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Copper Alloy Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial copper alloy suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source copper alloy suppliers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These copper alloy suppliers can supply copper alloys to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these copper alloy suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a supplier of copper zinc alloys, copper gold alloys, or copper aluminum alloys.

  • Long Island City, NY

    metalmen is a fully certified, go-to source for nationwide & global distribution of specialty copper alloys. With over 30 years as a hands-on problem solver, let the <b>metalmen</b> at <b>metalmen</b> be your custom response supplier of all related services. Whatever the solution, <b>metalmen's</b> employees are seasoned supply specialists and provide their customers with creative solutions.

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  • Pompton Plains, NJ

    MA, Inc is experienced with a wide range of materials and manufactures quality copper alloys in a multitude of shapes, sizes and tempers. Where possible, MA, Inc. requires no minimum order requirements and no order quantity is too small. The objective of MA is to offer quality customer service and the highest quality products. Call MA, Inc. today—you’ll be glad you did!

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  • Warminster, PA

    As a top distributor of copper alloy parts and products, Commercial has hard to find grades, sizes and tempers for all applications. After more than 25 years of doing so, Commercial has developed and grown into a source for many other services, as well. Commercial takes an enormous pride in its business and strives every day to improve its services. Contact Commercial today!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Creating Culture from Copper

by Breana Cronk, IQS Editor In anthropological studies of culture and civilization, one of the key elements is to gain an understanding of how a society develops over time. One way to do this is to examine of the evolution of material use and commodification. Through centuries and even millennia, one material in particular has demonstrated extreme utility within several societies and as such has become a vital tool for the study of those societies and civilization as a whole. Whether in the form of purposeful piping or astounding artwork,... Read More

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Copper Alloy

Copper alloy is a metallic material made from a combination of copper and another element, in which copper is the main component. Several hundred different kinds of copper alloys, loosely grouped into larger categories, are possible. Some of the most common copper alloy categories include brasses, copper nickels, and bronzes.

The two processes that produce alloys of all sorts, including copper alloys, is to cast them and to wrought them. Both of these techniques involve melting, although casting the copper with another metal substance requires both to be completely molten, while wrought alloys are not fully liquid. Also, casting does not involve hammering or pressing, as the wrought process does. Depending on what application the copper alloy is for, it may be wrought or cast; the two techniques produce a couple different characteristics.  One way copper alloys are employed is as brazing alloys, which means they serve as the metal filler that is torched to a melting point and when dries, is melding to other pieces of metal together. Other alloys that are commonly used in this fashion are silver alloys, nickel alloys, gold alloys and aluminum alloys.


Alloyed metals with copper bases are as well known in the consumer context as copper itself. The metal brass is actually a copper alloy made by combining the copper with zinc. Although the specific compositions among versions vary, brass consistently contains more copper than zinc. Bronze, on the other hand, is a copper alloy composed of copper and tin. The chemical composition of bronze typically hovers around 60% copper material and 40% tin, although it can contain small amounts of various other elements. Copper nickel alloys, often called cupronickel, are made from a combination of copper, nickel and minute quantities of other elements, such as iron. Copper is noted for its conductive abilities and is therefore often used in electric and heating applications, especially for the manufacture of electric cords and cables. Because it resembles gold, brass is used most often for decorative reasons. Bronze, in contrast, is often employed to make musical instruments, sculptures, and various small components. Unlike some other copper alloys, cupronickel resists corrosion from salt water, and for this reason is often used to make components for the marine industry.