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ASTM B505, SAE65, SAE J461, SAE J462

  • Industrial

Typical Uses

Bearings, Worm Wheels, Gears, Bearings for Heavy Loads and Relatively Low Speeds, Restaura Equipment, Gear Boxes, Speed Reducers, Valve Bodies, Worm Gears

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


* In Determining Cu min, Cu may be calculated as Cu + Ni.
** Ni value includes Co.
Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.5% min.

Applicable Specifications

* ASTM B505
* SAE 65, SAE J461, SAE J462

Fabrication Processes

Joining TechniqueSuitability
Oxyacetylene WeldingFair
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingFair
Coated Metal Arc WeldingFair
Machinability Rating20

Mechanical Properties (ASTM B505)

Tensile Strength, minAYield Strength, at 0.5% Extension Under Load, minAElongation in 2 in.
or 50 mm, min, %

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 CustomaryMetric
Melting Point – Liquidus1830 F999 C
Melting Point – Solidus1528 F831 C
Density0.317 lb/in3 at 68 F8.77 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity8.778.77
Electrical Resistivity107.4 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F17.86 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity10 %IACS at 68 F0.056 MegaSiemens/cm at 20 C
Thermal Conductivity40.8 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·°F) at 68 F70.6 W/m ·°K at 20 C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion10.2·10-6 per °F (68-392 F)18.4·10-6 per °C (20-200 C)
Specific Heat Capacity0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68 F377.1 J/kg · °K at 20 C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension15000 ksi103400 MPa
Magnetic Permeability1.01.0