Bronze Plate, Rod, and Tube Products

Various companies and industries have come to rely on Williams Metals and Welding Alloys for high quality metal products. We offer an extensive selection of bronze plate, bronze tube, and bronze rod products for various industries and applications.

Bronze is a widely used alloy that comprises copper and varying amounts of tin. Throughout history, the metal has been used to create and produce different kinds of fittings, mostly for the marine and seafaring industry, because of its strength, durability, and inherent resistance to corrosion.

WMWA maintains one of the largest inventories of bronze plate, bronze tube, and bronze rod products in the industry, thereby allowing those in the manufacturing, industrial, and technology industries to depend on us for high quality materials. Our company's reputation for providing quality bronze products at competitive prices is underscored by our ISO/9001 certification, which is maintained in all of our eight locations nationwide.

Bronze Alloy Availability
C630 C673 SAE841 SAE841 C863 C932 C936 C954 C959 C89835
Continous Cast                    
Rod         x x x x x x
Flat Bar         x x x x x x
Plate         x x x x x x
Tube         x x x x x x
Centrifugal Cast                    
Tube         x x x x x x
Ext. CD Rod x x                
Sintered     x x            
Rod     x x            
Tube     x x            
Plate     x x            
Special                    
Sand Casting         x x x x x x
Forging               x x  
Alloy Density 0.272 0.299 n/a n/a 0.283 0.322 0.325 0.269 0.260 0.321
Common Bronze Alloys *CDA 360 free-cutting Brass = 100 machinability
Designation Nominal Typical Mechanical

CDA ASTM SAE FED CU SN PB ZN NI FE AL Tensile Yield Elong. Brinnell Machinablility
C83600 B505
C83600.
40 QQ-C0390
Alloy B5
85 5 5 5 - - - 36 19 15 16 84
C84400 B505
C84400
C84400 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy B2
81 37 9 - - - - 30 15 16 55 90
C90300 B505
C90300
620 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D5
88 8 - 4 - - - 44 22 18 70 30
C90500 B505
C90500
62 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D6
88 10 - 2 - - - 44 25 10 75 30
C92200 B505 62 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D4
88 6 1.5 4.5 - - - 38 19 18 65 42
C92700 B505
C92700
63 88 10 2 - - - - 38 20 8 77 45  
C93200 B505
C93200
660 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E7
83 7 7 3 - - - 35 20 10 65 70
C93700 B505
C93700
64 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E10
80 10 10 - - - - 35 20 6 60 80
C93800 B505
C93800
C93800 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E6
78 6 16 - - - - 25 16 5 55 80
C95400 B505
C95400
C95400 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy G5
85 - - - - 4 11 85 32 12 170 60
C95500 B505
C95500.
C95500 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy G3
81 - - - 4 4 11 95 42 10 195 50
Common Bronze Alloys *CDA 360 free-cutting Brass = 100 machinability
Designation Nominal Typical Mechanical
3CDA ASTM SAE FED Characteristics Typical Uses
C83600 B505
C83600.
40 QQ-C0390
Alloy B5
Reasonable strength; excellent thermals conductivity; sound material structure, good machining and casting properties. Light loads and low to medium speeds, bearing shells, pump line shaft bearings, manifold bushings, pump sleeves.
C84400 B505
C84400
C84400 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy B2
Excellent machinability and for joining with solder, good brazing characteristics and casting properties. General hardware, ornamental castings, plumbing supplies, tow pressure water valves and fittings, lined shaft bushings.
C90300 B505
C90300
620 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D5
Hard, strong, corrosion-resistant to sea water and brine, wear and impact resistant, good cahining porperties. Heavy loads, low speeds, bushings for aircraft, sanding gear, bridge bearings, machines tools, trolley wheels.
C90500 B505
C90500
62 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D6
Hard, strong, corrsosion-resistant, wear resistant, impact resistant, diffuicult to breach, but can be reamed or bored. Heavy loads and low speeds, piston pin bushings, valve guides, rolling mill bearings, roll bushings, piston rings.
C92200 B505
62 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy D4
Excellent soldering, brazing, reasonable strength, good thermal conductivity, sound material structure. Component castings for valves, flanges, fittings, oil pumps, gears, bushings, pressure containing to 550°, 3,000 psi pressure.
C92700 B505
C92700
63 -
Hard , strong, good corrosion resistance, wear resistant, good machinability, fair casting properties. Heavy loads, low speeds, bearings for earth moving machines, locomotives, trunnion bearings, gear bushings.
C93200 B505
C93200
660 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E7
Good hardness, strength, wear resistance, excellent anti-frictional qualities, good casting, excellent machining properties. Currently the standard cast bronze bearing material, general utility applications for medium loads and speeds.
C93700 B505
C93700
64 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E10
Good strength, low thermal conductivity, high physical properties, fair bearing qualities, excellent wear, shock. Heavy loads, high speeds, backing for babbittlined bearings, wrist pin/valve rocker arm bushings, fuel/water pump bushings.
C93800 B505
C93800
C93800 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy E6
Fair strength, corrosion resistant to sea water & brine, fair wear resistance, excellent antifrictional qualities. General service bearings, material for moderate pressures & high speeds, general purpose material for rod bushings.
C95400 B505
C95400
C95400 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy G5
Excellent yield & tensile strength, good ductility and weldability, unusual toughness plus exceptional resistance to wear. All-purpose alloy used in the chemical, marine, aircraft, machine tool and steel industries, creanes, excavators.
C95500 B505
C95500.
C95500 QQ-C-390-A
Alloy G3
High tensible values, exceptional yield values, high hardnes and elongation, excellent bearing material. Heavy duty bushings, bearings, gear blanks, form rolls, pump parts and various machines tools, aircraft parts and ordinance.

