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Forged Copper Alloys

Forged Copper for Superior Heat Transfer & Electrical Conductivity

Forged copper products are used in a range of industries because of its durability, light weight metallic properties, superior heat transfer, electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance.  Products that are forged out of copper are better equipped to tolerate higher temperatures as well as heavier loads compared to other materials. In addition, these products are also able to perform well in high stress applications. Scot Forge has the capability to forge copper to your specific requirements. From creating rings, discs and blanks, to complex forged shapes, our metal forging technology creates forged copper products that exceeds customer expectations.

While copper is usually forged to meet customer specifications, Scot Forge does offer copper forging services to these common standards: ASTM B150, ASTM B170, MIL-C-15726, and MIL-C-24679.

Scot Forge holds an inventory of various grades for customers to order for their copper forging needs and specifications:

Copper


C00000 C63000
C10100 C63200
C18000 C71500
C18150  C72420
C18200  ZC-1 ™ (Chrome Zirconium Copper)

 

Forged Copper Advantages

Due to its heat and electrical conductivity, forged copper products are ideal for applications that serve in the aerospace, marine and naval industries. Copper forgings perform well in these industries because of the combination of properties copper provides. The Aerospace industry prefers copper forgings for its strength, corrosion, thermal and electrical characteristics, and abrasion resistance.  The marine and naval industries benefit from copper’s resistance to seawater corrosion and intrinsic biofouling properties.

Products that can be assembled using copper forging include:

  • Rocket Engine Nozzle / Skirt
  • Combustion Chamber / Rocket Engine Liner
  • Lox Domes
  • Naval Nuclear Components
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Copper Casting Wheels

Benefits of Forged Copper

  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Ease of forming
  • Non magnetic
  • Non sparking
  • High machinability
  • Flexibility

Forged Copper Capabilities

Our capabilities include eight hydraulic open die presses, four ring mills, six pneumatic hammers, one bar planishing mill and one hydraulic upset press. Scot Forge can produce parts that weigh from 1 lb. to 300,000 lbs. in copper materials. Below is a list of our skills for copper forging:

  • Round, square or hex bars up to 65” cross section and 10,000 lbs.
  • Unique and innovative forged shapes powered by simulation and CAD software
  • Discs up to 144” O.D. with variable diameter and thickness ratios or combos and 100,000 lbs.
  • Single or multiple O.D./I.D. up to 90” O.D. 2” minimum wall thickness and 100,000 lbs.
  • Single, doubled or tapered hubs up to 144” O.D. and 100,000 lbs.
  • Rolled rings to 252” O.D., 49” height, and 60,000 lbs.
  • Open die rings to 144” O.D., 90” height, and 100,000 lbs.
  • Semi-closed die powered by CAD and simulation software
  • Step shafts concentric or eccentric to 65” O.D. and up to 100,000 lbs.

In addition, we provide value-added processes such as saw cutting, heat treating, contour torch cutting, destructive testing, metallurgical analysis and Level III nondestructive testing for all copper forging. We ensure to deliver a finished product that is ready to be installed.

Quality Assurance

Scot Forge is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified as well as AS9100D and committed to providing outstanding customer satisfaction. Further pursuance of aerospace products has led to Nadcap accreditation in both Heat Treatment for copper material and Nondestructive Testing. By developing a personal relationship with Scot Forge, each customer is valued and placed with a qualified team that will see through each copper forging delivered from inquiry stage to order placement, expediting and shipping.

Mechanical Properties of Copper

  • Some pure copper grades exhibit very high thermal and electrical conductivity but have low strength
  • Other grades hardenable