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AMS 4880

Horizontal Continuous Casted


  • Exceptional Mechanical Properties: This AMS bronze offers outstanding mechanical properties that surpass conventional nickel-aluminum bronzes and rival beryllium copper.
  • Versatile Applications: This versatile alloy is suitable for a wide range of applications, including those involving abrasive wear, friction, deformation, and chemical erosion.
  • Cost-Effective Performance: This aluminum bronze offers impressive cost savings through superior production methods, reduced material usage, weight reduction, lower machining costs, and elimination of scrap.
  • Expanding Applications: Originally developed for aerospace specifications, AMS 4880 is rapidly gaining popularity in industries such as marine and industrial applications.
Properties and Specifications

AMS 4880 is a remarkable nickel aluminum bronze alloy known for its exceptional properties and specifications. Produced through a continuous casting process and heat treatment, this alloy offers outstanding mechanical properties that exceed those of conventional nickel aluminum bronzes, even rivaling beryllium copper, while being more cost effective and without the associated industrial hygiene requirements. This AMS bronze offers high strength, corrosion resistance, and superior wear resistance, making it an ideal choice for applications involving heavy loads, friction, abrasive wear, and corrosion. Its impressive properties have led to its adoption in a variety of industries, including aerospace, marine, and industrial applications.


AMS 4880, a versatile nickel aluminum bronze alloy, finds its niche in a wide range of critical applications. This alloy excels in environments where abrasive wear, friction, deformation, and chemical erosion are prevalent. Common applications include aircraft bearings and bushings, pump and marine shafts, wear rings, valve spindles and seats, and various machine tool components. Originally developed for aerospace specifications, the alloy has rapidly expanded its footprint and is in demand in industries requiring enhanced mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. It’s the preferred choice for aircraft landing gear bearings, pipe-bending industry tools, gear wheels, and wear and guide plates, among other applications.

Best used

For heavy loads, friction, abrasive wear and corrosion.

Ideally suited for

Applications involving abrasive wear, friction, deformation and chemical erosion, including Aircraft bearings / bushings, pump and marine shafts and wear rings, valve spindles and seats, machine tool parts.

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