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Bronze, copper, brass

Bronze, copper, brass

general characteristics

Bronze is an alloy based on copper, in which tin is the main alloying component. In the composition there are additives of aluminum, beryllium or other elements, such as phosphorus, aluminum, zinc, lead. An exception is the alloy of copper with zinc (in this case, brass is obtained) and alloys of copper and nickel. Copper alloys without tin: one of the most popular — aluminum bronze, and also (Cu-Zn) brass and (Cu-Ni) constantan, but they do not refer to bronzes.

Tin bronze

Tin is the second component in the alloy, copper is the first. The third component can be: zinc, aluminum, arsenic or others. This bronze is the most used. Humanity has been melting it since the days of Ancient Egypt. For a very long time, it was a strategic defense material. Up to the nineteenth century, cannons were cast from it. Consists of tin and copper (usually copper is larger). This metal was one of the first, mastered by man. Compared with copper, it has more advantages, for example, hardness, manufacturability, strength. The creation of bronze has opened up to humanity many different possibilities that are used up to today.

Properties of bronze

Tin bronze is poorly processed by pressure, sharpening or cutting. Therefore it is considered a foundry metal. By foundry qualities, it is not inferior to other metals. Bronze has a high resistance to corrosion, as well as anti-friction properties. Can be used for parts of mobile machinery or in the chemical industry for the manufacture of reinforcement. Lead, phosphorus can improve the antifriction properties. Tin bronzes can also be doped with zinc, nickel, aluminum, arsenic. Adding zinc to eleven percent does not change the characteristics of bronze, but it’s much cheaper. Bronze with additives of zinc is called «admiralty», it is considered well protected from corrosion in sea water.

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The company Avek Global offers the most optimal prices for the sale of non-ferrous alloys. Prices are formed taking into account technological features of production, additional costs are not included. We offer advantageous terms of purchase for retail customers, as well as for large-scale producers. To get acquainted with the catalog of products, see our price list and get the necessary information you can on our website. Online consultant is always at your service and will answer any questions. We are waiting for your orders, avglob.org — the Internet address of the company in the contacts section.