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ASTM B505, SAE J461

  • Automotive;
  • Industrial
  • Machinery

Typical Uses

Automotive Fittings, Fasteners Washers Industrial Bearings for Cranes, Trunion Bearings, Roll Neck Bearings, Rolling Mill Bearings, Linkage Bushings for Presses, Fuel Pump Bushings, Water Pump Bushings, Diesel Engine Wrist Pin Bushings, Forging Press Toggle Lever Bearings, Hydraulic Press Stuffing Box, Hydraulic Press Main Lining, Insert Bearings, Bearings, Thrust Washers, Pumps, Bushings, Machine Parts, Pump Impellers, General Purpose Bushings, Fittings, Pump Fixtures, Main Spindle Bearings, Machine Tool Bearings


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

(%max, unless shown as range or min)


* Ni value includes Co.
Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.0% min.

Applicable Specifications

* ASTM B505
* SAE J461, SAE J462, SAE 660

Fabrication Processes

* Continuous Casting

Fabrication Properties

Joining TechniqueSuitabillity
Oxyacetylene WeldingNot recommended
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingNot recommended
Coated Metal Arc WeldingNot recommended

Mechanical Properties (ASTM B505)

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

* 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 – Liquidus1790 F977 C
Melting Point – Solidus1570 F854 C
Density0.322 lb/in3 at 68 F8.91 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity8.918.91
Electrical Resistivity85.9 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F14.29 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity12 %IACS at 68 F0.07 MegaSiemens/cm at 20 C
Thermal Conductivity33.6 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·°F) at 68 F58.2 W/m ·°K at 20 C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion10.0·10-6 per °F (68-212 F)18.0·10-6 per °C (20-100 C)
Specific Heat Capacity0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68 F377.1 J/kg · °K at 20 C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension14500 ksi100000 MPa