Home Products High Performance Alloys ToughMet High Performance Power Train Bushings TOUGHMET® ENGINE COMPONENTS GET RESULTS ON THE TRACK Materion Performance Alloys’ ToughMet 3 AT copper-nickel-tin alloy provides a unique combination of properties, making it ideal for high strength, lighter weight parts for use in high performance racing and automotive applications: High strength Low friction Excellent machinability Galling, corrosion and wear resistance Lead (pb) free WATCH OUR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING TOUGHMET VALVE GUIDES HIGH STRENGTH, LIGHT WEIGHT FOR BETTER EFFICIENCY To minimize power losses in high performance power trains, engineers design components to be lightweight and easy to move. That means choosing structural materials that are strong and light weight and bearing materials such as ToughMet that have low friction. TIGHTER CLEARANCES WITH LOW FRICTION When used for bearings, thrust washers and valve guides, ToughMet alloy maintains tight clearances longer than self-lubricating materials that have to wear in order to supply lubricant. ToughMet derives its low coefficient of friction from having a microscopically smooth surface that results in minimal wear. Because it resists wear, ToughMet holds the as-installed clearance several times longer than other bearing materials. In addition, the superior oxidation resistance of ToughMet makes it less likely to blacken or tarnish, allowing heat to dissipate more quickly. 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 ToughMet data sheets for specific values. We can also supply rough or finish machined parts to meet customer supplied drawings. 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. BowMet bearings are available in a range of standard catalog sizes. See the BowMet catalog 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 performance racing needs.