Copper is a highly malleable material with high electrical conductivity. Whereas Steel and Stainless are used more for structural integrity and strength, Copper has vastly different use cases. The proper fabrication of copper sheet metal products requires skills and knowledge developed over years of experience. For example, copper cannot be cut on traditional CO2 lasers like Stainless, Cold Rolled Steel and Aluminum. Copper is also a soft metal and requires the right knowledge for forming detailed radii especially when used for springs and gaskets.
Hardening and finishing also need to be closely monitored based on special requirements to ensure the part is produced to customer specifications.
As a soft metal, handling is perhaps one of the most important details to pay close attention to during the fabrication process as it is easily nicked or scratched which may not be seen in its orginal state but becomes noticeable after finish is applied.
Century-Tywood has developed a team of skilled solderer’s that help us produce thousand of copper assemblies each month. Similar to welding in its application, soldering fuses copper assemblies into one piece using silver rod and requires meticulous detail to safeguard against pinholes and other defects caused by dirt or imperfections in the material.
Thin gauge copper forming and soldering can present challenges during the fabrication process that cannot be trusted to meet customer specifications without a great deal of thought put into the process. From small and simple parts to large and complex arrays, Century-Tywood has the ability to meet most Copper production and soldering needs.
To find out whether Century-Tywood can help you with your Copper fabrication needs. Give us a call or contact us using the form below.