November 25, 2020
By: Dave Olsen
- HIGH TENSILE (C86300) Manganese Bronze
- Family of bronzes primarily known for its extremely high strength and ability to resist the corrosive effects of seawater and brine. Often referred to as Yellow Brass.
Properties – Why select this material
- Tensile strengths range from 60,000 psi to 110,000 psi and are readily obtainable depending on the composition of the alloy chosen.
- Great care must be taken when using these alloys as bearings because manganese bronze and steel do not wear well together. Wear is rapid, and under high loads and speed, a seizure can occur. Alignment must be precise and positive lubrication is essential.
Applications – Frequent uses
- Trunnion bearings
- Heavily stressed gears, worm gears, and worms
- Gearshift forks
- Highly stressed machine parts.
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