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Extruded and Drawn Rods


  • Exceptional Corrosion Resistance: Excellent resistance to seawater and non-oxidizing mineral acids, making it ideal for marine and offshore applications.
  • High Mechanical Stability: This alloy maintains its mechanical properties at temperatures up to 315°C, ensuring reliable performance in a variety of industrial environments.
  • Versatile Applications: It is a versatile material used for cams, bushings, and bearings, making it suitable for a wide range of medium-duty applications.
  • Unique Alloy Microstructure: The consistent superiority of AMPCO® 15 is due to its unique alloy microstructure, which ensures reliable and durable performance across all industries.
Properties and Specifications

A wrought aluminum-iron-copper alloy, AMPCO® 15 is known for its remarkable properties. With excellent mechanical stability at temperatures up to 315°C and a machinability of 50%, it’s a versatile choice for medium-duty applications. This alloy also has excellent corrosion resistance in seawater and non-oxidizing mineral acids, making it ideal for harsh environments. The alloy can be hot worked and annealed at specified temperatures for optimum performance. Its consistent superiority over commercial bronze is due to its unique alloy microstructure, often referred to as the “AMPCO phase”. Consisting of 88% copper, 9% aluminum, and 3% iron, AMPCO® 15 conforms to ASTM and ASME standards, ensuring its reliability in a variety of industrial environments.


AMPCO® 15 alloy is used in a wide range of industrial applications. Its superior corrosion resistance to seawater and non-oxidizing mineral acids make it a top choice for marine and offshore applications. In industrial applications, the alloy is used for cams, bushings, bearing cages, valve stems, guides, and sleeve bearings. Its versatility and exceptional mechanical properties also make it an ideal choice for medium-duty wear and fatigue applications. Whether in marine, aerospace, automotive, or other industries, it provides consistent performance and durability, making it a valuable material for a variety of engineering needs.

Best used

For cams, bushings, bearing retainer cages, valve stems and guides, sleeve bearings.

Ideally suited for

Medium-duty application involving wear and fatigue.

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Extruded and Drawn Rods
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Dimensional Capabilities

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Dimensional Capabilities

Mechanical Properties Composition

These are nominal values as these tables are used for comparative purposes. If specific figures are required, please go to the product page and download the technical data sheets for exact specs.

D kg/dm3
Rm Mpa
RP 0,5 Mpa
A5 %
Coefficient of friction

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