As distributor for alloys made by Materion in Switzerland, we supply bars and wires in M25, CuBe2Pb, C17300, CW102C dedicated to the free machining. The low lead content results in excellent chipping performance. In general, M25, C17300, CW102C is delivered hard-drawn with a mechanical strength between 620 and 870 N/mm2 (89.9 to 126.2 ksi) and is hardened by means of heat treatment to achieve a mechanical strength of more than 1300 N/mm2 (189 ksi). Lamineries MATTHEY have the appropriate facilities to perform heat treatment and deliver mill-hardened rods. Although there are fewer processing options for mill-hardened rods, the costly treatment of the processed parts or a possible change of the geometry of the parts during treatment can be avoided and production time be reduced.
To be able to respond swiftly to the requests of our customers, we keep a large stock of rods and wires. We have rods in more than 80 different diameters between 1.00 and 17.00 mm (0.04" to 0.67"), in stock, apart from a wide range of various wire diameters. Rods with diverse dimensional tolerances - whether reground or not - are available.
The product range of Lamineries MATTHEY includes among others new alloys e.g. ToughMet® developed by MATERION in the form of bars, tubes and plates in relatively large diameters for friction-sensitive applications. They incorporate a multiplicity of unique features as they are: Mechanical strength, similar to iron, outstanding wear and corrosion existence, as well as excellent frictional properties. In addition, they are explosion-proof and therefore no sparking occurs, which is very important in several critical areas like the petrol industry. These exceptional characteristics are successfully applied for products which are exposed to friction, for example in the aerospace and petrol industry. More information about the ToughMet®: other specialties.