Metal Associates

Distributors of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
Specializing in Copper, Brass, & Bronze


Copper Sheets
  1. Copper Rod:

    Description: Copper rods are cylindrical solid bars made of pure copper or copper alloys. They are typically produced through a process called extrusion or continuous casting.

    Applications: Used in electrical applications, such as wiring, and grounding, and in the production of components like electrical connectors.

  2. Copper Bar:

    Description: Copper bars are similar to rods but are often larger in cross-section. They come in various shapes, including square, rectangular, and round.

    Applications: Commonly used in electrical applications, as well as in construction, manufacturing, and as raw material for various copper components.

  3. Copper Sheet:

    Description: Copper sheets are thin, flat pieces of copper. They can be produced by rolling or hammering copper ingots.

    Applications: Used in roofing, architectural applications, electrical projects, and as a raw material for fabrication.

  4. Copper Plate:

    Description: Copper plates are thicker than sheets and have a larger surface area. They are often used when more substantial thickness is required.

    Applications: Commonly used in industrial machinery, construction, and as a base material for various manufacturing processes.

  5. Copper Coil:

    Description: Copper coils are long, continuous lengths of copper wound in a helical shape. They can be made by winding copper strips or sheets.

    Applications: Widely used in electrical components such as transformers, inductors, and electric motors.

  6. Copper Foil:

    Description: Copper foil is a thin sheet of copper with a thickness typically less than 0.2 mm. It is flexible and can be easily manipulated.

    Applications: Commonly used in electronics, as it is an essential component in the production of printed circuit boards (PCBs).

  7. Copper Wire:

    Description: Copper wires are long, thin strands of copper. They can be solid or stranded (composed of multiple smaller strands).

    Applications: Extensively used in electrical wiring, power transmission, telecommunications, and various electronic devices.

  8. Copper Tubes:

    Description: Copper tubes are hollow cylindrical structures with a variety of diameters. They can be seamless or welded.

    Applications: Used in plumbing, HVAC systems, heat exchangers, and as conduits for various fluids and gasses.

  9. Copper Pipes:

    Description: Copper pipes are similar to tubes but are often associated with plumbing applications. They can have different wall thicknesses.

    Applications: Widely used in plumbing systems for water supply, heating, and cooling applications.

Various Copper Alloys

Copper alloys are created by combining copper with other elements to enhance specific properties, such as strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, and machinability. Here's some more information about various copper alloys:

Beryllium Copper (BeCu)

  • Composition: Beryllium copper contains copper as the base metal with a small percentage of beryllium (typically 0.5-3%).
  • Properties: It is known for its high strength, hardness, and conductivity. Beryllium copper also exhibits excellent corrosion resistance and thermal conductivity.
  • Applications: Beryllium copper is often used in applications requiring high strength and electrical conductivity, such as connectors, switches, and various electronic components.

Tellurium Copper (TeCu)

  • Composition: Tellurium copper is an alloy of copper with a small percentage of tellurium (usually around 0.5-2%).
  • Properties: It has improved machinability compared to pure copper. Tellurium helps in the formation of free-cutting qualities in the alloy.
  • Applications: Tellurium copper is commonly used in the production of electrical connectors, switches, and various components where machining is a critical factor.

Oxygen-Free High Thermal Conductivity Copper (OFHC)

  • Composition: OFHC copper has a high purity level, typically 99.95% copper or higher, with low levels of oxygen and other impurities.
  • Properties: OFHC copper is known for its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. It is often used in applications where high thermal conductivity is crucial, such as in the production of heat exchangers and electronic components.

Chromium Copper (CrCu)

  • Composition: Chromium copper contains copper as the base metal with a small percentage of chromium (typically 0.5-2%).
  • Properties: It has good corrosion resistance, high strength, and wear resistance. Chromium improves the hardness and durability of the alloy.
  • Applications: Chromium copper is used in applications requiring resistance to wear and corrosion, such as molds, welding electrodes, and electrical components.

Zirconium Copper (ZrCu)

  • Composition: Zirconium copper is an alloy of copper with a small percentage of zirconium (usually less than 1%).
  • Properties: Zirconium improves the softening resistance and creep resistance of copper. The alloy is known for its high thermal conductivity.
  • Applications: Zirconium copper is used in welding electrodes, electrical contacts, and other applications where high thermal conductivity is essential.

Leaded Copper

  • Composition: Leaded copper contains a small percentage of lead (typically 0.5-3%).
  • Properties: Lead improves machinability and enhances the alloy's ability to form lubricious films during machining.
  • Applications: Leaded copper is used in components that require ease of machining, such as bushings and connectors.

Cadmium Copper (CdCu)

  • Composition: Cadmium copper contains copper with a small percentage of cadmium (typically 0.1-1%).
  • Properties: Cadmium improves the alloy's strength and corrosion resistance. It also enhances the alloy's ability to resist deformation at high temperatures.
  • Applications: Cadmium copper is used in applications where strength and corrosion resistance are critical, such as in marine environments and electrical connectors.

Our Other Products

Metal Associates is a reliable distributor of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This supplier can provide metals in a variety of shapes including aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, Invar, Cupro-Nickel and more. Metal Associates is committed to providing their customers with outstanding metal products for their projects. These dependable items are long-lasting and this company works with you every step of the way to find you those “hard to find” alloys. There is no project too challenging for their highly trained staff. If you have any special requests then do not hesitate to let one of their representatives know.

Contact Us

Metal Associates
230 West Parkway
Unit 3-2
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Toll Free: (800) 838-1978
Phone: (973) 835-8480
Fax: (973) 835-7981