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Bronze Alloys for Construction Projects

Metal Alloy PartThere are many different metal manufacturers who’s speciality is to build metal parts all day long. The bronze metal industry is no different.

Most bronze manufacturer’s specialize in custom bronze bearings and other bronze parts that are made for special projects. Other parts carried are standard, such as bronze screw nuts, bronze bars, bronze bearings and also bronze bushings to name a few.

Depending on the client and the use for the parts, each project can differ with a combination of common bronze equipment vs special made parts from manufactured moldings.

Many pieces such as bars or bushings can be ordered through the manufacturers’ online stores. The parts are then processed through the POS system and marked for delivery, usually utilizing the company’s freight services.

Most of the metals purchased by construction companies are sold as metal alloys. These alloys are all assembly line standard parts made mainly for raw construction of buildings, or structures that require a metallic frame amongst other things.

Bronze alloys, depending on where it was purchased from can vary in terms of its sturdiness and durability. Typically bronze alloys are used as a substitute for copper where requirements for a harder metal that can withstand corossion is needed. Bronze in itself is really a mix of copper and tin and ratio into a 90/10 ratio of copper to tin.

Within the bronze family of alloys, we also have 3 sub categories consisting of statuary, architectural and commercial bronze. Each level of alloy has a different composition typically consisting of some mix of tin, zinc, lead and copper.

Bronze is pink like in color in its raw or natural state. Depending on the type of bronze purchased above, can withstand various environmental conditions. Its interesting to note that statuary bronze for example is better suited for outdoor sculptures such as door or window frames, furniture or mail boxes etc.

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