microcast

AMPCO METAL produces a number of engineered high performance aluminum bronze and specialty copper alloys using a patented technology called MICROCAST®. Based on the exclusive magnetic steering (Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic) at the melting/casting furnace, this manufacturing process produces an extremely fine grain and uniform microstructure, promoting excellent dispersion of the alloy chemical elements for consistency quality and durability.

Advantages/Benefits of MICROCAST® AMPCO® alloys

AMPCO METAL’s patented MICROCAST® manufacturing process for continuous cast rod, rectangle and tube, affords the following benefits:

  • Fine and most uniform grain size available vs. standard products.
  • Exhibit stable properties over the wide range of working temperatures, similar to their wrought equivalents.
  • High specific strength, allowing components to be fabricated in smaller dimensions, saving component weight.
  • High tensile and fatigue strength available in a non-galling bearing and bushing material
  • Outstanding wear resistance when properly lubricated.

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