Hussey Copper

Hussey Copper

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CDA Copper No. C 114 00


SilverCopper Tough Pitch


Copper + Silver99.90

* 1 Troy ounce per avoirdupois ton =0.0034%



English UnitsC.G.S. Units
Melting Point (Liquidus)1,980°F1,082°C
Melting Point (Solidus)
Density.321-.323 lb./cu. in. @ 68°F8.89-8.94 gm./cu. cm. @ 20°C
Specific Gravity8.89-8.948.89-8.94
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion.0000098 per °F from 68°F to 572°F.0000177 per °C from 20°C to 300°C
Thermal Conductivity224 Btu./sq. ft./ft./hr./°F @ 68°F.927 cal /sq. cm /cm /seC /°C @ 20°C
Electrical Resistivity (Annealed)10.4 Ohms (cirC mil./ft.) @ 68°F1.72 Microhm-cm @ 20°C
Electrical Conductivity* (Annealed)100% IACS @ 68°F.580 Megohm-cm @ 20°C
Thermal Capacity (Specific Heat).092 Btu./lb./°F @ 68°F.092 cal /gm./°C @ 20°C
Modulus of Elasticity (Tension)17,000,000 psi12,000 Kg./sq. mm.
Modulus of Rigidity6,400,000 psi4,500 Kg./sq. mm.

*Volume basis



Size SectionTemperTensile Strength psiYield Strength (.5% Extension Under Load) psiReduction of Area %Elongation in 2” %Rockwell HardnessShear Stength psiFatigue Strength
FB30TpsiMillion Cycles
Flat Products
0.040 in.0.025 mm34,00011,000454523,000
Eighth Hard36,00028,0003060102525,000
Quarter Hard38,00030,0002570253625,000
Half Hard42,00036,0001484405026,000
Extra Spring57,00053,000495626429,000
As Hot Rolled34,00010,000454523,000
0.250 mm0.050 mm32,00010,000504022,000
Eighth Hard36,00028,00040601025,000
Quarter Hard38,00030,00035702525,000
As Hot Rolled32,00010,000504022,000
1.0 in.Hard45,00040,00020854526,000

The values listed above represent reasonable approximations suitable for general engineering use. Due to commercial variations in composition and to manufacturing limitations, they should not be used for specification purposes. See applicable A.S.T.M. specification references.


Typical Uses

Automotive: Gaskets, radiators, heat exchangers

Electrical: Bus bars, circuit boards, conductivity wire, contacts, windings, switches and switch gear, terminals, commutator segments, power transformers

Miscellaneous: Chemical process equipment, printing rolls, clad metals, printed circuit foil

Common Fabrication Processes

Blanking; coining; coppersmithing; drawing; etching; forming and bending; heading and upsetting; hot forging and pressing; piercing and punching; roll threading and knurling; shearing; spinning; squeezing and swaging; stamping

Fabrication Properties

Capacity for being Cold Worked: Excellent

Capacity for being Hot Formed: Excellent

Hot Forgeability Rating (Forging Brass=100): 65

Hot Working Temperature: 1400-1600°F or 750-875°C

Annealing Temperature: 700-1400°F or 375-750°C

Machinability Rating (Free Cutting Brass =100): 20

Suitability for being
joined by:

  • Soldering: Excellent
  • Brazing: Good
  • Oxyacetylene Welding: Not Recommended
  • Carbon Arc Welding: Fair
  • Gas Shield Arc Welding: Fair
  • Coated Metal Arc Welding: Not Recommended
  • Resistance Welding (Spot): Not Recommended
  • Resistance Welding (Seam): Not Recommended
  • Resistance Welding (Butt): Good
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