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Description of material Toughmet®:

Toughmet® is a copper-nickel-tin alloy with outstanding properties. It is produced by our partner MATERION.

Properties of Toughmet®:

Toughmet® is characterized by

  • high hardness and strength (similar to titanium)
  • a low coefficient of friction (similar to bronze with addition of lead)
  • high resistance to wear (similar to steel)
  • no cold welding (fretting)
  • high resistance to corrosion
  • excellent machining (> 3 x fast compared to tool steel)
  • no lead


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Explanation of terms:

MTZ = Copper surcharge
LME = London Metal Exchange
MK = Metal quotation
Q = Average of quarter
M = Average of month
T = Average of day
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