C38500 Architectural Bronze

C38500 architectural bronze is one of the wrought alloy Diversified Bronze has available. This alloy has excellent machinability and is often used in architectural applications. With a golden luster, it enhances buildings’ interiors and exteriors.

Many manufacturers choose C38500 for architectural applications, builders’ hardware, and consumer applications. Some common applications include:

  • Bronze Architectural extrusions
  • Bronze Butts
  • Bronze Hinges
  • Bronze Lock bodies
  • Bronze Storefronts
  • Bronze Thresholds
  • Bronze Trim

Diversified Bronze has solid and cored bronze bars and other shapes available. Talk with a representative to discuss your specific needs.

Technical details

C38500 is made up of 57% copper, 40% aluminum, and 3% tin. The best welding techniques include:

  • Brazing
  • Soldering

C38500 Architectural Alloy Properties

Physical
Property
Imperial
Metric
Density
0.306 lb/in
8.47 g/cm3
 
Mechanical
Property
Imperial
Metric
Rockwell B Hardness
65
65
Tensile strength
60200 psi
415 MPa
Yield strength
20300 psi
140 MPa
Fracture strain
30%
30%
Machinability
95
95
Elastic modulus
16969 ksi
117 GPa
Poisson's ratio
0.34
0.34
 
Thermal
Property
Imperial
Metric
Thermal expansion coefficient (@20-300°C/68-572°F)
11.6 µin/in°F
20.9 µm/m°C
Thermal conductivity (@20.0°C/68°F)
854 BTU in/hr.ft².°F
123 W/mK