metallurgy, Materion Brush Performance Alloys proves again with its copper nickel tin alloys why we are the first choice for customers worldwide.
The properties of Materion Brush Performance Alloys’ high performance, spinodally-hardened ToughMet® copper nickel tin alloys provide many advantages in demanding end-use applications ranging from aerospace sleeve and spherical bearings to industrial bearings like heavy equipment wear plates or transmission thrust washers.
ToughMet® Copper Nickel Tin Alloy Advantages
ToughMet® is a spinodally hardened copper nickel tin alloy that provides high strength, corrosion resistance, lubricity and wear resistance under severe loading conditions. In comparative sleeve bearing tests against a hardened steel shaft, ToughMet® showed unprecedented performance for a metallic bearing material.
- The PV limit of ToughMet® is more than twice that of most conventional bearing materials.
- ToughMet® anti-galling alloys are lead and beryllium free and show excellent corrosion and stress corrosion cracking resistance in sea water, chlorides and sulfides.
- ToughMet® provides machinability at least 3 times that of conventional tool steels.
Forms and types of ToughMet® copper nickel tin alloys
Materion Brush Performance Alloy manufactures copper nickel tin alloys under two brand names:
- ToughMet® – ToughMet 3 contains 15% nickel, 8% tin, balance copper. ToughMet 3 is available primarily in plate, rod, tube and wire as well as a variety of cast shapes.
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