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Bronze Companies and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of bronze manufacturers and suppliers. Find bronze companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture bronze to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top bronze manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the bronze companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of bronze metal, bronze tubing, and bronze bars of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Pompton Plains, NJ 800-838-1978

    Our company may have started small, but we quickly grew to handle the largest aluminum orders. Our metals are made from the highest quality materials, and we pledge to offer superior service to all our customers. We don’t want customers who use us one time, we want to establish lifelong relationships with customers that last generations. Contact us for more info!

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  • Warminster, PA 215-956-0626

    With over 25 years of metallurgy experience we guarantee we can produce exactly what you are looking for. We offer fast delivery and a multitude of beryllium copper sizes. Our highly knowledge staff takes great pride in creating these outstanding copper alloys. We have a reputation of manufacturing the best copper fabrications. Our company has risen in the standard in copper processing. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Carbondale, IL 252-491-2812

    We offer tooling copper, copper foil, and copper sheeting in a variety of thicknesses and sizes. With the exception of our patina copper sheets, all of our copper is premium copper alloy 110 (99.9% pure copper) manufactured to the specifications of ASTM-B152, dead soft-annealed and are handled with care and packaged carefully to provide you with the best possible product.

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  • Naugatuck, CT 800-243-3650

    We manufacture and distribute high-conductivity copper alloys, heat-treatable copper alloys and tungsten-copper composites for welding electrodes, components and other applications. Copper alloys are in the form of bar, plate and rod in a range of sizes; we also machine to spec. ISO registered.

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  • Long Island City, NY 800-767-9494

    Metalmen is a fully certified, go-to source for nationwide & global distribution of specialty copper. With over 30 years as a hands-on metal supply problem solver, let the metal men & women at Metalmen be your custom response supplier of all related services. Whatever the solution, Metalmen are seasoned metal supply specialists and provide their customers with creative solutions.

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Bronze Industry Information

Bronze

Bronze is one of the most popular of copper alloys, in close competition with brass as the most commonly used alloy of this non-ferrous metal. The exact amount of copper in bronze varies a lot and ranges from 60% to nearly 90% in some commercial grades. The second most prevalent element in bronze is tin, which also varies, composing between 12% and 40% of the alloy. In general, industrial applications for bronze also take advantage of its good thermal and electrical conductivity, minimal metal-on-metal friction, and non-sparking properties.

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Applications of Bronze

The mixture of tin and copper results in bronze, an alloy that is less brittle than tin and iron, but harder and more durable than pure copper. Bronze is also more readily melted and easier to cast or work. Additional elements such as manganese, lead, zinc, silver, phosphorous, and arsenic may be added as well to enhance specific features of special-purpose bronzes. These and other less complex varieties of bronze are available to suit a wide range of industrial applications. Aluminum bronze, which offers high strength and resistance to corrosion, is used to make bearings, valves, and machine components. Silicon bronze is used for telegraph wires and chemical containers, whereas phosphor bronze is used to make springs. Leaded bronze, a very strong type of bronze, is used in heavy-duty bushings and bearings. Bronze can also be used to cast bells.

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Manufacturing Process of Bronze

As aforementioned, bronze is more easily formed than either pure copper or tin. Though slightly less malleable than pure copper, a number of manufacturing methods are commonly employed in the processing of bronze parts and components. Before machining, however, bronze production begins much like that of any alloyed metal with the combination of copper, tin and any additional additives. These elements, often in the more of metal scrap, are weighed and appropriate amounts transported into a furnace, commonly electric. At this point, the mixture is heated to temperatures in excess of 1700°F (950°C). Such temperatures allow for the homogenization of the molten materials. Once this occurs, the metal is poured or cast into stock shapes and allowed to cool before further processing. These billets and ingots are then formed as needed into bronze bars, plates, sheets, foils, strips, rods, and other stock shapes via hot or cold rolling, extrusion, drawing, and cutting. With a wide range to choose from, manufacturers select the stock shape most easily incorporated into the design of the final product, which may then undergo several secondary processes. Though a lacquer may need to be applied to prevent the formation of patina, the natural dark amber hue of bronze is desirable in many applications and finishing is not often needed even for aesthetic components.



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