silicon bronze


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silicon bronze

[′sil·ə·kən ′bränz]
(metallurgy)
An alloy of copper with 1-5% silicon; it is corrosion-resistant and has good mechanical properties.

silicon bronze

A copper alloy having silicon as the main alloying element; zinc, manganese, aluminum, iron, or nickel may be added; high-silicon bronze contains 96% copper and 3% silicon; low-silicon bronze contains 97.7% copper and 1.5% silicon.
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The silicon bronze was finished in a light green verde patina, which will take on its own color as it weathers," said Danko.
Installation can continue of those submersible pumps which contain a lead-free silicon bronze material.
The silicon bronzes displayed no problems in casting.
In comparing mechanical properties, the silicon brasses (C87500 and C87800) exhibited the highest tensile properties, followed by the silicon bronzes (C87600 and C97610) and the high-zinc yellow brasses (C85800).
Aluminum bronze results in alumina deposits, silicon bronze in silica deposits and trace aluminum in brass results in the complex gahnite (zinc alumina spinel).
Current research indicates that a silicon bronze alloy offers the most potential.
Plans for this committee include reports on the use of filters in gating copper-base alloys and on the gating and risering of silicon bronze alloys.
The alloy of choice for most cast sculpture is silicon bronze.
The Electric Materials Co offers many other nonferrous alloys, such as red brass, aluminum bronze, silicon bronze, copper-nickel, copper-tin-zinc and copper-zinc alloys.
Anderson adds that XRF has some limitations with regard to aluminum bronzes and silicon bronzes because of the inability to detect aluminum or silicon.
Michels addressed in "Fading of Grain Refinement in Permanent Mold Cast Copper Alloys" (04-112) how grain refinement, or fading, occurs in several materials, such as yellow brasses and silicon bronzes, but at different time lengths.