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Bronze Sand Casting Supplier: Nickel-Aluminum Bronze C958 for the U.S. Navy & Marine Industry

Erie Bronze & Aluminum is a non-ferrous sand casting supplier specializing in bronze alloy castings. Serving numerous industries, we cast a variety of non-leaded bronze alloys, including Aluminum Bronze C958. Aluminum Bronze C958 is commonly known as Nickel-Aluminum Bronze and is regularly used in various components by the US Navy.

Nickel-Aluminum Bronze C958’s excellent corrosion resistance in seawater and chlorides make it one of the best options for needs in the heavy industrial, valve, and marine industries. Its typical uses include machinery, shafts, valve bodies, propeller hubs, worm gears, bushings, propeller blades, pickling equipment, butterfly valves, wear plates, and gears. Additionally, C958 Nickel Aluminum Bronze is typically supplied with a temper anneal heat treatment.

Choosing Nickel-Aluminum Bronze C958 for Your Bronze Alloy Sand Castings

Erie Bronze & Aluminum produces Nickel-Aluminum Bronze C958 to meet several MIL, ASTM, and SAE bronze casting material specifications:

  • MIL-B-24480 Military Specification – This specification is for bronze and nickel-aluminum castings for seawater service.
  • ASTM B 148 – This specification establishes requirements for sand castings produced from copper-base alloys.
  • SAE J461 – This specification is used for cast copper alloys to maintain the electrical and thermal conductivity properties, mechanical properties, yield strength, fatigue characteristics, formability, and machinability of these alloys.
  • SAE J462 – This specification is focused on cast copper alloys used in aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries.

Nickel-Aluminum Bronze 958’s characteristics give it an edge over other metals and metal alloys.  It is considered a good material for gas shielded arc welding, coated metal arc welding, soldering, and brazing. This makes it a versatile metal alloy for numerous fabrication practices.

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