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ASTM B505, SAE J461, SAE J462

  • Industry

Typical Uses
Bearings for Heavy Loads and Relatively Low Speeds, Restaurant Equipment, Gear Boxes, Speed Reducers,Industrial Piston Rings, Bearings

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"
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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 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 – Liquidus1760 F960 C
Melting Point – Solidus1505 F818 C
Density0.317 lb/in3 at 68 F8.77 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity8.778.77
Electrical Resistivity111.4 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F18.52 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity9 %IACS at 68 F0.054 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 Tension16000 ksi11000 MPa
Magnetic Permeability1.01.0