863 Manganese Bronze

863 Manganese Bronze


Manganese Bronze 863 is a high strength bronze or high tensile brass (HTB3). It is an exceptionally strong material that has higher hardness and strength ratings than even 304/316 stainless steel. 863 also has good wearing properties and good ductility, making it suitable for extra heavy-duty slow speed bearings and for hydraulic cylinder components. Good lubrication is required for components made from 863. This material has reasonable corrosion resistance, but de-zincification can occur under certain conditions.

Common Applications

Bridge Pins
Forming Dies for Pulp Industry
Heavy Load Slow Speed Bearings
High Strength Machine Parts
Hydraulic Cylinder Parts
Valve Stems
Wear Rings

Key Features

Exceptionally strong
Good wearing properties
Suitable for hydraulic cylinder components
Suitable for heavy duty bearings
Reasonable corrosion resistance

Material Profile

Size Range
Metric Size Range (mm)
Imperial Size Range (in)
NZ (Availability)
AUS (Availability)
Manufacturing Method
Continuous Cast & Centrifugal

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Chemical Composition

Element Symbol Range % Nominal %
Copper Cu 60.0-66.0 63.0
Aluminium Al 5.0-7.5 6.0
Iron Fe 2.0-4.0 3.0
Manganese Mn 2.5-5.0 3.5
Tin Sn 0.2 maximum
Lead Pb 0.2 maximum
Nickel Ni 1.0 maximum
Zinc Zn Balance

Mechanical Properties

Metric Values Imperial Values
Tensile Strength Min 758 N/mm² 110000
Yield Strength Min 427 N/mm² 62000
Elongation Min 14% 14%
Hardness Min 223 BHN 223 BHN

Comparative Specifications

BS1400 – HTB3 *

AS1565 C86300

ASTM B505, B271 – C86300

SA E 430 *

JIS H5121 – CAC304C (HBsC4) *

DIN 1709 CuZn25Al5*

* Similar but not identical


Data Sheet

Alloy 863 (Manganese Bronze) Data Sheet

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Bronze Manufacturing Processes

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