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Material

CNC Machined Copper

Lead Time
5 - 22 Days
Cost

$$

Tolerances
± 0.005 in

Description

Machined copper is a versatile metal widely used in various sectors due to its exceptional properties. It is highly malleable and corrosion-resistant, making it an ideal choice for industrial applications. Copper components can be enhanced in appearance and functionality through various finishing techniques. Its uses in different industries are limitless due to its exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity, antimicrobial properties, durability, and resistance to deformation. 

Machined Copper Key Characteristics

Characteristics may vary depending on the grade/alloy.

  • Antimicrobial
  • Corrosion Resistant 
  • Ductile
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Thermal Conduction

Machined Copper Applications

  • Brake Pads
  • Busbars
  • Circuit Boards
  • Connectors
  • Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Grounding
  • Electrical Wire Installations
  • Heatsinks 
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Roofing
  • Waveguides

Industries Utilizing Machined Copper

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Industrial
  • Medical, Dental, & Sciences
Why should you choose machined copper for your project?

Machined copper is a tried and tested material that has stood the test of time regarding its reliability and performance. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice for many projects, thanks to its ability to conduct heat and electricity efficiently and its inherent corrosion resistance.

Another critical advantage of copper is its versatility in terms of shape and size. Machine copper can be formed into intricate and customized components ideally suited to a given project’s specific demands, allowing maximum performance and effectiveness. Whether working on a small-scale project or an extensive industrial application, copper is an excellent choice to help you achieve your goals quickly and efficiently.

Finishes for machined copper

Finishing techniques for machined copper include polishing, buffing, and electroplating. Polishing involves using abrasive compounds to remove any marks or scratches on the surface of the copper. Buffing is similar to polishing but uses a finer abrasive combination to achieve a smoother finish. Electroplating involves adding a layer of metal onto the surface of the copper through an electrochemical process. This can improve the appearance and durability of the copper. Other techniques may include sandblasting, painting, or coating the surface with a protective finish. The finishing approach depends on the copper piece’s desired final appearance, function, and application.

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Grades/Alloys

Copper C11000

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 25000-29000

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 11000-17000

Hardness (Brinell): 82-92

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 60%

Copper C14500

Heat Treatable: No

Tensile Strength (Ultimate, PSI): 47900

Fatigue Strength (PSI): 13000

Hardness (Brinell): 60-130

Milled Parts Machinability (AISI Rating): 85%