Copper (UNS C26130)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Fabrication
Applications

Introduction

Copper UNS C26130 is a brass - wrought alloy. Brass is an alloy consisting of mainly copper and zinc. The variations in brass alloys is due to the varying quantities of zinc which gives each brass alloy distinctive properties. Brass alloys are easy to shape and colorful, and hence they find application in areas requiring aesthetic appeal.

The following datasheet discusses the chemical composition and properties of copper UNS C26130.

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of UNS C26130 copper alloy is outlined in the following table.

Elements Content (%)
Copper, Cu 68.5 - 71.5
Iron, Fe 0.05 max
Lead, Pb 0.05 max
Arsenic, As 0.02-0.08
Zinc, Zn Balance

Physical Properties

The following table discusses the physical properties of copper UNS C26130.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 8.5 g/cm3 0.308 lb/in3
Melting point 915°C 1680 °F

Fabrication

Welding - Welding methods such as soldering and brazing are ideal for copper UNS C26130. However butt welding, oxyacetylene welding and spot welding can also be used to achieve good results. Gas shielded arc welding is rated as fair. Methods like coated metal arc welding are not recommended.

Hot working - Copper UNS C26130 alloy has fair hot working abilities. The hot working temperature for this alloy is between 732 and 843°C (1350 and 1550°F).

Cold working - Copper UNS C26130 alloy has excellent cold working properties.

Annealing - Copper UNS C26130 alloy is annealed at temperatures ranging between 427 and 760°C (800 and 1400 °F).

Applications

Copper UNS C26130 is mostly used for hot or cold-formed products.

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