Alloy Composition Uses
Babbitt Metal Tin: 90%, Antimony: 7% & Copper: 3% Used in bearings because of its low measure of friction with steel.
Bell Metal Copper: 77% & Tin: 23% Casting of bells.
Brass Mainly Copper with up to 50% Zinc Inexpensive jewelry, hose nozzles and couplings, stamping dies.
Bronze Mainly Copper with up to 12% Tin Coins & medals, heavy gears, tools electrical hardware.
Coin Metal Used in USA for making coins.
Duralumin Aluminium: 95%, Copper: 4%, Manganese ‹1%, Magnesium: 0.5% Aircraft, boats, railroad cars, and machinery because of its high strength & resistance to corrosion.
Gun Metal Copper: 85 – 90%, Tin: 8 – 12% & Zinc: 1 – 3%
Monel Nickel: 60%, Copper: 33% & Iron: 7% Corrosion-resistant containers.
Phosphor bronze Bronze with a small amount of phosphorus Springs (normal & electrical) & boat propellers.
Solder metal Lead: 50% & Tin: 50% Joining two metals to each other.
Sterling Silver Silver: 92.5% & Copper: 7.5% Jewelry, art objects etc.
Type Metal Lead: 75 – 95%, Antimony: 2 – 18% & Tin in trace quantities. Used to make type characters for printing; also used for making decorative objects like statuettes and candlesticks.