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C521 Bronze (CuSn8)

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Alloy C521 is a high tin alloy of the phosphor bronze family. The additional tin relative to the more commonly used C510 results in higher mechanical properties with a modest reduction in electrical conductivity. Applications include electronic parts, springs, contacts, … Continue reading

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C510 Bronze (CuSn5)

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Alloy C510 is an alloy with good strength, formability and stress relaxation characteristics and solderability. Applications include electronic parts, springs, switches, contacts and fasteners.

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C425 Copper-Zinc-Tin (CuSn3Zn9)

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Alloy C425 is a low zinc-containing alloy with good combination of tensile strength, electrical conductivity, formability and corrosion resistance. Applications include electrical springs, connectors and terminals.

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C360 Free Cutting Brass (CuZn36Pb3)

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Alloy C360 is a leaded free cutting brass with machinability rating of 100. It is used where good machinability is required. Otherwise, the alloy has similar attributes to C260.

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C197 High Performance Alloy

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Alloy C197 is a high conductivity copper alloy possessing an excellent combination of strength, conductivity and softening resistance. This alloy can be substituted for medium tempers of brass and bronze when higher electrical conductivity is required or better solderability is … Continue reading

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C194 Copper-Iron (CuFe2P)

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Alloy C194 is a first generation high performance alloy used worldwide. C194 combines good electrical conductivity with high tensile strength, good solderability and plateability. Applications include connectors, semiconductor pins and leadframes, sockets and mass terminations.

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C172 Beryllium Copper (CuBe2)

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Beryllium Copper alloys combine formability with very high strength properties when aged. Applications are in springs, connectors, switches and automotive parts. Special heat treating of the wire at the mill produces a “Mill Hardened” (HM) tempered Beryllium Copper wire which … Continue reading

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C110 Copper (Cu-ETP)

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C110 is a commercial copper which is more economical than C102. It has good solderability and corrosion resistance and is used for high current applications.

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C151 Zirconium Copper

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Alloy C151 has excellent solderability, high conductivity, and good strength. C151 has superior softening resistance compared to pure copper C110, which will soften upon heating, limiting the application evironment. Applications can be found in high current interconnects, pin grids, welding … Continue reading

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C260 Cartridge Brass (CuZn30)

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Alloy C260 is commonly used for electrical components, electronic parts, and mechanical fasteners. The alloy has good strength but poor stress relaxation characteristics and does not make a particularly good spring material. Although it has good conductivity, the solderability of … Continue reading

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