Bonze is a ductile alloy that consists primarily of Copper in addition to other metals such as Aluminum, Manganese, Nickel, or Zinc. Non-metals, such as arsenic, phosphorous, and silicon, are also sometimes added.
These additions produce a range of Bronze alloys that may be harder than Copper alone, or have other useful properties, such as stiffness, ductility, and machinability.
Fotofab’s chemical etching process produces designs that can withstand harsh indoor and outdoor environments. The process uses a strong caustic chemical to cut out unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design or image to your project’s specifications.
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Characteristics of Bronze:
- Extremely malleable and durable
- Corrosion, weather, and heat resistant
- Good thermal and electrical conductivity
- Low friction and non-sparking
Bronze Etching Applications:
- Robust and durable tools for combustible environments
- Machine parts and other metal-on-metal contact applications such as gears
- Ship propellers and submerged bearings
- Precision-grade bearings, clips, electrical connectors, and springs
- Architectural and furniture hardware such as rails and frames
- Modern bronze is 88% Copper and 12% Tin
- Bronze typically oxidizes only superficially; once a Copper oxide layer is formed, the underlying metal is protected from further corrosion
- The melting point of Bronze varies depending on the ratio of the alloy components
- Bronze is usually nonmagnetic, but certain alloys containing iron or nickel may have magnetic properties