Copper Wires (UNS C16500) - Mechanical Properties

UNS C16500 has a copper content of not less than 98.6%.

Tabulated below are the mechanical properties of UNS C16500 wires as a function of heat treatment and thickness.

Temper Thickness Tensile Str.
H04 2mm (0.08) 65MPa (95ksi)
OS025 2mm (0.08) 290MPa (42ksi)

The chemical composition of UNS C16500 copper alloy is outlined in the following table.

Elements Content (%)
Cadmium, Cd 0.6-1.0
Tin, Sn 0.50-.7
Iron, Fe 0.02
Copper, Cu Remainder

Equivalent materials to UNS C16500 copper alloy are:

  • ASTM B105
  • ASTM B9

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