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There are more than 400 copper alloys, each with a unique combination of properties. From brasses, free machining copper and aluminium bronzes to copper nickels, gunmetals and beryllium copper, they all offer their own particular benefits. Deciding which is the best fit for a given application involves a number of factors including machinability, repetitive processing, corrosion resistance, ease of fabrication, strength, fatigue resistance, and electrical and thermal conductivity. For example, aluminium bronzes are particularly suited to seawater applications while for intricate castings, gunmetals are likely to be a better option.
- CW606N (CZ121)
- CW614N (CZ121)
- CW624N (CZ130)
- CW505L (CZ106)
- CW508H (CZ108H)
- CW451K (PB102)
- CC481K (PB1)
Infinitely recyclable, lightweight, resistant to corrosion and as strong as steel when alloyed with other metals, aluminium is a versatile metal which makes it an ideal choice for designers. It is the number one metal for machining through material properties that make it easy to mill, drill, cut and punch, while aluminium machined parts can be strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Free Machining Alloy (FMA) has high mechanical strength and excellent machining capabilities and is an excellent choice for projects carried out on automatic lathes.
Stainless steel is a popular material in precision machining as it is versatile, durable and efficient. Different types of steel can be used for various applications to achieve the desired result. Type 1.4305 (303) is the most readily machinable of all the austenitic grades and is used in applications that require parts to be heavily machined. High performance options like duplex and super duplex are used because they have twice the design strength of austenitic and ferritic steels, along with toughness, ductility and a wide range of corrosion resistances to match a given application.
Offering superior mechanical properties and corrosion resistance compared to many other alloys, nickel alloys are commonly used in challenging applications. They offer excellent performance over a wide range of temperatures, operating environments and media – where strength and corrosion resistance are critical. Marine engineering, chemical and petrochemical processing and the oil and gas industry all benefit from the use of these alloys in diverse components, ranging from shafts and splash zone sheathing, springs and fasteners to valve stems, drill collars and instrumentation.
Offering enhanced mechanical and/or thermal properties in comparison to the more widely used commodity plastics, engineering plastics are much easier to manufacture into complicated shapes than wood or metal. They can offer many benefits over metal including weight reduction, good wear properties, superior corrosion and chemical resistance, ease of processing, electrical and thermal insulation and cost saving. Properties exhibited by various grades include heat resistance, mechanical strength, rigidity, chemical stability, self-lubrication and fire safety.