Home Products High Performance Alloys ToughMet Alloys ToughMet Tempers TOUGHMET® 3 HIGH-STRENGTH, COPPER NICKEL TIN ALLOYS The properties of Materion’s high-strength, 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 alloys are lead and beryllium free and show excellent corrosion and stress corrosion cracking resistance in sea water, chlorides and sulfides. ToughMet materials offers unmatched strength and corrosion-resistant among high-strength copper alloys. See how ToughMet alloys performs against Cu-14Ni-3Al alloys by downloading our first Technical Review. BENEFITS & FORMS OF TOUGHMET ALLOYS Our ToughMet alloys provide many advantageous characteristics including: high strength corrosion resistance anti-friction properties non magnetic lubricity wear resistance under severe loading conditions ToughMet alloys are available in plate, rod, tube, bar and wire as well as a variety of cast shapes. TOUGHMET ALLOY TOOLS Use our ToughMet Alloy Bearing Design Calculator to determine the optimum interference fits, clearances and tolerances for ToughMet alloy in your bushing application. Use Our Bearing Design Tool Download "Calculating Maximum Contact Pressure On A Heavily Loaded Journal Bearing" white paper & the companion calculator for details on ToughMet alloy bearings. Download Our Paper & Calculator TOUGHMET COPPER NICKEL TIN ALLOY TEMPERS ToughMet alloys are available in three different tempers: TOUGHMET® 3 AT ALLOY (UNS C72900) ToughMet 3 AT alloy is hot worked and spinodally hardened. The material exhibits tensile strength up to 140 ksi and retains that strength at elevated temperatures. MARKETS & APPLICATIONS ToughMet 3 AT alloy is used for bushings and bearings for commercial aircraft, high performance engines as well as mining, industrial and heavy equipment. It is also used to make oil and gas drilling hardware, including rotary steerable housings, kelly valve seats and pressure housings. Download our ToughMet 3 AT alloy data sheets to learn more. SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS ToughMet 3 AT alloy meets UNS C72900. Rod is produced to AMS 4596, ABS 5849, MTL 4112, BMS 7-373 (Class 100 and Class 90) Tube is produced to AMS 4598 and ABS 5152 Plate is produced to AMS 4595 (Plate) TOUGHMET® 3 CX ALLOY (UNS C96900) ToughMet 3 CX alloy is cast and spinodally hardened, exhibiting tensile strength up to 120 ksi and hardness up to HRc 34 along with excellent machinability. MARKETS & APPLICATIONS ToughMet 3 CX alloy is used for wear plates, bushings, sleeve bearings, linear bearings and thrust bearings in industrial, off-road, mining and heavy equipment. It is also used for oil and gas drilling hardware. Download our ToughMet 3 CX alloy data sheets to learn more. SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS ToughMet 3 CX alloy meets UNS C96900. TOUGHMET® 3 TS ALLOY (UNS C72900) ToughMet 3 TS alloy is the cold worked, spinodally hardened condition of this copper-nickel-tin alloy. This material offers tensile strength up to 150 ksi and is highly fractured resistant. ToughMet 3 TS95 alloy is the most wear resistant among all tempers. MARKETS & APPLICATIONS ToughMet 3 TS alloy tempers are commonly used in the oil and gas industry, oil & gas production via our sucker rod couplings and in commercial aircraft. Download our ToughMet 3 TS alloy data sheet to learn more. SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS ToughMet 3 TS alloy meets UNS C72900. Rod is produced to AMS 4597, BMS 7-373 (Class TS) with tolerances per ASTM B249. Tube tolerances are covered by ASTM B251. Talk with our engineering team to see how ToughMet alloys fit into your next application.