Tough Copper Alloys

Tough Copper Alloys Inc. (TCA)

Tough Copper Alloys Inc.

Tough Copper Alloys Inc. (TCA) is a sub-brand of Sağlam Metal, located in Turkey, which is the leading manufacturer company in the world. TCA produces a wide range of special bronze and hard copper alloys that are used for various applications in different industries, such as aerospace, defense, marine, energy, construction, white goods, mold making, manufacturing, machinery, rail systems and automotive.

Why Choose TCA?

TCA has many advantages over other competitors in the market, such as:

  • Sustainability: TCA works with conscious resource consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint by making clean energy choices.
  • Experience: TCA has been serving many industries since 1997 and has a unique knowledge of processes, specifications and applications of copper-based alloys.
  • Planning: TCA has large stock areas and well-planned production systems that enable fast delivery services to its customers.
  • Special alloys: TCA can produce copper alloys that are customized according to the customer’s specific demands and quality standards.

What are the Benefits of Bronze and Copper Alloys?

Bronze and copper alloys are special alloys that have superior mechanical and physical properties compared to other metals. Some of these properties are:

  • Resistance: These alloys are resistant to heavy loads, abrasive wear, friction, deformation, high temperatures, oxidation and corrosion.
  • Strength: These alloys have high tensile strength, hardness and fatigue strength that make them suitable for demanding applications.
  • Conductivity: These alloys have high electrical and thermal conductivity that allow them to transfer heat and electricity efficiently.
  • Machinability: These alloys have good machinability and can be easily casted, forged, heat-treated and CNC machined according to the technical drawing.

What are the Products of TCA?

TCA produces practically every recognized copper-based alloy in the form of plates, rounds or pipes using special processes in accordance with ISO 9100 quality system. Some of the products are:

  • Aluminum Bronzes: These are alloys of copper and aluminum that have high strength, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. They are used for bushings and bearings in landing gears, wheels, brake components, wing and tail actuators and doors in aerospace industry.
  • Tin Bronzes: These are alloys of copper and tin that have good corrosion resistance and low friction. They are used for gears, valves, pumps and marine propellers.
  • Copper Nickel Bronzes: These are alloys of copper and nickel that have excellent resistance to seawater corrosion and erosion. They are used for marine applications such as ship propellers, shafts and hulls.
  • Pure Copper Alloys: These are alloys of copper with small amounts of other elements that improve their properties. They have high electrical and thermal conductivity and ductility. They are used for electrical wires, cables, connectors and heat exchangers.
  • Hard Copper Alloys: These are alloys of copper with other elements such as beryllium, chromium or nickel that increase their hardness and strength. They have high fatigue strength and wear resistance. They are used for springs, contacts, switches and relays.