    Products

  • Bushings
  • Wearplate
  • Sleeve Bearings
  • Gears
  • Wheels

     

  • Guide Pins
  • Plungers
  • Adjusting Nuts
  • Gibs
  • Pump Rods

    Title

  • C673 MANGANESE BRONZE
  • SAE841 OIL IMPREGNATED BRONZE
  • SAE863 FERRITIC POWDERED METAL BRONZE
  • C863 MANGANESE BRONZE
  • C932 SAE 660 BEARING BRONZE
  • C936 SAE 64 BEARING BRONZE
  • C954 ALUMINUM BRONZE
  • C959 ALUMINUM BRONZE HARD
  • C89835 LEAD FREE BEARING BRONZE
  • C630 NICKEL ALUMINUM BRONZE

Specifications

  • ASTM B505
    Continuous Cast C863, C932, C954, C89835
  • ASTM B271
    Centrifigual Cast C932, C936, C954
  • ASTM B584
    Sand Casting C932, c936, c954
  • ASTM B438-70
    Sintered C841
  • ASTM B439-70
    Sintered C863
  • ASTM B150 & AMS 4640
    Extruded Cold Drawn C630
  • SAE J463
    Extruded Cold Drawn C673
Common Bronze Alloys *CDA 360 free-cutting Brass = 100 machinability
Specification C630 C673 SAE841 SAE863 C863 C932 C936 C954 C959 C89835
Chemistry (nominal) Cu 81 CU 60 CU 88 Cu 19 Cu 62 Cu 83 Cu 80 Cu 85 Cu 82 Cu 86
Al 10 Mn 2.5 Sn 10 Fe 80 Al 6 Sn 7 Sn 7 Ai 11 Al 13 Bi 2.2
Fe 3 Pb 2.2 C 1.75   Mn 3 Pb 7 Pb 12 Fe 4 Mn 1 Sn 6.7
Ni 5 Si 1     Fe 3 Zn 3 Zn 1   Fe 4 Zn 3
Mn 1 Zn 34     Zn 26          
Minimum Properties                    
Tensile Strength (ksi) 118 75 14 22 110 35 35 85 110 35
Yield Strength (ksi) 75 55 11 22 62 20 21 32 60 18
Elongation (% in 2") 15 15 1 1 14 10 15 12 1 20
Hardness BHN 228 153 N/A N/A 225 65 65 170 286 65

Since bronze was discovered in 3300 to 2100 BC, early metalworkers and sculptors have tried using different materials in place of tin to improve the metal's quality. Therefore, in certain periods of metallurgical history, other metals such as lead, iron, and nickel were used with bronze.

As a result, the alloy gained added versatility with regards to the creation of various metal objects. Most metalworkers realized that they could produce better tools and stronger weapons and armor made of bronze. Compared to copper or stone, which were the materials preferred in those times, the alloy was harder and proved to be more durable and reliable.

Bronze's historical significance as a key metal for different industry applications was established during the Bronze Age. This was the period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, where the alloy was used as a material for different fabrication requirements, as well as in the awarding of winners in various competitions.

Aside from marine and industrial applications that make use of bronze plate, bronze tube, and bronze rod components today, the material is also widely used in art. The alloy can still be seen in many cast bronze sculptures. Bronze is also used to decorate and support buildings and important structures all over the world. The alloy is also currently used to manufacture musical instruments, particularly percussion instruments such as cymbals and bells. Precise timbre can be attained on bronze instruments by changing the percentage of tin added to the alloy.

Bronze is usually bonded to different surfaces using electrochemical processes, which is used for both decorative and practical purposes. Some manufacturers and companies today use bronze-coated industrial components because of its resilient properties and ability to create very little friction.