What is Copper?
Because its color is purplish red, copper is well known as red copper or pure copper ,which is industrial pure copper with melting point of 1083℃, no isomeric transformation, relative density of 8.9/cm3, which is five times of magnesium. Based on the same volume, its weight is about 15% heavier than ordinary steel.
Because of its rose red, the surface of copper will show purple after forming oxide film , so it is generally known as red copper. It is copper containing some oxygen, so it is also called oxygen contained copper.
Advantages of Copper Alloy Forging
Copper alloy forging refers to the copper alloy components made from forging process. Copper alloy forgings have very good conductivity and thermal conductivity, besides, the plasticity is also very good. So, copper alloy forging can be widely used for components that applied in wire, cable, ect, which has a high requirement of electrical conductivity.
Copper alloy, second only to silver in conductivity and thermal conductivity, is widely used in the forging production of electrical and thermal conductivity equipment components. Besides, because of its good corrosion resistance, copper alloy forgings can also be used in the chemical industry. Also, copper alloy forgings have good weldability,can be welded for any purpose.
Although copper gets its name from its purplish red color, it is not necessarily pure copper, but is sometimes added with a small amount of deoxidized elements or other elements to improve the material and performance, and is therefore classified as a copper alloy. We can divide copper into ordinary copper (T1、T2、T3), oxygen-free copper, deoxidized copper and special copper containing a small amount of alloying elements (arsenic copper, tellurium copper, silver copper)