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Columbia Metals Semi-Finished Non-Ferrous Metals

Columbia Metals is one of the leading non-ferrous metal stockholders in Europe. Our stock range includes high-performance copper, nickel and stainless-steel alloys for all industries and applications. We specialise in the supply of high-performance alloys with superior strength characteristics for the most technically demanding applications. You will find our alloys in critical applications from aerospace to marine, from offshore oil and gas to chemical processing, and from power generation to motorsport.

Aerospace alloys for technically demanding applications

Columbia Metals has a large stock range of fully traceable materials ready for immediate supply to the aerospace industry. We have established a collection of dedicated aerospace grades in stainless steel, nickel and copper-based alloys, including a range of our own trademark alloys to meet the needs of more demanding safety critical components.

Alloy ranges include the BS “S” series stainless, DTD specifications, BS B series of copper-based alloys and other grades including thermal expansion alloys, nickel superalloys and our own range of trademark alloys.

Trademark alloys for aerospace applications

Uniquely within the stockholding industry, Columbia Metals has established itself as a supplier of its own extensive range of trademark alloys. Our flagship alloy is Nibron Special, an extra-high-strength copper nickel silicon. Nibron displays exceptional strength, toughness and corrosion resistance. Within the aerospace industry, typical applications of Nibron include aircraft landing gear bushes, actuating sleeves, steering gear, bearing bushes, non-magnetic bolts and control surface components.

Aerospace approvals for non-ferrous metal supply

When purchasing from Columbia Metals you can be assured you’re in safe hands. We have ISO 9001:2015 certification audited yearly by the British Standards Institute (BSI). In addition, we hold the finest approvals for material supply into aerospace manufacturers including Rolls-Royce, Messier-Dowty, BAE Systems, Honeywell and Agusta Westland.

All our material is fully certified with full batch traceability and we can provide certification from Lloyd’s Register (3.2) and DNV. With our qualified team of metallurgists, we are available to respond to any technical and material enquiries, free of charge.

One of Europe’s most extensive ranges of alloys

Columbia Metals stocks material in round bar, hexagon, sheet, flat bar, square and tube in sizes from 1/4in to 10in diameter. We are able to cut material to meet customer requirements and can offer ultrasonic testing, precision bar grinding and chemical/mechanical analysis as required. Through our nationwide branch network, material is physically available ex-stock in our warehouses for next day delivery within the UK and immediate dispatch worldwide.

Specialised steel and nickel forgings with fast delivery

Through a partnership with a long-established forge in Italy, Columbia Metals also offers specialised steel and nickel forgings. Products available are forged rings with an outside diameter of up to 1,250mm and inner diameter of up to 900mm, in addition to flanges, valves, hollow bars, adapters and seats. Forgings are available in a variety of steels as well as nickel and aluminium alloys.

Non-ferrous metal stockholding expertise

Columbia Metals has been serving the engineering industry since 1961 and has an excellent reputation for the supply of advanced engineering metals and alloys. Our quality management system ensures we only source material from quality mills. Please complete the form below for a competitive quotation.

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Columbia Metals Opens New Headquarters in Bedford, UK

Columbia Metals is delighted to announce the opening of a new 20,000ft² warehouse and office facility in Bedford, UK.

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Nibron Special® Nickel Bronze Alloy

Nibron Special® is the cornerstone of Columbia Metals' alloy range. It is extra high-strength nickel bronze and offers a highly effective combination of properties not found in any other alloy.

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Columbia Metals Ltd

North, Scotland and International

Union Street South

Halifax

HX1 2LA

West Yorkshire

United Kingdom

+44 1422 343026 +44 1422 346587 www.columbiametals.com

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20 November 2017

Columbia Metals is delighted to announce the opening of a new 20,000ft² warehouse and office facility in Bedford, UK.

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13 May 2017

Columbia Metals has published an updated guide on Nibron Special® for the use of design engineers and material specifiers.

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12 April 2017

The EU referendum result has taken the wind out of the sails of the UK's precision engineers, according to Columbia Metals' Q2 survey of market conditions in the sector.

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22 September 2015

Precision engineering companies in the UK remain confident that sales levels will remain stable or increase over the next 12 months despite the steep declines in the prices of oil and copper since the start of 2015, according to Columbia Metals' first survey on market conditions in the sector.

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28 October 2014

Columbia Metals is delighted to unveil its new company website.

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20 March 2014

High-performance copper, nickel and stainless steel alloys stockholder Columbia Metals has been featured in a Reuters news report on the prospects for the copper market. The copper price is currently hovering around a four-year low.

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28 March 2013

Colsibro is a precipitation hardening copper nickel silicon that offers a remarkable blend of physical and mechanical attributes unrivalled by many other grades of copper alloy.

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18 March 2013

Columbia Metals has released a white paper entitled 'Nibron Special® Nickel Bronze Alloy'.

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Regional Offices

Columbia Metals Ltd

North, Scotland and International

Union Street South

Halifax

HX1 2LA

West Yorkshire

United Kingdom

+44 1422 343026 +44 1422 346587 www.columbiametals.com
Head Office and Technical

Columbia Metals Ltd

Unit E, Ronald Close

Woburn Road Industrial Estate

Kempston

MK42 7SH

Bedfordshire

United Kingdom

+44 1234 608888 +44 1234 608800
Midlands and Wales

Columbia Metals Ltd

Unit E, Ronald Close

Woburn Road Industrial Estate

Kempston

MK42 7SH

Bedfordshire

United Kingdom

+44 1234 608888 +44 1234 608800
London and South

Columbia Metals Ltd

Wingfield Mews, Wingfield Street

Peckham

London

SE15 4LH

London

United Kingdom

0207 732 1022 0207 732 1029

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