Copper-based alloy can achieve the strength of steel, superior corrosion resistance or durability. Especially in applications that need wear and galling resistance. Firstly, Let’s differentiate between brass and bronze. Because in some quarters of the industry, the terms are used interchangeably.
What Is The Difference Between Brass And Bronze?
Brasses are copper-based alloys that contain zinc as the principal alloying element. They may also contain minor amounts of other elements. Such as iron, nickel, silicon, or aluminum. A typical example is 60-40 yellow brass of C85500. It contains 59% – 63% copper, 0.8% aluminum. The around 40% balance is inc. So it is the high zinc content. That’s why the material is classified as brass.
Bronze originally refers to copper-tin alloy. In the latter, copper alloys except brass and cupronickel are called bronze. The name of bronze is often prefixed with the name of the first main additive element.
Bronze alloys are copper-based alloys in which the major alloying element is not zinc or nickel. Bronze describes copper alloys that used tin as the only or principal alloying element. That nomenclature has evolved, but. The term bronze is now used with a preceding modifier that describes the type of bronze it is, by indicating the major alloying element(s).
For example, C95400 is called aluminum bronze. Because it is made up of 11% aluminum besides 85% copper and 4% iron. C93200 is a high lead-tin bronze. Because it contains 7% tin and 7% lead besides 83% copper and 3% zinc.
JC Metal is supplying the bronze family of alloys that are suited to a wide range of industrial applications.