Weiss-Aug has developed new expertise in metal selection. We understand the different characteristics of each metal and can help you determine which metal best suits your stamping and or insert molding application. Weiss-Aug also inspects all incoming raw materials for characteristics such as tensile strength, camber, elongation, thickness and hardness.
Metal types such as Stainless Steel which consists of the following; Iron-base alloys (50% minimum iron) containing at least 10% chromium. It is corrosion- and heat- resistant. It has specialty alloys with added elements, nickel for increased corrosion resistance, ductility and workability, molybdenum for increased corrosion-resistance, particularly resistance to pitting, increased creep strength and high- temperature strength. Also, columbium and titanium for stabilization
Example: SS 301are: Austenitic stainless; Good corrosion resistance; Elevated carbon to allow for cold working to a variety of tempers; 1/4 hard, 1/2 hard, 3/4 hard, full hard, extra full hard and high yield tempers; Easily formed in the annealed condition; Deforming the material in the tempered condition as cracking and tearing can result; Intermediate annealing only serves to reduce the hardness and therefore ultimate properties
Another metal is Phosphorus bronze which consists of; Alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% of tin and a significant phosphorus content of up to 1% (the phosphorus is added as deoxidizing agent during melting); Toughness, strength, low coefficient of friction, and fine grain; Phosphorus also improves the fluidity of the molten metal
Example: Phosphorus Bronze 521 (CA521) are as follows: Good capacity for cold worked; Excellent suitability for soldering, brazing; Relatively fair rating for resistance welding.
Beryllium Copper is a metal that consists of: Metal alloy of copper and 0.5 to 3% beryllium. It has significant metalworking and operating performance qualities. It is Ductile, weldable, and a machinable alloy. Beryllium Copper can be heat-treated to improve its strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. Its used in manufacturing of low-current contacts and electrical connectors.
Example: Beryllium Copper 174 consists of; High conductivity; Superior strength; Good surface and shape throughout coil; Consistent physical properties; Conductivity up to 60% and Yield strength up to 125 KSI.
Brass metal is an Alloy of copper and zinc. These proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties
Molybdenum consist of the following elements: Great conductors of heat; Can withstand extremely hot temperature applications; Used for lighting applicationsNylon (Poylamide) Characteristics; High strength and rigidity; Very good impact strength; Good elastic properties; High resistance to chemicals; Dimensional stability; Low tendency to creep; Exceptional sliding friction properties; Simple processing; Excellent electrical insulation properties Applications