Si45Z is a wrought single-phase silicon iron copper alloy: CuSi3Fe2Zn3 (AMS 4616, UNS C65620).
It exhibits exceptional ductility and elongation rate together with good mechanical properties. It, therefore, enables good cold formability and complex shapes, it also allows to design components that would not hurt their environment if they were to fail. It is non-magnetic and resists mechanical wear and galling.
This performance material is used in aerospace applications (bearing cages, retainers, etc.), industrial applications (asynchronous motors), and many other industries. It is often used in applications where superior swaging characteristics and moderate strength are required. It is easily machined into complex components whilst being environmentally friendly, being both Lead and Beryllium-free.
Excellent elongation, ductility and swaging performances
Excellent galling properties and good anti-friction properties
Good resistance to oxidation
Low magnetic permeability
Lebronze alloys manufacturing process for Si45Z is fully integrated: internal processes include casting, hot and/or cold working stages, heat treatment and non-destructive testing. Being fully integrated ensures reactivity and complete traceability.
Anti-friction bearing cages, races, spacers, retainers, valves guides, gears, hydraulic bushings. In such applications where significant deformations are necessary for the manufacture of the components Si45Z is the material of choice, Si45Z demonstrates outstanding resistance to metal-to-metal wear. Thus providing a reduction of failures and hence maintenance downtimes.
AMS & ASTM
In the USA and North America, Busby Metals is the exclusive distributor for the Si45Z material, amongst many other of our alloys. Contact our partners from Busby for more information, stocks availability and services.
For other countries, please contact us, or check who are our distribution partners in your country.