Process copper sheet

Copper is one of the few metals that is not only unalloyed but also often processed and processed by do-it-yourselfers and hobbyists. Therefore, the following is an overview of how versatile you can process copper sheet.

Copper - the non-ferrous metal we know best

Copper is one of the non-ferrous metals that mankind can work with the longest. The course of the various epochs after the Neolithic period already provides information about this:

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  • Copper Age
  • Bronze age
  • Iron age

Copper and copper alloys

On the one hand, this is probably also due to the low melting temperature of just over 1.000 degrees Celsius for copper. Alloyed with tin, the result is tin bronze, which gave the Bronze Age its name. Today numerous bronzes are used (nickel silver, aluminum or beryllium bronze, gunmetal, etc.)

Versatile in use and processing

But the processing intensity of copper and thus also of copper sheets continues to this day. Due to its many properties, copper can be found in numerous areas:

  • very good heat conductivity
  • very good electrical conductivity
  • Food-safe
  • very easy to process mechanically
  • very easy to join
  • extremely easy to shape
  • forms a solid and protective oxide layer

Process copper sheets and copper pipes

Copper stands out both in terms of the requirements for the operating conditions and in terms of machining. The soldering of copper sheets (soft and hard soldering) is widespread and can be used well. Sealing a copper pipe by soldering is easy.

Machining copper

But copper can also be machined with excellent mechanical abrasion. The grinding of the copper makes it shine very brightly and intensely. Whether as a pot in the kitchen or as sheet metal for the gutter, as fire protection for an open stove, as a heating pipe or for establishing good electrical connectivity - there are almost no limits to copper processing.

Joining of copper

Of course, milling copper is just as easy as electroplating copper. Only the welding of copper is difficult and only possible to a limited extent with copper alloys (lead in a copper alloy forms its own phase and leads to problems with weldability).

Tips & Tricks Because of its versatility, copper can be found in many areas of life. For this reason, we have made detailed distinctions in the in-house journal for the guides and instructions for processing copper. You will learn how to bend a spiral from a copper pipe, as well as soldering copper sheet or casting bronze.