Leaded Bronze

Leaded Bronzes and Gunmetals usually provide a good balance of corrosion resistance and strength whilst offering better machining characteristics than other Bronzes. The substantial lead content of the material gives it excellent machining qualities with medium strength and good pressure tightness. It is also not subject to dezincification. Leaded Gunmetal LG2 is a general-purpose leaded gunmetal that conforms to the requirements BS1400 – 1985 alloy LG2. LG2 has excellent resistance to superheated steam applications and has reasonable corrosion resistance to brine and seawater. This makes it the perfect fit for pressure-tight pump and valve components, pump impellers, fittings and general engineering applications.

Key Features of  Leaded Bronze

 Leaded Bronze is resistant to corrosion and has great pressure tightness making it ideal for machining. Some other key features include:

  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Cost-effective
  • Excellent soldering properties
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Outstanding machining properties
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Mechanical Properties

UTS: 270 N/mm2

0.2% Proof Strength: 100 N/mm2

Elongation (%):13%

Hardness: 75 HB

Physical Properties

Density: 8.83 gm/cm3

Melting Point: 1010°C

Modulus of Elasticity: 93 GPa

Thermal Conductivity: 71.9 W/m°K

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 20-300?C: 18 x 10-6 / ?C

Electrical Conductivity 20?C: 15% IACS

 Weight%   Cu  Others
 Min  Bal
Max   Bal    0.10

From architecture to power generation, Leaded Bronze is a cost effective choice for a range of applications due to its high resistance to corrosion and supreme machining properties. Below are just some of the uses for Leaded Bronze:

  • Architectural Hardware
  • Marine Hardware
  • Door Frames
  • Mouldings
  • Plug Connectors

Prestige Metals supplies Leaded Bronze in a variety of formats to suit your needs. We provide leaded bronze sheet, round bar flat bar and square bar, all cut to length to fit your project.

Related Material Specifications

  • BS1400 LG2:CC491K
  • C83600 : CuSn5Pb5Zn5