Richard Chandler, formally Production Manager at NovaCast, is taking on a the newly created role of Technical Sales Manager at the company’s Melksham Head Office. During a difficult few years for the UK metal casting industry, NovaCast has continued to prosper, largely due to its outward-looking approach to world markets and its willingness to invest in people, technology and infrastructure within its Melksham Foundry…
LEADED GUNMETAL LG2
(BS 1400 1985 LG2)
Leaded Bronzes and Gunmetals (also known as Red Brass) offer better machining characteristics than other Bronzes while maintaining a good balance of corrosion resistance and strength. LG2 is a general purpose leaded gunmetal conforming to the requirements BS1400 – 1985 alloy LG2. The substantial lead content gives it excellent machining qualities, it has medium strength, good pressure tightness and it is not subject to dezincification. LG2 has excellent resistance to superheated steam applications and has reasonable corrosion resistance to seawater and brine, making it suitable for pressure-tight pump and valve components, pump impellers, fittings and general engineering applications.
Chemical Composition – CuSn5Pb5Zn5
For detailed Chemical Composition, Typical Mechanical Properties and Comparative Specifications please view the LG2 data sheet.