Copper is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys. Architectural structures built with copper corrode to give green verdigris or patina.
Alro stocks 110 Copper, CDA C11000, a grade with the highest electrical conductivity of any metal except silver. Copper has an extremely wide range of applications based on its conductivity, corrosion resistance, workability, and beauty. C110 Copper has high electrical and thermal conductivity, good corrosion resistance and solderability. Alro stocks copper plate, copper bar, copper rod and copper sheet in various shapes and sizes to meet your needs.
Alro stocks C17200, also known as Alloy 25, the most commonly utilized beryllium copper (BeCu) alloy and is notable for exhibiting the highest strength and hardness compared to commercial copper alloys. 172 copper strength and hardness are similar to that of steel. Beryllium Copper has extremely high hardness and tensile strength but less electrical conductivity than Class III alloys. C17200 copper's ultimate tensile and Rockwell hardness properties in a peak aged condition are in the 200 ksi range and RC 45 respectively (electrical conductivity 22% IACS minimum). End uses include electrical, fasteners, industrial pumps and bearings, firing pins and other tools. Alro stocks 172 BeCu copper plate and copper sheet in various thicknesses and widths.