Case Studies

Our wide range of alloys is used in a variety of applications throughout the engineering industry. Within our range we stock proprietary alloys – available only from Columbia Metals – which are widely specified in safety-critical and high performance applications demanding exceptional mechanical properties.

Our product mix is complemented with outstanding levels of customer service and technical support. This combination has led to hundreds of precision engineering companies relying on Columbia Metals as a valued and trusted supplier.

In this section, explore some recent applications of our products and understand why engineering companies choose to partner with Columbia Metals.

 

C106 copper tube

Rolls-Royce engine cylinder blocks

A passion for Rolls-Royce cars and an ambition to perfect the design of cylinder blocks are the twin engines of Kent-based Ameeco Engineering. The...> Read more

Colsibro®

Motorcycle racing engines

The restoration of original MV Agusta racing motorcycles is a passionate interest of Mark Kay, the director of MV Meccanica Verghera. His company has...> Read more

Coldur-A®

Wooden yacht keel bolts

Andrew Edmonds, the proprietor of Compass Marine Yacht Surveys, was tasked with the almost complete rebuild of a 35m long wooden motor yacht...> Read more

Nibron Special®

Extra high strength cupronickel

Oliver Valvetek produces an extensive range of needle and ball valves used in hostile subsea environments around the world. The high strength...> Read more

Colsibro®

Copper nickel silicon

When clients send blueprints to BLR Engineering for the manufacture of specialised automotive components, the company relies on only the highest...> Read more

Coldur-A®

Tonypandy Cup winner 2014

Contemporary blacksmith Andy Hopper AWCB used Coldur-A®, a proprietary alloy from Columbia Metals, to design a staircase handrail that was...> Read more

Coldur-A®

Chandelier candle holders

The use of Coldur-A® for chandelier candle holders at a world famous theatre is one of the more creative applications for this versatile alloy....> Read more

Trojan

High strength copper nickel silicon

Guy Croft Racing Engines have specialised material requirements for the build and maintenance of Fiat and Lancia competition engines. For the...> Read more