ToughMet A Copper Alloy for Mining Applications

AZoM - Metals, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites : ToughMet A Copper Alloy for Mining Applications

ToughMet is a new spinodal alloy from Brush Wellman. The alloy is composed of 15% nickel and 8% tin and its strength is three times that of copper. It also has tribological properties comparable to those of leaded bronzes.

ToughMet can be used to replace problematic bushings that have previously been made from aluminium, bronze or steel, such as kingpin bushes in large dump trucks for open cast mining.

 

Posted February 2003

 

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