It offers good strength, hardness, and excellent corrosion resistance with superior heat and thermal conductivity. It also has a very appealing aesthetic.
Copper At a Glance
|Process compatibility||Applications||Alloys||Tolerances||Wall Thickness||Max Part Size||Strengths||Lead Time||Price|
|Bus bars, gaskets, wire connectors, and other electrical applications with High accuracy and repeatability.||Copper 101|
|Not lower than ±0.125mm (±0.005″) based on the drawing ( ISO 2768)||Minimum 0.80 mm (~0.03”); may vary depending on alloy and wall thickness-to-planar dimension ratios||200 x 80 x 100 cm||High Mechanical strength, with accuracy and repeatability||Minimum 3 days. Not more than 10 days; for all compex parts.||$$|
Introduction to Copper
Copper is used in various applications, from heat and electrical appliances to aesthetic products, because of its excellent thermal and electrical properties, including its shiny reddish-brown appeal.
Copper is highly machinable with CNC machining operations, so it is easy to maintain the dimensional stability of products. Unlike steel and ferrous materials, it does not form rust on the surface but strengthens high strength once it gets alloyed with other metals. Copper also offers ductility, which makes it perfect for wire and cable applications.