Bronze Bars: Golden on Its Own

Sure, bronze may not have the same market value as gold, but it doesn’t make it any less valuable especially in terms of utility and function. A metal alloy resulting from the combination of 88% copper and 12% tin, bronze has found itself to be among the strongest kind of metal around.

Its strength is what makes it reliable, and its durability is what makes it certainly appealing. The copper-tin combination is not the only one available, though. It could also be mixed with other kinds of metals, such as zinc, aluminum, manganese, and nickel, in varying degrees of proportion.

Bronze Properties

Depending on which kind of combination you choose, you can expect a gradation in the quality of the bronze material. Regardless, though, you can still expect the same standard properties of this metal, such as machinability, ductility, and stiffness.

Bronze is also favored for use in forming and sculpting shapes out of it because it does not spark even when struck with a hard object on the surface. Other kinds of metal do, thereby making working with them a bit more tedious than bronze.

Bronze, much like copper, is very much useful for many, various things. From fixtures to tools, even to artwork, those working with this material can enjoy not only its durability, but also its added aesthetic value.

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