Silicon Bronze

ASTM B96, ASTM B98, ASME SB96, ASME SB98

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. inventories C65500 Silicon Bronze in plate & sheet, rod, pipe, and fittings. C655 is a combination of corrosion resistance, strength, resilience, formability, and weldability. Due to C65500’s high corrosion resistance, it makes an ideal product for the marine industry and other industries requiring a sturdy alloy. Copper Alloy 655 has excellent hot workability and can be readily hot formed and pressed.

C65500 Silicon Bronze

Applications

  • Bearing plates
  • Propeller shafts
  • Fasteners
  • Cables
  • Channels

Farmer’s Copper Ltd. strives to provide our customers with the necessary requirements to fulfill their everyday needs. Our knowledgeable sales teams are always eager to assist those with their metal needs, contact us today at (409) 765-9003!

List of standard Silicon Bronze sizes

Fittings – ½” Extra Heavy (Sch. 80) thru 6”
Butt-weld Fittings and Pipe Nipples
Pipe – ½” Extra Heavy (Sch. 80) thru 6”
Plate – 3/16” thick thru 1-1/2”
Rod – ¼” Dia. thru 6”
Sheet - .064”, .125”

(C65500)

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique

Suitability

Soldering

Good

Brazing

Excellent

Oxyacetylene Welding

Good

Gas Shielded Arc Welding

Excellent

Coated Metal Arc Welding

Fair

Spot Weld

Excellent

Seam Weld

Excellent

Butt Weld

Excellent

Capacity for Being Cold Worked

Excellent

Capacity for Being Hot Formed

Excellent

Forgeability Rating

40

Machinability Rating

30

Plate & Sheet:

ASTM Standard Designation for C65500: ASTM B96
ASME Standard Designation for C65500: ASME SB96

Rod:

ASTM Standard Designation for C65500: ASTM B98
ASME Standard Designation for C65500: ASME SB98

Chemical Composition
(%max., unless shown as range or min.)

 

Cu(1)

Fe

Pb

Mn

Ni(2)

Si

Zn

Min./Max.

Rem.

.8

.05

.50-1.3

.6

2.8-3.8

1.5

Nominal

97.0

-

-

.9

-

3.0

-

(C65100)

Fabrication Properties

Joining Technique

Suitability

Soldering

Excellent

Brazing

Excellent

Oxyacetylene Welding

Good

Gas Shielded Arc Welding

Excellent

Coated Metal Arc Welding

Fair

Spot Weld

Excellent

Seam Weld

Good

Butt Weld

Excellent

Capacity for Being Cold Worked

Excellent

Capacity for Being Hot Formed

Excellent

Machinability Rating

30

ASTM Standard Designation for C65100: ASTM B315

Chemical Composition
(%max., unless shown as range or min.)

 

Cu(1)

Fe

Pb

Mn

Si

Zn

Min./Max.

Rem.

.8

.05

.7

.8-2.0

1.5

Nominal

98.5

-

-

-

1.5

-

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