TOUGHMET® ALLOYS OUTPERFORM OTHER BUSHING & BEARING MATERIALS
ToughMet 3 alloys outperform steel, bronze and other bushing and bearing materials in heavy equipment applications used in extremely demanding conditions. With their unique combination of properties, ToughMet alloys last longer, carry more load, require less maintenance and eliminate unplanned equipment repairs. Properties include:
- High strength
- Low friction
- Galling, corrosion and wear resistant
ToughMet 3 CX copper nickel tin alloys are ideal for use in surface and underground mining, forestry, construction and manufacturing equipment. Learn more about ToughMet 3 CX alloy.
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ToughMet alloys have the galling resistance of manganese bronze along with the abrasion resistance of steel. It provides low friction and minimal wear, even in cases where lubrication is not applied on schedule. Under conditions that include exposure to silica, coal dust, salt and other mineral particulate, ToughMet alloy has been proven to extend equipment life and maintenance cycles.
MAX CONTACT PRESSURE ON LOADED BEARING
Download our white paper, "Calculating Maximum Contact Pressure on A Heavily Loaded Journal Bearing" and the companion calculator for more details about using ToughMet alloy for aircraft bearings.
AVAILABLE TOUGHMET FORMS
ToughMet alloys are available in plate, rod, tube, wire and a variety of cast shapes. Mechanical properties may vary by product size, form and temper. Please see ToughMet alloy data sheets for specific values. We can supply rough or finish machined parts to meet customer supplied drawings.
For more information about the standard ToughMet bulk products we offer, see our list of standard bulk products.
WRAPPED BEARINGS MADE OF TOUGHMET ALLOYS
Bowman International Ltd. offers thin-walled wrapped bearings made from strips of high-strength ToughMet alloy. The BowMet® product line features standard size bearings with all the benefits ToughMet alloy provides in machined bearings—low friction, high strength, and wear, corrosion and galling resistance.
See the BowMet catalog, or call Bowman (+44 (0) 1235 462500) for more information about standard sizes. Custom sizes are also available.
Contact our team for more information about ToughMet alloys, and to learn how we can meet your heavy equipment linkage bushing and bearing needs.