PHOTO STORY: BRONZE ALLOYS
Stainless Foundry & Engineering (SF&E) has been producing cast brass and bronze alloys since the 1970s. Within the past year, we have ramped up volume production and equipment investments to meet a growing need. In particular, SF&E has been working with commercial, pressure-retaining, and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) defense parts.
The renewed focus on bronze came after speaking with customers who were having a difficult time finding a foundry partner that could cast the shapes they needed in the material they needed.
We are primarily a high alloy and steel foundry, but our process controls allow us to also make non-ferrous materials such as brasses, bronzes and other copper-based alloys. SF&E currently has procedures for commercial, ASME, and NAVSEA welding for bronze alloys.
PUMP HOUSING ASSEMBLY:
Material – ASTM B148, grade C95800
The pump housing assembly is made up of three parts: a back plate, an impeller, and a pump casing. The parts were cast in nickel aluminum bronze, which is a highly corrosion resistant alloy to seawater, and often used for maritime and naval operations.
BACK PLATE CASTINGS:
Material – ASTM B148, grade C90700
These back plates are made in high tin bronze alloy, which is a high strength material needed for high endurance in component life.
Material – ASTM B148, grade C90500
This housing is made from high tin bronze, which is ideal for high-strength applications, such as heavy loads traveling at low speeds or good corrosion resistance.
Material – ASTM B148, grade C87500
This casing is made from copper silicon bronze, a high strength alloy that provides corrosion resistance at high temperatures and in marine environments.
The SF&E engineering team continues to revise technical procedures, processes, and techniques for brass and bronze casting production. Analytical capabilities have been upgraded with the recent addition of two spectrometers which have been set up specifically for copper based alloys. We also offer impregnation as an assurance tool that a casting will hold pressure without leaking.
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