Aluminium bronze castings have an excellent combination of mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, and are very suitable for seawater and certain other applications. However, the castings are unlikely to be satisfactory unless they are from a foundry with the necessary expertise in this material. The Author explains how aluminium bronze needs to be handled to obtain consistently sound castings. The characteristics of this alloy are discussed with particular reference to good foundry-practice, and the appropriate pouring methods and design and pattern-making techniques are described (they differ in some important respects from those suitable for other non-ferrous alloys). The weldability of aluminium bronze, the economics of using this material, and the quality/performance relationships are among the other aspects of aluminium bronze castings discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is based on a paper presented by this Author at the Copper Development Association Conference "Aluminium Bronze Alloys for Industry", London, Feb. 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Metallurgists

    Areo Mill, Church
    Accrington, Lancashire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Meigh, H J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00310769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM