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ASTM B505; SAE J462; SAE J461

  • Marine
  • Industry

Typical Uses

,Gears, Pump components, Marine fittings, Valves and for potable water applications, Valves, plumbing fixtures, potable water applications, gears, marine fittings and pump components, Bearings, Worm Wheels, Gears, Bearings for Heavy Loads and Relatively Low Speeds

Bar Length : 10ft - 12ft
Rectangle : up to 11'' W
Square : up to 5''
Hexagonal : up to 3''
Hollow : 1"X1/2" - 11 1/2"X10 1/2"
Round : 3/8" - 11 3/4"
Product availabillity


Chemical Composition


Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.5% min.

Applicable Specifications

* ASTM B505
*SAE J462; SAE J461

Fabrication Processes

Joining TechniqueSuitability
Oxyacetylene WeldingFair
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingFair
Coated Metal Arc WeldingFair
Machinability Rating30

Mechanical Properties (ASTM B505)

Tensile Strength, minAYield Strength, at 0.5% Extension Under Load, minAElongation in 2 in.
or 50 mm, min, %

A Minimum tensile strength and yield strength shall be reduced 10% for cast bars having a cross section, thickness, diameter, or wall of 4 in. (102 mm) or more. The cross sections are the diameter of a round solid, the distance across the flats of a solid hexagon, the thickness of a rectangle, and the wall thickness of a tube.

Physical Properties

US CustomaryMetric
Melting Point – Liquidus1832 F1000 C
Melting Point – Solidus1570 F854 C
Density0.318 lb/in3 at 68 F8.8 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity8.8008.8
Electrical Resistivity87.2 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F14.49 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity12 %IACS at 68 F0.069 MegaSiemens/cm at 20 C
Thermal Conductivity43.2 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·°F) at 68 F74.8 W/m ·°K at 20 C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion10.0 . 10-6 per oF (68-572 F)0.0 . 10-6 per oC (20-200 C)
Specific Heat Capacity0.09 Btu/lb/°F at 68 F377.1 J/kg · °K at 20 C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension14000 ksi96500 MPa
Magnetic Permeability1.01.0