Bronze is one of the most important alloys of Copper
Although bronze, one of the most important alloys of copper, was previously known as a mixture of copper and tin, in today’s usage, all alloys except copper-nickel, copper-beryllium and copper-zinc alloy are called bronze. Copper-zinc mixture alloys are called brass, and brass containing 10% zinc is also called commercial bronze. Bronze finds more use than copper because it is harder than copper, melts more easily, and is poured more suitable for mold. We can even say that some bronzes are harder than iron. These bronzes find use in the manufacture of gun barrels and machine beds. Bronze predominantly contains silicon, aluminum and tin elements. When the rates of these elements increase, the hardness and resistance of the bronze alloy also increases. When the ratio of these elements increases, the hardness and resistance of the bronze alloy also increases. Small amounts of elements can be listed as manganese, iron, lead and phosphorus. We can see that phosphor bronze is mainly used in the construction of pumps, valves and bushings. We can see that bronze is mainly used in metal currency production.