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Watch this video to learn why Charlie Lawlor of Short Block Charlie's uses ToughMet for valve guides and MoldMAX V for valve seats.

TOUGHMET® FOR VALVE GUIDES

For valve guides, our ToughMet alloy has been shown to hold tight clearances longer and extend both valve and guide life. ToughMet is as strong as alloy steel but has a coefficient of friction similar to lead-containing bronzes. 

TOUGHMET® ADVANTAGES

• High Strength and Hardness 
• Friction, Wear and Corrosion Resistance 
• Good Machinability

EXTEND VALVE GUIDE LIFE

Racers who run titanium valves have more than doubled valve life by switching to ToughMet guides.  In addition to the cost savings, ToughMet guides resist power loss and vibration that accompanies valve stem and guide wear. And, ToughMet resists corrosion from acid by-products of nitromethane or diesel fuel better than common guide materials.    

ToughMet is also ideal for push rods, thrust washers, shims and bearings.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TOUGHMET®

Download ToughMet data sheets for more information about physical and mechanical properties.

MOLDMAX® FOR VALVE SEATS

MoldMAX V, a copper-nickel-silicon-chromium alloy used mainly in the plastic injection mold industry, is ideal for valve seats. While not as quite as strong as copper beryllium alloys, MoldMAX V has high conductivity and high hardness at both intake and exhaust seat temperatures.  

We recommend MoldMAX V for both exhaust and intake seats because of its high strength and exceptional dimensional stability.

MOLDMAX® ADVANTAGES

• High Strength and Hardness 
• Friction, Wear and Corrosion Resistance 
• Excellent Machinability

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOLDMAX V®

Download our MoldMAX V data sheet for more information about physical and mechanical properties.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL MATERION'S ALLOYS FOR RACING

Materion has been helping racing teams improve vehicle performance for more than 20 years. To learn about all the alloys used in automotive racing applications, including Alloy 10X, and Alloy 25, download our Guide to High Performance Alloys.

The guide includes:

-Properties of our standard alloys

-Engineering application data

-Processing and fabrication details