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AMS 4880 Nickel Aluminum Bronze 'E'
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AMS 4880 Nickel Aluminum Bronze 'E'

Standards: AMS 4880

AMS 4880 Nickel Aluminum Bronze is one of the most popular landing gear bushing materials specified today along with AMS 4640 material. NBM's brand of AMS 4880 is continuous cast and heat treated. Our AMS 4880 has outstanding mechanical properties and typically exceeds those of AMS 4640. In many cases NBM's AMS 4880 can be substituted for AMS 4640 with the advantage of our material being available in hollow bar, which provides for great cost savings due to weight reductions and a huge elimination of scrap. We can also supply rough machined blanks in this alloy, which helps to reduce scrap issues even further. Please send us your drawings.

Advantages of AMS 4880D Tube over AMS 4640 solid Round Bars: PDF Download

Typical Uses for AMS 4880 Nickel Aluminum Bronze:

AEROSPACE: Landing Gear Bushings & Bearings, Valve Guides, Stems, Seats

INDUSTRIAL: Corrosion Resistant Parts, Wear Rings, Machine Tool Parts, Piston Guides, Worm Wheels, Hot Mill Gurdes

MARINE: Propeller Hubs, Wear Rings, Hardware, Worm Gears, Shafts, Sleeves


Product Type Temper Type
Centrifugal ASTM B271, SAE J462, J461, AMS 4880
Continuous ASTM B505, SAE J462, J461, AMS 4880
Ingot ASTM B30
Precision ASTM B806
Sand ASTM B148, B763, SAE J461, J462

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Al Cu Fe Mn Ni Sn Zn
Min/Max 9.7-10.9 78.0 min 2.0-3.5 1.5 4.5-5.5 .20 .30
Nominals 10.3 - 2.7 - 5.0 - -
Product Property US Customary Metric
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 90 10-6 per oF (68-572 F) 16.2 . 10-6 per oC (20-300 C)
Density 0.272 lb/in3 at 68 F 7.53 gm/cm3 @ 20 C
Electrical Conductivity 8.5 %IACS @ 68 F 0.049 MegaSiemens/cm @ 20 C
Electrical Resistivity 122.8 ohms-cmil/ft @ 68 F 20.41 microhm-cm @ 20 C
Magnetic Permeability (As Cast) 1.32 1.32
Magnetic Permeability (TQ50 temper) 1.2 1.2
Melting Point - Liquidus 1930 F 1054 C
Melting Point - Solidus 1900 F 1038 C
Modulas of Elasticity in Tension 16000 ksi 110000 MPa
Poisson's Ratio 0.32 0.32
Specific Gravity 7.53 7.53
Specific Heat Capacity 0.1 Btu/lb/oF at 68 F 419.0 J/kg . oK at 293 K
Thermal Conductivity 24.2 Btu . ft/(hr . ft2 . oF)at 68F 41.9 W/m . oK at 20 C
Joining Technique Suitability
Brazing Good
Coated Metal Arc Welding Not Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Machinability Rating 50%
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Soldering Excellent

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