Home Products High Performance Alloys ToughMet Heavy Equipment Linkage Bushings TOUGHMET ALLOY OUTPERFORMS OTHER BUSHING & BEARING MATERIALS Materion Performance Alloys’ ToughMet 3 CX copper-nickel-tin alloy outperforms steel, bronze and other bushing and bearing materials in extreme conditions. ToughMet carries more load, lasts longer, requires less maintenance and virtually eliminates unplanned equipment repairs. <p>ToughMet alloy provides a unique combination of properties, making it ideal for use in surface and underground mining, forestry, construction and manufacturing equipment: High strength Low friction Excellent machinability Galling, corrosion and wear resistant WATCH A VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING TOUGHMET IN MINING APPLICATION LONG WEARING, ANTI-GALLING BUSHINGS & BEARINGS ToughMet combines the galling resistance of manganese bronze with the abrasion resistance of steel. It provides low friction and minimal wear, even in cases where lubrication is not applied on schedule. Under severe conditions, including exposure to silica, coal dust, salt and other mineral particulate, ToughMet has been proven to extend equipment life and maintenance cycles. FORMS AVAILABLE ToughMet is available in plate, rod, tube, wire and a variety of cast shapes. Mechanical properties may vary by product size, form and temper. Please see our Data Sheets for specific values. We can also 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 Through Bowman International Ltd., we can now provide wrapped bearings made from strips of high-strength ToughMet alloy. This new BowMet® product line features standard size, thin-walled wrapped bearings with all the benefits ToughMet provides in machined bearings. <p>BowMet bearings are available in a range of standard catalog sizes. See the BowMet catalog call Bowman (+44 (0) 1235 462500) for more information about standard sizes. Custom sizes are also available. CONTACT MATERION PERFORMANCE ALLOYS TODAY Contact Materion Performance Alloys for more information about ToughMet and to learn how we can provide you with customized products and services to meet your heavy equipment linkage bushing and bearing needs.