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BS1400 PB1 bronze alloyBS1400 PB1 Bronze Alloy

PB1 is a continuously cast copper based alloy containing 10-12% tin. This alloy combines high mechanical strength with good ductility, corrosion resistance and wear resistance. It also offers a good resistance to shock loading but is out performed in this area by the wrought grades. PB1 can be soldered and brazed and is traditionally used in heavy load applications run at high speeds.

Key Features:

BS1400 PB1 offers high wear resistance and good resistance to impact loading. With high wear resistance and excellent corrosion resistance in marine atmospheres, the alloy is used extensively in the marine industry. BS1400 PB1 offers good resistance to brine and high mechanical strength.

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Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Download BS1400 PB1 Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Bushes & Bearings
  • Worms & Gears under high working loads
  • Pump & Valve components
  • Flanges
  • Hydraulics
  • Marine Ultrasonics
  • Excavation & Cranes
  • Linear Bearings


We offer BS1400 PB1 bronze alloy in round bar, hollow bar, flat bar and plate. We offer processing services at our Head office and 14 service centres across the Group. With more than 30 band saws and a fully automated magazine feed CNC rod blanking line, we can process your material to your specific requirements.

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