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Chemical Composition
Element
Cu(1)PAg(2)Mg
(1) Cu value includes Ag. (2) Ag 0.027 - 0.10% min is the equivalent of, Ag 8 - 30 Troy Oz min.
Min (%)99.750.0400.0270.08
Max (%)0.0800.100.13
Mechanical Properties*
Form
Temper
Temper Code
Tensile Strength
(ksi)
YS-0.2% Offset
YS-0.5% Ext
(ksi)
Elongation
(%)
Rockwell B scale
Rockwell F scale
Fatigue Strength**
(ksi)
Section Size
(in)
Flat Products1/2 HardH0253   Typ
47   Typ
47   Typ
13   Typ
92   Typ
0.04
1/4 HardH0145   Typ
36   Typ
36   Typ
25   Typ
89   Typ
0.04
H0145   Typ
36   Typ
36   Typ
28   Typ
89   Typ
0.2
Extra SpringH1072   Typ
71   Typ
68   Typ
3   Typ
80   Typ
0.04
HardH0462   Typ
57   Typ
57   Typ
5   Typ
97   Typ
24   Typ
0.04
Light AnnealO5040   Typ
18   Typ
18   Typ
40   Typ
70   Typ
0.2
O5040   Typ
18   Typ
18   Typ
34   Typ
70   Typ
15   Typ
0.04
Special SpringH1275   Typ
73   Typ
70   Typ
3   Typ
82   Typ
0.04
SpringH0867   Typ
67   Typ
65   Typ
4   Typ
100   Typ
23   Typ
0.04
Super SpringH1480   Typ
75   Typ
72   Typ
3   Typ
84   Typ
0.04
* Measured at room temperature, 68°F (20°C). ** Fatigue Strength: 100 x 106 cycles, unless indicated as [N] x 106.
Physical Properties
(1) Volume basis after precipitation heat treatment.
Melting Point - Liquidus°F1980
Melting Point - Solidus°F1972
Densitylb/cu in. at 68°F0.322
Specific Gravity8.91
Electrical Conductivity% IACS at 68°F90(1)
Thermal ConductivityBtu/ sq ft/ ft hr/ °F at 68°F200
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 68-21210⁻⁶ per °F (68 – 212°F)9.8
Specific Heat CapacityBtu/ lb /°F at 68°F0.092
Modulus of Elasticity in Tensionksi17000
Modulus of Rigidityksi6400
Fabrication Properties
Technique Suitability
SolderingExcellent
BrazingExcellent
Oxyacetylene WeldingNot Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingNot Recommended
Coated Metal Arc WeldingNot Recommended
Spot WeldGood
Seam WeldNot Recommended
Butt WeldNot Recommended
Capacity for Being Cold WorkedExcellent
Capacity for Being Hot FormedExcellent
Forgeability Rating65
Machinability Rating20
Common Fabrication Processes
  • Bending
  • Blanking
  • Drawing
  • Etching
  • Forming
  • Machining
  • Shearing
  • Spinning
    
Thermal Properties
Treatment Minimum* Maximum*
* Temperature is measured in Fahrenheit.
Annealing9001000
Hot Treatment14001600
Typical uses
Product Category Product Reason Category Reason
ElectricalCommutators for Electric MotorsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Commutators for Electric MotorsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Commutators for Electric MotorsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Commutators for Electric MotorsMachining CharacteristicsMachinability
Commutators for Electric MotorsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Conductors in Solid State DevicesConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Conductors in Solid State DevicesConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Conductors in Solid State DevicesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Conductors in Solid State DevicesMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
ContactsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
ContactsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
ContactsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
ContactsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Electrical ConnectorsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Electrical ConnectorsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Electrical ConnectorsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Electrical ConnectorsForming CharacteristicsFormability
Electronic ComponentsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Electronic ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Electronic ComponentsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Electronic ComponentsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
FittingsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
FittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
FittingsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
FittingsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Flexing Switch PartsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Flexing Switch PartsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Flexing Switch PartsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Flexing Switch PartsMechanical PropertiesHigh Endurance Limit
Lead FramesConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Lead FramesConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Lead FramesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Lead FramesSoftening ResistanceResistance to Softening
Tinsel WireCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Tinsel WireMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Tinsel WireMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Wire, High Strength for Aircraft Hook UpCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Wire, High Strength for Aircraft Hook UpMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Wire, High Strength for Aircraft Hook UpMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
FastenersClampsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
ClampsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
ClampsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
ClampsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
IndustrialDiaphragmsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
DiaphragmsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
DiaphragmsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Heat SinksConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Heat SinksCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Heat SinksForming CharacteristicsFormability
Heat SinksSoftening ResistanceResistance to Softening
High Conductivity, Light Duty SpringsConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
High Conductivity, Light Duty SpringsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
High Conductivity, Light Duty SpringsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
High Conductivity, Light Duty SpringsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
High Conductivity, Light Duty SpringsMechanical PropertiesRetains Strength at High Temperatures
Resistance Welding ElectrodesConductivity (Electrical)Electrical Conductivity
Resistance Welding ElectrodesConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Resistance Welding ElectrodesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Resistance Welding ElectrodesCorrosion ResistanceOxidation Resistance
Applicable Specifications
Form Specific Sub-Form System Standard Description
StripElectric Connector & Spring ContactASTMB888/B88MCOPPER ALLOY STRIP FOR USE IN MANUFACTURE OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS OR SPRING CONTACTS
Corrosion Properties

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