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Choose the Raw Materials That Are Right for Your Custom Parts

Your industry and parts application will dictate the materials you need. Fortunately, Diversified Bronze & Manufacturing offers a wide range of raw materials just right for you. No matter which you choose, our custom machine shop’s machining and fabricating capabilities include:

  • Grooving
  • Turning
  • Boring
  • Broaching
  • Facing
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Deburring


What You Need to Know to Make the Right Choice

Relatively easy to shape, aluminum alloys offer the highest levels of machinability when compared with other lightweight metals. Aluminum is resistant to corrosion, has a high strength to weight ratio, and is economical. It takes less time to machine aluminum than other metals, as it does not require additional finishes.

Aluminum Bronze
Aluminum bronze, an alloy comprised of copper and aluminum, is valued for its superior strength and is an ideal metal to use when that attribute is needed. It is also tarnish- and corrosion-resistant, with low oxidation rates at high temperatures.

Comprise of copper and zinc, the benefits of brass include excellent strength and easy machinability with a minimum of tool wear and breakage. Brass can be polished and is a good choice for a variety of custom part needs.

Cast Bronze
Cast bronze is a very good choice when building an original piece of equipment with a metal-on-metal application. Cast bronze is often used in the manufacturing of machine parts, such as bearings, gears, valves, and sleeves.

Plastic is a cost-effective material for custom component machining because of its versatility, mechanical toughness, and good dimensional stability. When you need precision-machine parts made to exact specifications, plastic is always an excellent choice.

Powdered Metal
Powdered metal is a material comprised of metal powders, such as aluminum, copper, and iron. It is an affordable alternative and a sound material choice if you need precision parts for use in a high tolerance environment. Powdered metal is self-lubricating and can be used for lubricating parts such as bushings and bearings.

While steel may be a more economical material choice because of its cost, it typically requires more machining. As such, the additional time required to machine steel may outweigh its low surface cost. The benefit of choosing steel lies in its strength, as its less likely to warp under weight, force, or heat.


DBM Works With Your Materials

When you choose DBM, you get a machine shop that is adept and experienced in machining a wide range of raw materials. That makes DBM your one-stop source for all your machine part needs. To receive your customized quote, call DBM today at (888) 722-8260.