Alloys for the Automotive Industry

Since 1961, Columbia Metals has been of service to the automotive industry. They possess one of Europe’s biggest stores of non-ferrous alloys and their material is fully certified and traceable to its original source.

Their efficient network of warehouses ensures it can be delivered anywhere in the world when you require it.

Columbia Metals’ material has supplied Rally teams, Formula 1, Racing motorcycles and Classic cars. Columbia Metals provides materials that are ideal for high-performance applications due to its:

  • Oxidation resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Low friction characteristics
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Wear resistance
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Strength

Columbia Metals' own unique, trademarked alloys have proven themselves to be very successful in their field, this is echoed by the thousands of repeat customers over decades.

TROJAN® and COLSIBRO® are high performance, precipitation hardened, CuNiSi alloys. Their combination of good thermal conductivity, superior strength, wear-resistance, and bearing properties has made them a great choice for components in highly stressed engines, like valve guides and bearing shells.

Table 1.

  Tensile Strength N/mm2 0.2% Proof Stress N/mm2 Elongation 4D (%) Hardness HRB (approx)
COLSIBRO® 640 590 10 180
TROJAN® 800 750 8 200


This is just a small selection of the recommended automotive-related alloys offered by Columbia Metals. The company has AS9120 and ISO 9001:2015 certification audited yearly by the British Standards Institute (BSI), and their Quality Management System ensures that they only source material from quality mills, provide a full technical advisory and back up service, and provide full batch traceability.

Table 2.

Aluminum Bronze CA104 • CA105 • C63000 • COLSPEED 90® (free machining) - C64110
Beryllium Copper C17200
Brass CZ110 • ZAMALLOY® – UZ19A6
Controlled Expansion Alloys Alloy 36 • Alloy 42 • Alloy 48 • Alloy K
Copper C101 • C103 • C106 • C109
Copper Nickel CN102 • C70600 • CN107 • C71500 • NIBRON®
Copper Nickel Silicon COLSIBRO® – CuNi2Si • TROJAN® – CuNi3Si • DTD498
High Copper Alloys CHROMZIRC 328® – BS CC102 • COLDUR A® – CS101, C65500
Inconel Alloys 718 to AMS5662 • 625 to AMS5666
Nickel Alloys Monalloy 400 & 500 • Alloy 36 / K93603 – Low Expansion alloy • Alloy 42 / K94100 – Controlled Expansion alloy
Nickel Silver NS101
Phosphor Bronze PB102 • PB104 • COLPHOS 90® (free cutting) - C54400
Stainless Steel A-286 • 13-8Mo • 15-5PH to AMS5659 • 17-4PH to AMS5643 17-7PH to AMS5622 • S145
Titanium Alloys Ti-6AL-4V to AMS4928 CL AAS • 4911 • 4935 • 4904 • 4907 Ti-3AL-2.5V to AMS4975 • 4976 • 4919 • BS2TA11


This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Columbia Metals Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Columbia Metals Ltd.


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