Bronze in Aerospace

Atlas Bronze offers a range of copper alloys for aerospace applications. Aerospace alloys are used for a wide variety of applications, such as:

  • Landing gear bushings and bearings
  • Hydraulic actuators
  • Flight controls
  • Static joints
  • Helicopter controls
  • Flight instruments
  • Flap and slap carriages
  • Wheel bearings
  • Missile vane controls
  • Warhead delivery systems
  • Ground equipment
  • Hatch and door mechanisms
  • Steering joints

Thanks to their high mechanical properties (low friction coefficient, resistance to corrosion, stability at extreme temperatures), our copper based alloys have become a reference in the aerospace applications. We provide all these companies, and their repair services all over the world, with a wide range of products (rings, discs, etc …) according to customer’s drawings mainly designed for bushings and bearings for landing gear and breaking systems for aircraft and helicopters.

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Aerospace Alloys

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Common Name
AMS Spec.
Available Shapes
Beryllium Copper
AMS 4533
Solid, Hollow, Plate
Excellent bearing qualities, Excellent abrasion qualities, Excellent corrosive resistant properties
Nickel Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4640
Solid, Hollow, Plate High strength, used where high mechanical properties are required. Excellent bearing properties, Excellent corrosive resistant properties. Used highly for landing gear bushings.
Nickel Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4590
Solid, Hollow
The heat treating process increases the mechanical properties and strength. Used for applications that are heavy load, abrasive wear, and high temperatures.
Silicon Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4631
Solid, Plate
The silicon offers a a self lubricity with high mechanical properties. Used in Valve Stems, Gears, Marine and Pole Line hardware.
Manganese Bronze
Solid, Hollow High strength manganese with good bearing and self lubricity properties. Has a high impact resistance with good machinability.
Manganese Bronze
AMS 4862
Solid, Hollow, Plate Typically supplied as continuous cast and centrifugally cast bars. This material is good in high load bearing applications.
High Leaded Bronze
AMS 4842
Solid, Hollow, Plate Used for high speed and heavy pressure applications where corrosive resistance is necessary.
Nickel Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4880
Solid, Hollow Very popular landing gear bushings material. This alloy is heat treated and exhibits high mechanical strength.
Nickel Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4590
Solid, Hollow Heat treated process improves mechanical strength. It is ideal for heavy loads, abrasive wear, and high temperatures.
Aluminum Bronze
AMS 4871
Solid, Hollow, Plate Most popular aluminum bronze used. Good performance in applications with heavy loads, corrosive resistance, and high strength is required.
Spinodal Bearing Bronze
Solid, Hollow Can withstand high loads and continue to operate in sever conditions.