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ASTM B505; SAE622; SAE J462; SAE J461

  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Architecture
  • Plumbing

Typical Uses

Building Heating Equipment, Cooling Equipment, Industrial Cryogenic Valves, Valves for Water Meters, Medium Pressure Hydraulic Equipment, Valve Components, Pumps Used to 550 F, Pump Impellers, Fittings Used to 550 F, Gears, Piston Rings, Bushings, Bearings, Marine Marine Castings, Plumbing Medium Pressure Architecture Ornamental Castings, Steam Equipment to 550F, Fasteners Nuts

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"
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Chemical Composition


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

Applicable Specifications

* ASTM B505
*SAE622; SAE J462; SAE J461

Fabrication Processes

Joining TechniqueSuitability
Oxyacetylene WeldingNot Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingNot Recommended
Coated Metal Arc WeldingNot Recommended
Machinability Rating42

Mechanical Properties (ASTM B505)

Tensile Strength, minAYield Strength, at 0.5% Extension Under Load, minAElongation in 2 in.
or 50 mm, min, %
38 26219 13118

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 – Liquidus1810 F988 C
Melting Point – Solidus1518 F826 C
Density0.312 lb/in3 at 68 F8.64 gm/cm3 at 20 C
Specific Gravity8.6408.64
Electrical Resistivity72.5 ohms-cmil/ft at 68 F12.0 microhm-cm at 20 C
Electrical Conductivity14 %IACS at 68 F0.083 MegaSiemens/cm at 20 C
Thermal Conductivity40.2 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2·°F) at 68 F69.6 W/m ·°K at 20 C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion10.0 . 10-6 per oF (68-572 F)18.0 . 10-6 per oC (20-200 C)
Specific Heat Capacity0.090 Btu/lb/°F at 68 F377.1 J/kg · °K at 20 C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension14000 ksi96500 MPa
Magnetic Permeability1.01.0