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Manganese bronze is a type of brass that is chocolate brown in color. Manganese bronze alloys enhance the inside and outside appearances of buildings and last for a long time. They are available in many forms and are generally completed by waxing.
The UNS C67500 manganese bronze A alloy is a hot forgeable alloy with good corrosion resistance and high strength. The following datasheet provides an overview of this alloy.
The chemical composition of the UNS C67500 alloy is outlined in the following table.
The following table shows the physical properties of the UNS C67500 alloy.
The mechanical properties of the UNS C67500 alloy are displayed in the following table.
|Hardness, Rockwell B
|Tensile strength (annealed)
|Tensile strength (hardened)
|Yield strength (annealed)
|Elongation at break (hardened)
|Elongation at break (annealed, in 482.6 mm)
|Machinability (UNS C36000 (free-cutting brass) = 100)
Equivalent materials to the UNS C67500 alloy are:
- ASTM B124
- ASTM B138
- ASTM B283
- ASTM F467
- ASTM F468
- SAE J461
- SAE J463
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
The UNS C67500 alloy is annealed between 427 and 593°C (800 and 1100°F).
The UNS C67500 alloy has poor cold working capacity.
Welding processes suitable for the UNS C67500 alloy include brazing, soldering, seam welding, spot welding, gas shielded arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and butt welding. Coated metal arc welding is not recommended for this alloy.
The UNS C67500 alloy is forged between 621 and 788°C (1150 and 1450°F). The hot forgeability rating for this alloy is 80.
The machinability rating for the UNS C67500 alloy is 30.
The UNS C67500 alloy has excellent hot forming capacity.
The UNS C67500 alloy is used for pump components, bearings, heavy-duty mechanical components and valve stems.