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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 offers unmatched strength and corrosion-resistant among high-strength copper alloys. See how ToughMet performs against Cu-14Ni-3Al alloys by downloading our first Technical Review.

BENEFITS & FORMS OF TOUGHMET

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 is available in plate, rod, tube, bar and wire as well as a variety of cast shapes.

TOUGHMET COPPER NICKEL TIN ALLOY TEMPERS

ToughMet alloy is available in three different tempers:

TOUGHMET® 3 AT (UNS C72900)

ToughMet 3 AT 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 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 data sheets to learn more.

SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS

  • ToughMet 3 AT 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 (UNS C96900)

ToughMet 3 CX 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 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 data sheets to learn more.

SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS

  • ToughMet 3 CX meets UNS C96900.
  • TOUGHMET® 3 TS 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 is the most wear resistant in many applications among all tempers.

TOUGHMET® 3 TS (UNS C72900)

ToughMet 3 TS 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 is the most wear resistant among all tempers.

MARKETS & APPLICATIONS

Tempers are commonly used in the oil and gas exploration industry, oil & gas production via our sucker rod couplings and in commercial aircraft.

Download our ToughMet 3 TS data sheet to learn more.

SPECIFICATIONS & STANDARDS

  • ToughMet 3 TS 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 fits into your next application.