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Aerospace Certified High-Performance Copper Alloys Are Available Within Days from Busby Metals

When engineers around the world need copper alloys designed to stand up to the high-stress environments of aerospace applications, they turn to Busby Metals. Over 70 years’ experience has made us one of the most relied-upon solutions in the industry, with a vast product lineup and the ability to ship to nearly any continent in only three days.

This has made Busby Metals’ aerospace-certified high-performance copper alloys the go-to option for companies like Boeing and Airbus for materials to build aircraft that lives truly depend on. Our expert consultants and deep experience give us the edge.

Our lineup of Aerospace-grade copper alloys includes:

Copper Beryllium C17200

One of the most popular high-strength copper alloys in the world, C17200 has superior attributes in nearly all areas, including Strength, conductivity, ductility, corrosion resistance, machinability, and formability.  

C17200 has:

  • Moderate thermal and electrical conductivity
  • Low friction / anti-galling
  • No magnetic interaction
  • Superior resistance to erosion and corrosion
  • The ability to anneal and re-age

Copper Beryllium C17510

An excellent option for electronic connectors and mold tooling, C17510 boasts extremely high conductivity properties while having very low friction. This makes it a good choice for high-demand electronics applications.  

C17510 features:

  • One of the highest yield to elongation ratios in electronics
  • Excellent resistance to seawater and other corrosives
  • Easy machinability
  • Multiple tempers 

Tellurium Copper C14500

Generally considered the easiest copper alloy to machine, C14500 seeks a balance between strength and conductivity. C14500 is perfect for electronic applications where large amounts of stress or frequent cycling may occur, while still being conductive enough for reliable electrical use.

C14500 copper alloy has:

  • Improved strength
  • Excellent conductivity
  • Good formability
  • Excellent ductility

Cupronickel CuNi14Al2

Cupronickel products are especially noted for their excellent resistance to corrosion, even beyond most other copper-based alloys. They’re widely used in both marine and aerospace applications, as well as their inability to produce sparks under any forms of impact.  

Cupronickel CuNi14Al2 boasts:

  • High impact resistance
  • High strength
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Moderate machinability

ToughMet 3 ® Spinodal C72900

This specialty wrought Copper-Nickel-Tin alloy has much the same strength as copper beryllium alloys, but with lower heat/electrical conductivity. This makes it an excellent alternative in scenarios where beryllium is undesirable.  

C72900 features:

  • High stiffness ratio
  • Excellent bearing performance
  • High strength
  • Easy machinability
  • High corrosion and erosion resistance

Busby Metals: Benefit from Decades of Excellence

For aerospace-certified high-performance copper alloys, Busby Metals boasts a huge inventory and expert staff able to consult with you to find the perfect option for your needs. Our shipping and stocking programs are second to none, and we’re renowned for our on-time deliveries – even in rush scenarios.

Contact Busby Metals today for a full consultation on your project.