Copper: An Introduction


Depending on its mechanical properties, copper can be used in a variety of applications. Due to its strength, hardness, thermal conductivity, and corrosion resistance, copper is a popular material valued for its aesthetic and functional properties. Copper can be made into alloys to improve its mechanical properties as well.

Copper Information

Features Info
Subtypes 101, 110
Process Fabrication of sheet metal and CNC machining
Intolerance ISO 2768
Applications Wire connectors, bus bars, gaskets, and other electrical components
Finishing Options Machined, media-blasted, or hand-polished

Subtypes of Copper Available

Types of subtypes Tensile strength (yield strength) Break elongation Hardness Density Temperature maximum
Copper 110 (1/2 hard) 42,000 psi 20 percent F40 Rockwell The density of the material is 0.322 pounds per cubic inch. 500°F
Copper 101 A pressure of 37,000 pounds per square inch (half hard) 14 percent F60 Rockwell The density of the material is 0.323 pounds per cubic inch. 500°F