Institute of Metal Technology  
212030 Mogilev, Bialynitskaga-Biruli Str. 11

Production of billets from antifriction silumin









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Alena Patuk
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The Institute of Metal Technology offers consumers billets from antifriction silumin with high mechanical and antifriction properties to replace bronzes, brass, babbits in friction units of various machines and mechanisms under a manufacturing agreement and is looking for partners to conclude a distribution services agreement.
Anti-friction silumin (AS) is an innovative development of the Institute, today it is the most promising substitute for bronze. This is a new, relatively light and wear-resistant aluminum-based alloy with high mechanical and anti-friction properties, which is used to replace bronzes, brass, babbits in friction units of various machines and mechanisms.
ITM NAS of Belarus is the developer and the only manufacturer of billets from this material.

Antifriction silumin
 Tensile strength σv, MPa   300-450
 Yield strength σt, MPa 250-300
 Relative elongation, % 1-5
 Hardness, HB 110-150
 Density, g/cm3 2.8
 Coefficient of linear expansion, α∙106, °С  28-30
 Wear resistance 0.5∙10-8 - 1∙10-7 – intensity of linear wear with lubrication,
6.5∙10-11 - 6.5∙10-10 – intensity of mass wear with lubrication,
5.5∙-10-3 - 10-9 – intensity of mass wear without lubrication,
0.001-0.05 cm/h - mass wear rate with lubrication,
0.005-0.9 cm/h - mass wear rate without lubrication.
 Friction coefficient 0.01-0.06 - with lubrication,
0.3-0.8 - without lubrication.
 Max. operating temperature, °C   up to 120
 Shaft hardness, HRC  not less than 20
  Permissible load (MPa) - speed (m / s) up to 100 MPa - 0.5 m / s,
up to 50 MPa - 1 m / s,
up to 10 MPa - 5 m / s.
 Corrosion resistance Corrosion resistant or insensitive to oil, gas condensate, gasoline, kerosene, water and atmospheric pollution.
Corrosion is caused by hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, alkali.
Billets made of antifriction silumin are processed on lathes,
milling, gear-cutting, planing and other metal-cutting machines with
using coolant.
 Lubrication It is recommended to use in a lubricating medium (IA20, IA40, Litol, etc.).

Advantages and Innovations
A high degree of structural inversion and a highly dispersed microstructure provide silumins with globular silicon with unique anti-friction properties.

In terms of mechanical properties, billets made of AS are not inferior to similar ones made of bronze, and in terms of antifriction properties, they surpass them by 4..6 times. Billets from AS are cheaper than similar bronzes from Al-Fe and Pb-Zn-Sn by 2..2.5 times, and their weight is 2.5..3 times lower.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Comments regarding stage of development
At present, billets from AS are produced and supplied by the institute to enterprises of the Republic of Belarus: JSC "Plant" Optic "" (Lida), JSC "Belshina" (Bobruisk), RUPP "Machine-tool plant" Krasny Borets "" (B. Orsha), OAO Bobruiskselmash (Bobruisk), Production Association Gomselmash (Gomel), VS-Tekhnika (Polotsk), Transmaster (Mogilev) and Novaeks Plus (Mogilev), etc.
Funding source
State budged
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Patents granted
Secret know-how
Comments regarding IPS status
Patent BY 17697, patent RU 2504595
Sector group
Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies
Intelligent Energy
Maritime Industry and Services

Organization information

R&D institution
Year established
NACE keywords
C.24.10 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys
C.25.61 - Treatment and coating of metals
C.25.99 - Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
M.72.19 - Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Additional comments
- Development of theoretical foundations for controlling the processes of formation of the structure and properties of metals and alloys during their crystallization and solidification;
- Thermal physics and hydrodynamics of special types of casting;
- Creation of new materials and resource-saving technological processes for their production, processing and hardening.

The results of fundamental research of the institute are presented in scientific publications and are used by:
- when creating environmentally friendly resource-saving technologies for continuous casting of ingots from ferrous and non-ferrous alloys;
- development of new cast, including bimetallic, materials with high consumer properties (strength, ductility, density);
- development of wear-resistant composites based on carbon, including those with a gradient of physical and mechanical properties.

The Institute develops, manufactures, supplies, assembles and maintains equipment for:
- continuous casting of ferrous and non-ferrous metals;
- electroslag casting of blanks,
- including bimetallic ones;
- centrifugal casting of bimetals.

The Institute has developed and introduced high-performance, resource-saving, environmentally friendly technologies:
- continuous horizontal casting from cast iron and alloys based on copper and aluminum;
- continuous-cyclic freezing casting of cast-iron blanks of cylinder liners for engines and pneumatic compressors, piston and sealing rings for various purposes;
- continuous casting of reinforced copper chloride tape for water-activated power sources into a roller mold;
- manufacturing by centrifugal and electroslag casting methods of bimetallic castings with an extended service life;
- casting of high-quality blanks of zinc anodes for electroplating production from their waste;
- obtaining blanks of aluminum-silicon alloys with nanostructured silicon by casting by hardening;
- production of lead tape by the combined method of casting and rolling in a roll mould;
- production of cast parts from wear-resistant cast irons.
Languages spoken

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Distribution services agreement
Manufacturing agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in purchasing billets from anti-friction silumin, with high mechanical and anti-friction properties, to replace bronzes, brass, babbits in friction units of various machines and mechanisms under a manufacturing agreement.

Partners interested in purchasing billets from anti-friction silumin with high mechanical and anti-friction properties to replace bronzes, brass, babbits in friction units of various machines and mechanisms under a distribution services agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500 MNE
> 500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution
Sole proprietor


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