Copper has been used in various industrial and manufacturing applications for hundreds of years. Pure copper is naturally a great conductor of electricity and heat. Because of these characteristics, copper is in high demand in electrical, plumbing, HVAC and automotive applications. Copper forgings are commonly used in various industries like electronics, oil and gas, power generation, as well as aerospace, and military and defense applications among others.
One disadvantage to copper is that it has a low resistance to oxidation. However, copper can be easily combined with other metals to create various copper alloys. These alloys merge together the natural advantages of copper, with the strengths of other metals to create stronger copper alloys that can withstand immense stress and heat while preventing oxidation.
One example of this is copper chrome zirconium, also known as C18150. It is quickly becoming an extremely common copper alloy. Copper Chrome Zirconium is often used in situations where both high conductivity and high strength properties are required. This copper alloy is commonly used today in the aerospace industry for rocket engine components, as well as the industrial bearings industry.
Over the last decade, Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has focused on expanding our capabilities and improving our processes to ensure we always meet the requirements of our clients.
Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has worked with copper alloys for over seven decades. We regularly stock and service pure grades, Oxygen Free Copper (OFC), and a variety of copper alloys including brass, copper nickel, copper chromium and copper chrome zirconium. We excel in forging parts in these materials and have a deep understanding of the varying demands for the different industries that use these metals.
In addition to our wide selection of copper alloys to meet your project’s demands, Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has many forging options for our clients. We offer both open and closed die forging, with the ability to forge a single part from 20 lbs. up to 6,000 lbs. We can forge bars, disks, blocks, hubs, hollows and rings, as well as producing a variety of unique shapes using custom dies, all in a wide variety of forgeable materials.
To reduce development time for our clients, Weldaloy has put in place a solid pre-production process. This process often includes forging simulations. Our forging simulation verifies that our forging abilities and customer requirements can be met before the order is placed, and before we heat up a part. This ultimately decreases production time, material waste, and allows for a quicker order turnaround for our clients!
Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has highly trained and skilled metallurgists on our team. Every part we produce is supported by our team of metallurgists that ensures our products meet our clients’ specifications. Whether it is fine grain forging demands or unique specs, send us your requirements and our amazing team of experts will be happy to assist you.
With over seven decades in forging pure grade copper, OFC, and copper alloys, Weldaloy Specialty Forgings is the go-to for your copper forging needs.
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Weldaloy Specialty Forgings stocks a variety of copper alloys to suit whatever your project requires. This includes brass, copper-nickel alloys, and more complex alloys such as K400 and K500. Our internal processes allow accurate and efficient traceability of our materials long after our customer receives their order.
Here is a complete list of oxygen free copper and various copper alloys we commonly have in stock.
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Why is Weldaloy Specialty Forgings the go to company for all things forged in copper? There are several key components that prove Weldaloy is the ideal for your business.
Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has a wide range of capabilities for your most challenging job. Forging, heat treat, rolled rings and machining are just some of the services we offer. Our facilities span over 115,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space that house a ring mill, a 2,000-ton press, and five drop hammers ranging from 2,000-4,000 lbs. We are continuously making updates to our facilities to expand our capabilities, and to ensure we continue to meet the demands of our clients.
When you work with Weldaloy Specialty Forgings, you have a whole team behind your order that ensures our work is meeting the required standard. Weldaloy employs a highly skilled team of metallurgists with aerospace industry experience for projects with specific grain size and direction requirements, and ensures that our finished products meet mechanical and other testing standards. Weldaloy also has a well-staffed team of engineers that oversee our production processes, and at every step of production, our team of Quality experts verifies that our products meet the standard.
We focus on the small details to make sure our customers are getting the best quality in our products!
Weldaloy Specialty Forgings is committed to making sure our accreditations are always up to date, ensuring a culture of consistency and attention to detail.
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