Threaded Rod in Silicon Bronze
Threaded Rods are long rods that are fully threaded from end to end. They are similar to the threaded portion of a bolt but are much larger and do not feature a head. Also known as threaded bars, all-thread, and threaded studs, threaded rods are used to join and stabilize structures or objects, often into ceilings or walls.
Since threaded rod has threading running their entire length, they can fully engage nuts or other female-threaded components, such as coupling nuts. This makes threaded rod excel at tension applications specifically.
Threaded rod in this selection comes in silicon bronze. Silicon bronze fasteners are made of copper, silicon, and various other alloys such as zinc, tin, iron, and manganese. The color of silicon bronze may vary based on the amount of copper in the fastener.
Silicon Bronze is superior in corrosion resistance to 316 stainless steel, though it is more expensive than most fasteners. It's used in marine environments, corrosive environments, and high heat environments. Silicon bronze is similar in color to copper and is sometimes used in finish applications for the color.
What is threaded rod used for?
Threaded rods have various applications, effectively being used as a pin to fasten or connect two materials together. They are also used as supports to stabilize structures in some applications.
How is threaded rod measured?
Threaded rod is measured Diameter-Threading x Length. For example, you may find a threaded rod measuring 1/4"-20 x 6ft. The 1/4" is the rod's diameter, the 20 means there are 20 threads per inch of rod, and the 6ft is how long the rod is.
What is silicon bronze used for?
Silicon bronze is used primarily in marine applications for its high corrosion resistance, non-magnetic properties, rich appearance, and ability to resist the corrosive action of water.
What is silicon bronze?
Silicon bronze is an alloy made of copper, silicon, and various other alloys such as zinc, tin, iron, and manganese. It's known for its appealing surface finish and superior corrosion resistant properties, even when submerged in saltwater.
What is the difference between brass and bronze?
Brass is highly malleable, has a dull gold appearance, good saltwater corrosion resistance, and isn't as hard as steel. It's used for decorative purposes and in marine applications. In contrast, bronze is hard but brittle, has excellent corrosion resistance against salt water, tends to be a reddish-brown color, and is used in marine applications on boats and electrical connectors.
Is silicon bronze magnetic?
Silicon bronze is not magnetic.