Bronze billets is a term used in metallurgy to describe solid bars produced in metal alloy chosen and used as raw material for machining parts. They are produced by the continuous casting process, usually having a cylindrical shape with a diameter ranging from 12 mm to 200 mm.
The bronze billets are used as raw material for making bushings, washers, rings and many other parts employed in various branches of activity. The billets are available in various bronze alloys, such as-11, IBz IBz-21, IBz-31, IBz-41, IBz-55, and IBz-63.
Manufacture of Billets
The manufacture of billets uses cast bronze by the continuous casting process, generating cylindrical billet of high-quality alloys, which ensure a uniform structure and end product of high performance and durability.
The continuous casting is the process in which molten metal is solidified in a semi-finished product, in the form of billet. This allows you to achieve the best performance, quality, productivity and lower costs with automated processes that generate a more standardized billet.
The bronze billets are produced and marketed in various diameters, sizes, and lengths, according to the need expressed by the client.
Italbronze is able to meet the national standards of ABNT-Brazilian Association for Technical Standards and at international and country or region to which the product is intended, such as:
- ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials (USA);
- A Unifed Numbering System (USES);
- SAE Society of Automotive Engineers (USA);
- DIN Deutsches Institutfür Normung (Germany);
- UNI Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (Italy);
- JIS Japanese Industrial Standard (Japan);
- BS British Standard (England).
The renown of bronze billets must be the constant implementation of new models and patterns of production efficiency in its processes. Human excellence policies, among which is the Six Sigma, ensure better quality throughout the production line.