Pfinodal® UNS C72900
AMETEK Specialty Metal Products offers Pfinodal® UNS C72900 as a replacement for Toughmet® UNS C72900 and Beryllium Copper Alloys. AMETEK obtained patents for its powder metallurgically produced product in 1983 and has been serving customers in the Electronics, Oil & Gas, Aerospace and Industrial markets ever since.
Net Shapes and Bar Products
AMETEK's process produces near net shapes and bar products in a variety of alloys through the use of Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP) and Pneumatic Isostatic Forging (PIF) to create wrought products. The process begins with chemistry-controlled powders that are consolidated to oversized shapes through the CIP process. These products are then processed through a high temperature sinter and then fully consolidated through the PIF process. Our patented process translates to superb metallurgical properties combined with low costs and the shortest processing lead-time in the industry.
The CIP/PIF process has leant itself to the production of bearing materials. The consolidation of Pfinodal® UNS C72900 has been used in market-leading tri-cone drill bits for over 20 years and continues to expand into new down-hole applications due to its well-suited characteristics. These materials have crossed markets and are now also used in Aerospace bushings in landing gear; replacing Beryllium Copper products due to improvement in key properties and health concerns surrounding the machining and handling of Beryllium.