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Spinodal Alloys for Bearings - ToughMet

Supplier: James Coppell Lee

ToughMet is the trademark for Brush Wellman's new line of spinodal alloys for bearings.

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ToughMet is the result of work with leading OEM's, bearing manufacturers, and lubricant and additive producers to create a material to meet a variety of performance demands and to operate in harsh environments.

Already proven capable of performing with a variety of shafting materials and lubricants under the widest known range of bearing stresses and speeds.

ToughMet has advanced bearing technology for today's high performance machines.

ToughMet's anti-galling alloys are lead and beryllium free, and perform under high loading at low or high speeds with excellent bearing behaviour.

Combined with the patented EquaCast process, Brush Wellman's spinodal heat treatment creates a fine homogeneous microstructure.

This creates ultra-microscopic strengthening which is the key to the advanced bearing technology.

It enables ToughMet to deliver tough performance in tough environments, assuring reliability and extended life.

Applications:

  • Mobile equipment
  • Linkage bushings,
  • Thrust washers,
  • Wheel bearings.

Pumps

  • Cylinder barrels,
  • Wear plates,
  • Slippers,
  • Shaft bushings,
  • Seals,
  • Stators,
  • Rotors, Fasteners.

Trucks, Automobiles & Motorcycles

  • Wrist pin bushings,
  • Thrust washers,
  • Valve guides,
  • Roller bearing cages,
  • Cam roller pins

Drilling & Mining Equipment

  • Centralisers,
  • Rifle nuts,
  • Piston rings,
  • Guide bushings,
  • Spindle bearings

Aircraft

  • Landing gear bearings,
  • Guide plates,
  • Shaft bearings,
  • Spherical bearings

Metal Working

  • Wear plates,
  • Forming rolls/punches,
  • Die inserts,
  • Guide/Slides,
  • Post bushings.

Available in rod, bar, hollow bar, plate and shapes are available in a variety of sizes.

ToughMet alloys are available in wrought form (AT Temper) and continuous cast form (CX Temper)

ToughMet comes in two compositions:

  • ToughMet 2 - 9% Ni 6% Tin Balance Cu
  • ToughMet 3 - 15% Ni 8% Tin Balance Cu

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