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EN CC493K (CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C) Bearing Bronze

CC493K bronze is a bronze formulated for casting. Cited properties are appropriate for the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. CC493K is the EN numeric designation for this material. CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C is the EN chemical designation.

It has a moderately low heat capacity and a moderately low tensile strength among cast bronzes.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare CC493K bronze to: cast bronzes (top), all copper alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness

74

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

100 GPa 15 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

14 %

Poisson's Ratio

0.34

Shear Modulus

39 GPa 5.6 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

270 MPa 40 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

140 MPa 20 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

180 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

160 °C 320 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

960 °C 1760 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

880 °C 1610 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

360 J/kg-K 0.086 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

61 W/m-K 35 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

19 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

12 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

12 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

32 % relative

Density

8.9 g/cm3 560 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

3.3 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

53 MJ/kg 23 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

370 L/kg 44 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

33 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

89 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

6.5 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

18 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

8.6 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

11 points

Thermal Diffusivity

19 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

10 points

Alloy Composition

Among cast copper alloys, the composition of CC493K bronze is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of lead (Pb). Lead is used to improve machinability and bearing properties, at the cost of toxicity. It also adds pressure tightness to castings.

Copper (Cu) 79 to 86
Tin (Sn) 5.2 to 8.0
Lead (Pb) 5.0 to 8.0
Zinc (Zn) 2.0 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni) 0 to 2.0
Antimony (Sb) 0 to 0.3
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.2
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.1
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.010
Aluminum (Al) 0 to 0.010

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

EN 1982: Copper and copper alloys - Ingots and castings