You can quickly and easily search over half million copper properties records by designation, countries/standards, type, standard number, chemical composition, mechanical properties, other properties or any combination of these criteria. For example, let’s look for a US copper alloy, which needs to have at least 8% of Al and 4% of Ni, and high tensile stress of over 500 MPa for a demanding automotive application.
Click Advanced Search from the main window. Next, choose Copper from the Group of Materials list, USA/ASTM from the Country/Standard list and enter requested copper properties and alloying elements.
The search results screen appears. Click on a copper alloy from the list to review its properties; in this case, the fourth position is selected – copper grade B 150 C63000.
After clicking a material from the resulting list, another list of subgroups appears. In KEY to METALS, the term “subgroups” refers to specifications that define properties of the copper grade; in this case there is only one specification – B 150. Note that properties defined according to different specifications may differ significantly.
Copper properties within the Key to Metals Database include composition, cross-reference tables, mechanical properties, physical properties, and more. Click on the examples below to enlarge them.