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Alloy Impurities: Trace Elements Changing the Characteristics of Copper

Throughout industrial and manufacturing operations, you’ll find copper metals used in both equipment and finished products. Pure copper has incredible thermal and conducive properties. It also provides exceptional corrosion resistance. So you’ll often find it in electrical applications and electronic products. In addition, pure copper is very soft and malleable, making it ideal for numerous…

Alloy Properties: Altering the Composition of Metals

For specific applications, you know that using alloys will be the best choice when you are looking for metals that will provide special properties such as strength, thermal conductivity or corrosion resistance. Yet you may be wondering why you can’t simply use the metal it its original form. For example, why can’t you get the…

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The Properties of Boron and How Its Used as an Alloying Agent

Are you looking for high-quality copper boron that can be easily mixed with other metals in order to create custom alloys? If you are, we offer 2 percent boron copper, which is a great degassifier, deoxifier and grain refiner. Boron: Uses and Properties Boron is a non-metallic element located in group 13, period 2, block…

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Zirconium: Deoxidation and Corrosion Resistance Properties for Copper

Metals such as copper are very popular in a range of industries including manufacturing, plumbing and construction. However, it can be prone to deformations when hot worked or during machining. The deformations can cause the metal to fail to keep its desired shape and impact its structure, especially during pipe bending processes. Adding zirconium can…