Copper sheet C106, also known as ASTM B152 C106, is a widely used grade of copper sheet known for its excellent electrical conductivity and thermal conduction properties. Here is a detailed specification of C106 copper sheet:

Material Composition:
- Copper (Cu): 99.95% minimum

Mechanical Properties:
- Tensile Strength: 34,000 psi (234 MPa) minimum
- Yield Strength: 15,000 psi (103 MPa) minimum
- Elongation in 2 inches: 40% minimum
- Rockwell Hardness (F): 60 maximum

Physical Properties:
- Density: 0.323 lb/in³ (8.94 g/cm³)
- Melting Point: 1,981°F (1083°C)
- Thermal Conductivity: 226 W/m·K at 20°C
- Electrical Conductivity: 100% based on IACS (International Annealed Copper Standard)

Dimensions and Thicknesses:
C106 copper sheet is available in various dimensions and thicknesses, including:
- Thickness: 0.005" - 0.625" (0.13 mm - 15.9 mm)
- Width: Up to 48" (1219 mm)
- Length: Up to 120" (3048 mm)
- Custom sizes can also be manufactured based on specific requirements.

Manufacturing Process:
Copper sheet C106 is created using a process called hot rolling, which involves the following steps:
1. Melting: High-quality copper is melted in a furnace.
2. Casting: The molten copper is then cast into large rectangular slabs known as billets.
3. Hot Rolling: The billets are passed through a series of rolling mills, which gradually reduce the thickness and increase the length and width of the copper sheet.
4. Annealing: Once the desired thickness is achieved, the sheet is annealed by heating and slowly cooling it to improve its mechanical properties.
5. Finishing: The annealed copper sheet is then processed to achieve the desired surface finish, and it may undergo cutting, leveling, or additional treatments as per specific requirements.

C106 copper sheet finds applications in various industries, including electrical, electronics, automotive, construction, and manufacturing. It is commonly used for electrical conductors, gaskets, roofing materials, heat sinks, printed circuit boards (PCBs), transformers, spring contacts, and other applications where high electrical conductivity and thermal conduction are required.

Copper Sheet Metal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the grade of the copper sheet?

The grade of the copper sheet is C106, which ensures high quality and performance.

What are the key features of the Copper Sheet?

Copper Sheet metal offers excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, making it suitable for applications where these characteristics are vital. It is also highly malleable, allowing easy cutting, shaping, and soldering.

What industries can benefit from using Copper Sheet?

Copper Sheet is widely used in various industries, including electrical, automotive, plumbing, and arts and crafts. It is particularly useful for applications that require efficient heat and electrical conductivity.

How is the Copper Sheet C106 different from other copper sheets?

The Copper Sheet C106 is specifically designed with C106 grade copper, ensuring superior quality and performance compared to standard copper sheets. It offers excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, making it a preferred choice for many applications.

What are some common uses of Copper Sheet?

Copper Sheet metal is commonly used for electrical wiring, heat exchangers, roofing, decorative accents, sculptures, and various craft projects. Its versatility and excellent conductivity make it highly sought after in many industries.

Is Copper Sheet C106 suitable for outdoor applications?

Yes, Copper Sheet C106 is highly resistant to corrosion and weathering, making it well-suited for outdoor applications such as roofing and gutters.

Is Copper Sheet easy to work with?

Yes, Copper Sheet is known for its malleability, which makes it easy to cut, shape, and solder. It can be manipulated into various forms and designs with relative ease.

Does Copper Sheet require any special maintenance?

Unlike some metal alloys, Copper Sheet does not require any specific maintenance. However, regular cleaning and polishing can help maintain its appearance over time.

Is Copper Sheet recyclable?

Yes, Copper Sheet is a highly recyclable material. Recycling copper is an environmentally friendly process that helps conserve natural resources and reduce waste.

Can Copper Sheet be customized according to specific requirements?

Yes, our Copper Sheet can be customized in terms of thickness, width, and length to meet your specific project needs. Please contact our customer support team for further assistance.


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