Phosphorus Deoxidized Tellurium-Bearing Copper UNS C14500

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Other Designation
Fabrication and Heat Treatment
      Machinability
      Welding
      Forging
      Hot Working
      Cold Working
      Annealing
Applications

Introduction

Pure copper has high thermal and electrical conductivity. The UNS C14500 phosphorus deoxidized tellurium-bearing copper alloy has 90 to 96% IACS conductivity and free machining properties.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of the UNS C14500 copper alloy.

Element Content (%)
Cu 99.5
Te 0.50
P 0.008

Physical Properties

The physical properties of the UNS C14500 copper alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.94 g/cc 0.323 lb/in3
Melting point 1051°C 1924°F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of the UNS C14500 copper alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 221-386 MPa 32-56 ksi
Yield strength 69-352 MPa 10-51 kso
Poisson's ratio 0.34 0.34
Elastic modulus 117 GPa 16970 ksi

Other Designation

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Other designations that are equivalent to the UNS C14500 copper alloy include:

  • ASME B16.22
  • ASTM B124
  • ASTM B216
  • ASTM B224
  • ASTM B283
  • ASTM B301
  • ASTM B442
  • ASTM B5
  • ASTM B623
  • SAE J462
  • SAE J463

Fabrication and Heat Treatment

Machinability

The machinability rate of UNS C14500 copper alloy is 85.

Welding

Brazing, soldering, butt welding, oxyacetylene welding, and gas shielded arc welding methods are recommended for welding UNS C14500 copper alloy. Coated metal arc welding, seam welding, and spot welding methods should not be used for welding this alloy.

Forging

Forging of the UNS C14500 copper alloy can be done at 760 to 871°C (1400 to 1600°F). Forgeability of this alloy is 65.

Hot Working

The UNS C14500 copper alloy has good hot working properties.

Cold Working

The UNS C14500 copper alloy has good cold working capacity.

Annealing

Annealing of the UNS C14500 copper alloy can be performed at temperatures ranging from 427 to 849°C (800 to 1200°F).

Applications

The UNS C14500 copper alloy is used in applications that require high machinability and conductivity. It is also used in welding and cutting torch tips.

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