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ASTM B505; SAE J462; SAE J461

  • Marine
  • Industry

Typical Uses

,Gears, Pump components, Marine fittings, Valves and for potable water applications, Valves, plumbing fixtures, potable water applications, gears, marine fittings and pump components, Bearings, Worm Wheels, Gears, Bearings for Heavy Loads and Relatively Low Speeds

Bar Length : 10ft - 12ft
Rectangle : up to 11'' W
Square : up to 5''
Hexagonal : up to 3''
Hollow : 1"X1/2" - 11 1/2"X10 1/2"
Round : 3/8" - 11 3/4"
Product availabillity

C90300

Chemical Composition

Cu* Al Sb Fe Pb Ni P Si S Sn Zn
Min/Max 86.0-89.0 0.005 0.20 0.20 0.30 1.0 1.5 0.005 0.05 7.5-9.0 3.0-5.0

Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.5% min.

Applicable Specifications

* ASTM B505
*SAE J462; SAE J461

Fabrication Processes

Joining Technique Suitability
Soldering Excellent
Brazing Good
Oxyacetylene Welding Fair
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Fair
Coated Metal Arc Welding Fair
Machinability Rating 30

Mechanical Properties (ASTM B505)

Tensile Strength, minA Yield Strength, at 0.5% Extension Under Load, minA Elongation in 2 in.
or 50 mm, min, %
ksi MPa ksi MPa
44 22 18

A Minimum tensile strength and yield strength shall be reduced 10% for cast bars having a cross section, thickness, diameter, or wall of 4 in. (102 mm) or more. The cross sections are the diameter of a round solid, the distance across the flats of a solid hexagon, the thickness of a rectangle, and the wall thickness of a tube.

Physical Properties

US Customary Metric
Melting Point – Liquidus 1832 F 1000 C
Melting Point – Solidus 1570 F 854 C
Density 0.318 lb/in3 at 68 F 8.8 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity 8.800 8.8
Electrical Resistivity 87.2 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F 14.49 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity 12 %IACS at 68 F 0.069 MegaSiemens/cm at 20 C
Thermal Conductivity 43.2 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·°F) at 68 F 74.8 W/m ·°K at 20 C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 10.0 . 10-6 per oF (68-572 F) 0.0 . 10-6 per oC (20-200 C)
Specific Heat Capacity 0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68 F 377.1 J/kg · °K at 20 C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension 14000 ksi 96500 MPa
Magnetic Permeability 1.0 1.0