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Alloy 485 Naval Brass

Sequoia Brass & Copper sells alloy 485 naval brass. Mostly used for machine hardware, screw machine products and valve stems, 485 naval brass is great for hot forging and pressing and machining. With high ductility, naval brass has excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. 485 naval brass has good creep resistance and high impact strength. Typical uses of 485 naval brass are for fasteners, marine, and industrial products.

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  Cu Al Sb Fe Pb Ni P Si S Sn Zn
Min/Max 78.0 - 82.0 0.005 0.5 0.7 8.0 - 11.0 0.5 0.1 0.0005 0.08 9.0 - 11.0 0.8
Nominal 80 9.5 10
Joining Technique Suitability
Soldering God
Brazing Good
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Coated Metal Arc Welding Not Recommended
Spot Weld N/A
Seam Weld N/A
Butt Weld N/A
Capacity for Being Cold Worked N/A
Capacity for Being Hot Formed N/A
Machinability Rating: 80
Product Forms
Sand Cast Plate
Sand Cast Solid Bar
Sand Cast Cored Bar
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Common Fabrication Processes For
937 Bearing Bronze


Typical Uses

Builders Hardware
Washers for engines, nuts
Crank shafts, bearings, bearing plates, machine parts, bushings, applications requiring acid resistance to sulphite fluids, parts for steel mill maintenance, slide guides for steel mills, high speed, heavy load bearings, pumps, pressure tight castings, impellers, corrosion resistant castings, bushings for high speed and heavy pressure
Large bearings for ships